Article from Risk and Insurance
Interesting summary article discussing the shortage of drivers contrasted with the increased regulation by the government.
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 is research (in the form of questionnaires sent) that explore the potential of taxing motor carriers that run within a state. The question asked was how much business do you do in a particular state to determine if income taxes should be paid in that state? The speaker recommended, if the trucking company gets one of these questionnaires, to contact their accountant to review, first.
Session II – Cargo Theft Summary Points
This is a shift from high value to high target loads. Most prevalent areas still the South & NE US. Two types of theft, shifting to the second:
Prevention was mentioned – Pre and post trip inspections and check the seal every time stopped
Session III – Electronic Logs
Biggest problem carriers will need to deal with/reconcile:
Deadline to convert is still 12.31.17. For those that have already implemented (comments from those on the panel):
Session IV – Accounting/Finance general discussions concerning:
Session V – Marketing
Resources get funneled through your culture to generate an outcome. If the culture is dysfunctional the results achieved are not optimum. Leader, people, systems are crucial.
Please keep in mind these are notes and accuracy should be associated as such. If you would like further information/clarification, contact us and we can attempt to clarify through the speakers that organized the sessions or contact the MTA directly.