Article from Risk and Insurance
Interesting summary article discussing the shortage of drivers contrasted with the increased regulation by the government.
In mid-November of last year, the employees of Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. and Partners Funding, Inc. started our ninth annual “Jeans for Charity” dress casual fundraising event. Over the course of the following 31 business days if the employees wanted to wear jeans they needed to donate a specific amount each day they were
The following appeared in the 11.13.18 issue of the Minnesota Trucking Association newsletter and thought it was worth repeating here: “According to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation Report, the for-hire trucking industry added another 2,400 jobs in October. That’s the sixth straight month that total for-hire trucking employment has gained and the 13th
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, recently unveiled its Top Industry Issues report, which includes the list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry. The top three issues probably present no surprises: Driver Recruitment Hours of Service Rules (more flexibility being needed) Driver Retention Lists
NEW TARIFFS ON TRAILERS, CHASSIS, AND RELATED PARTS FROM CHINA The following excerpt was taken from a recent MTA newsletter giving a “heads” up on some of the cost changes due to recent tariffs imposed. As noted, it looks like it may only affect 38% of the total and may not be a huge factor
According to the MN Trucking Association in a recent article published (3.27.18), ELD enforcement will begin April 1, 2018. Following is an excerpt from that Article: “Beginning April 1, 2018, if a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is stopped and found to be operating a CMV without a required electronic logging device (ELD) or automatic
It’s that time of year again! 2017 MN IRP Expiration Date is February 28, 2018. Don’t drown in a mountain of renewals! 2017 IFTA Licenses expire 12.31.17 2018 Unified Carrier Registration must be filed by 1.1.18 Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. (parent to Partners Funding, Inc.) Authority Department can help! Contact us today to file
For the short term, at least, capacity of trucking industry is being tested due to the hurricane’s recent devastation. Click here to read further.
We recently had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago. In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire
Wonderful day spent at the MTA (Minnesota Trucking Association) golf outing at Majestic Oaks yesterday. Good people and a lot of fun helping represent our parent company, Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. (transportation industry factoring, permitting and tax reporting services).
We had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago. In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire This