Arkansas Trucking Association

MTC Technician Curriculum Advisory Committee

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 TECHNICIAN CURRICULUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chairman: Heath Wilson, Maverick Transportation

Carl Tapp Scholarship Fund

Purpose

To address industry workforce needs by researching and developing educational curriculum guidelines for secondary and postsecondary school systems in Arkansas with the assistance of industry and education experts as well as other entities as defined by the Arkansas Trucking Association.

Background

Our industry faces a growing crisis due to a shortage of trained maintenance professionals, and many members have been approached by the educational community seeking our assistance in shaping programs that will provide that skilled labor force now and into the future.  In response, the Arkansas Trucking Association Maintenance & Technology Council at its June 15, 2016 meeting voted to form a committee that might offer solutions to this industry-wide problem.

Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are set forth to guide the committee in fulfilling its purpose to help secondary and postsecondary institutions develop curriculum that prepares students for a career in the diesel maintenance industry; the committee may undertake other and different activities as appropriate for that purpose, or as may be delegated to it by the Arkansas Trucking Association Maintenance & Technology Council.

The committee shall

  1. Identify potential learning institutions to offer courses in industry-related subjects;
  2. Develop relationships with learning institutions, educators, and advisors;
  3. Develop a list of standard skill and learning objectives, based on employer needs, that will prepare students in any institution’s diesel maintenance/trucking program for a career in some sector of the Arkansas trucking industry;
  4. Assist institutions in developing a scope, sequence, and course descriptions for industry-related programs;
  5. Assist educators in developing real-world assessments to determine whether students have met learning objectives and acquired skills that satisfy real Arkansas employer needs;
  6. Undertake review of committee’s curriculum development and assess whether it continues to adequately prepare students for careers in the Arkansas trucking industry. Make suggestions for improving curriculum based changing industry needs;
  7. Report progress at each MTC meeting.

Calendar, Minutes, Presentations

2017 Calendar:

Web Meeting Agenda February 16

2016 Calendar:

Conference Call Minutes November 1

Conference Call Minutes September 13

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Technician Curriculum Advisory Committee

MTC1

 TECHNICIAN CURRICULUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chairman: Heath Wilson, Maverick Transportation

Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship

Purpose

To address industry workforce needs by researching and developing educational curriculum guidelines for secondary and postsecondary school systems in Arkansas with the assistance of industry and education experts as well as other entities as defined by the Arkansas Trucking Association.

Background

Our industry faces a growing crisis due to a shortage of trained maintenance professionals, and many members have been approached by the educational community seeking our assistance in shaping programs that will provide that skilled labor force now and into the future.  In response, the Arkansas Trucking Association Maintenance & Technology Council at its June 15, 2016 meeting voted to form a committee that might offer solutions to this industry-wide problem.

Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are set forth to guide the committee in fulfilling its purpose to help secondary and postsecondary institutions develop curriculum that prepares students for a career in the diesel maintenance industry; the committee may undertake other and different activities as appropriate for that purpose, or as may be delegated to it by the Arkansas Trucking Association Maintenance & Technology Council.

The committee shall

  1. Identify potential learning institutions to offer courses in industry-related subjects;
  2. Develop relationships with learning institutions, educators, and advisors;
  3. Develop a list of standard skill and learning objectives, based on employer needs, that will prepare students in any institution’s diesel maintenance/trucking program for a career in some sector of the Arkansas trucking industry;
  4. Assist institutions in developing a scope, sequence, and course descriptions for industry-related programs;
  5. Assist educators in developing real-world assessments to determine whether students have met learning objectives and acquired skills that satisfy real Arkansas employer needs;
  6. Undertake review of committee’s curriculum development and assess whether it continues to adequately prepare students for careers in the Arkansas trucking industry. Make suggestions for improving curriculum based changing industry needs;
  1. Report progress at each MTC meeting.

Please let us know if you would be interested in joining us in this effort. For more information or if you have questions, please email sarahsheets@arkansastrucking.com or call 501.372.3462.

Calendar, Minutes, Presentations

2017 Calendar:

Web Meeting Agenda February 16

2016 Calendar:

Conference Call Minutes November 1

Conference Call Minutes September 13

 

 

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Accounting & Finance Council

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Chairman

Eric Grant                            

Maverick Transportation

Vice Chairman

Jeff Wiskur                                        

Distribution Solutions, Inc.

Secretary

Bryan Swaim

ABF Freight

The Accounting & Finance Council (AFC) is an exclusive membership benefit of the Arkansas Trucking Association, providing a forum for employees of corporate members.

The AFC promotes cooperative efforts to increase education and research of taxation, finance, accounting, collection, risk management and insurance issues impacting the trucking industry. This is brought to members through the following:

  • Regular meetings for discussion
  • Interchanging ideas and information
  • Council research
  • Development of educational materials
  • Promoting growth and participation in the Council

The Accounting & Finance Council is a valuable organization for motor carriers, industry safety professionals and service providers.

Corporate membership in the Arkansas Trucking Association is required for companies joining the Accounting & Finance Council.

For more information, please contact Sarah Sheets at sarahsheets@arkansastrucking.com.

 

AFC Calendar, Minutes and Presentations

2017:

1. New Leasing Account Standards by Trevor Salzmann (Grant Thornton)

2. The Current and Future State of Corporate Payments by Bill Cherry and John White (EFS)

3. Money Talk: Political Contributions, Year-end Giving and More by Richard Bell (Bell & Company, PA)

  • Second Quarter Meeting - May 3

1. Wall Street's Perspective on Industry Game-Changing Regulation by Brad Delco (Stephens Inc.)

1. Cyber Security Discussion (Finance & Legal Perspectives) with Jon Pasco (Arvest Bank) and Rodney Moore (Wright, Lindsey, & Jennings)

2. Legislative Update: What Tort Reform Means for Your Business with Greg Jones (Wright, Lindsey & Jennings)

3. Legislative Update: Coming Changes to IRP with Christy Earnhart (Department of Finance & Administration)

 

2016:

1. Understanding and Handling the New OT Exemption Rules with Stuart Jackson

2. The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt with Arkansas State Auditor Andrea Lea

3. The Ins and Outs of Virtual Credit Cards with Anthony Robinson (Comdata)

4. Workers Comp Legislation: What to Know with Guy Wade (Friday Firm)

1. Current Market Trends & Concerns with Scott Cottingham (Aon Transportation & Logistics)

2. Salary Trends with Stephanie Shine (Robert Half Financing & Accounting)

3. Work Opportunity Tax Credits: Are you leaving money on the table? with Blake Baumann (Clarus Solutions)

4. Year-End Tax Guidance with Richard Bell (Bell & Company, PA)

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Join Now! Membership Application

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Join the Arkansas Trucking Association

To submit an application for membership, CLICK on "Carrier Application" if you are a carrier or "Allied Application" if you provide services or sell products to the trucking industry.

To complete and submit your application, just PRINT from your browser window and EMAIL to katiethomason@arkansastrucking.com.

 

Carrier Application - Use this form to apply for a carrier membership


Allied Application - Use this form to apply for an allied membership

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PO Box 3476 (72203)
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