Arkansas Trucking Association

Accounting & Finance Council

Arkansas Trucking Accounting & Finance Council


Darron Ming

Eco Flaps

Vice Chairman

Clay Sanders

Cottingham & Butler


Tracy Rainey

Morris Transportation Services, LLC

Immediate Past Chairman - Bob Laster, JM Bozeman Enterprises

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 Katie Thomason at

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Arkansas Trucking Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  



Accounting & Finance Council Calendar, Minutes and Presentations


Fourth Quarter Meeting - December 3

Third Quarter Meeting - October 8

Second Quarter Meeting - May 21

First Quarter Meeting - March 11


Fourth Quarter Meeting - December 3

Third Quarter Meeting - August 29

  1. Cyber Exposures in the Transportation Industry by (Aon Risk Solutions)
  2. IRP Online Services: How Did We Get Here and What's Next? by Christy Earnhart (Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration)

Second Quarter Meeting - May 15

  1. Arkansas Tax Reform Brief by Matthew Bach and Michael Parker (Dover Dixon Horne PLLC)

First Quarter Meeting - March 1

  1. Regulatory Updates & Driver Per Diem Programs by Kayleigh Dulaney and Neemah Esmaeilpour (Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP)
  2. Driver Recruiting and Retention by Darron Ming (Professional Driver Agency)
  3. Trucking Litigation Trends by Greg Jones and Neemah Esmaeilpour (Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP) 
  4. Data Analytics in the Workplace by Regina Young and Neemah Esmaeilpour (Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP)


Fourth Quarter Meeting - December 12

  1. Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: What Businesses & Individuals Need to Know by Mark Lundy and Kayla Moschner (BKD, LLP)
  2. Intelligent Automation Overview, Risk and Controls, and Internal Audit Considerations by Jon Smith (Ernst & Young LLP)

Third Quarter Meeting - August 29

  1. Unclaimed Property Reporting by Arkansas State Auditor Andrea Lea
  2. Accounting Standards Update: Leases, Revenue, Recognition, and Beyond by Gina Moran, CPA; Bryan Hall, CPA; and Zack Clark, CPA (Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP)
  3. Effects of Changes in Lease Accounting Standards on Bank Debt and Financial Covenants by Scott Heady (Simmons Bank)

Second  Quarter Meeting - May 16

  1. Caution: Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Compliance Risks Ahead by Janis Moebus (U.S. Absence Management)

First Quarter Meeting - March 6

  1. Block Chain 101 by Ken Craig (McLeod Software)
  2. The Blockchain Revolution in Transport by Chris Burruss (Blockchain in Transport Alliance)
  3. Blockchain in Action by Katy Venkataratinam, Michelle Garcia, Anna Grace Franklin & Lane Black (University of Arkansas)


Fourth Quarter Meeting - December 8

  1. Trump Tax Plan Update & Year-end Planning Strategies by Troy Hogan (Katz, Sapper & Miller)
  2. The Hidden Cost of Mudflaps by Darren Ming (Eco Flaps)
  3. Engineering Your Freight Network to Increase Margin & Profitability by Brian Abel ( (KSM Transport Advisors)

Third Quarter Meeting - August 24

  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.)

First Quarter Meeting - March 1

  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)


Third Quarter Meeting - September 22

  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)

Fourth Quarter Meeting - December 1

  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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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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