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Job Growth
Posted on November 14, 2018

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

Trucking Industry Top Issues
Posted on October 31, 2018

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

Trucking Costs
Posted on September 27, 2018

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

Electronic Log Enforcement
Posted on March 28, 2018

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

2018 MN IRP RENEWAL
Posted on November 7, 2017

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

Trucking Industry Capacity Tested
Posted on September 14, 2017

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.

Recent MTA Trucking Conference
Posted on June 21, 2017

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

MTA Golf Outing
Posted on June 6, 2017

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).

MTA Conference Summary
Posted on June 1, 2017

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

Sleeper Berth Study of Flexible Hours
Posted on April 11, 2017

Following is an excerpt from the Minnesota Trucking Association Newsletter dated 4.11.17 and thought we would share: “STUDY ON ADDING SPLIT SLEEPER BERTH FLEXIBILITY TO HOURS OF SERVICE LIKELY TO BEGIN THIS YEAR The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study to add split sleeper berth flexibility to hours of service may begin this year.