Transportation & Logistics

Make Success Your Destination

The route forward for transportation and logistics businesses isn’t always clear as the industry undergoes technology-driven disruption with the development of autonomous trucks, drones, and electric vehicles.

Changing consumer demands—with growing expectations for immediate deliveries—and evolving state tax laws accelerate the pressure, especially for companies focused on last-mile delivery.

To keep your business moving forward, it’s crucial to pursue solutions that improve warehouse logistics and can move products at lower costs, while also prioritizing tax planning. Stay ahead of change with industry-smart services that help you focus on what matters most: getting products and customers to their destination.

Conquer Industry Challenges

Seamlessly navigate potential roadblocks with guidance from our professionals.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Keep your supply chain and warehouses, shipments, trucking, rail, busing, marine, and other transport services running at top capacity to help your business meet deadlines and financial goals. Tap into your business’s data to inform your strategy and streamline operations—illuminating insights about fuel-saving opportunities; profitability by driver, lane, or customer; key performance indicators; and more.

Implementing systems that provide a comprehensive view of your operations allows your business to run in an integrated, collaborative manner—helping boost efficiencies and reliability.

Leverage the power of IT software solutions to transform your company into a data-driven organization with our Enterprise System Consulting, IT Development & Integration, IT Assessment & Planning Services, and more.

Avoid Tax Penalties

Companies that conduct business nationwide need to keep an eye on various state and local tax organizations aggressively seeking new ways to collect revenue. Ever-changing nexus laws could have major implications for businesses that operate across state lines when tax obligations aren’t properly monitored.

Staying proactive with tax planning can help determine which taxes you owe, when they need to be paid, and what strategies to reduce obligations might be available—so you can avoid missed deadlines that result in costly fines or suspended licenses.

Businesses with operations and customers across the globe also face their own set of international tax challenges.

Stay up-to-date with the additional state and global tax forms, deadlines, and filing requirements that can overwhelm your business with our State & Local Tax and International Tax Services.

Protect Valuable Assets and Data

Cybercriminals’ capacity to infiltrate your systems through ransomware and other strategic attacks are becoming more intelligent, and a breach or interruption to your supply chain could have damaging results.

Many businesses reluctantly choose to pay ransoms to resume operations—exposing themselves to future attacks should word spread they’re willing to meet attackers’ demands. Transportation companies are especially vulnerable because supply chain disruption may increase the willingness to oblige criminals’ ultimatums.

Take a proactive approach to cybersecurity by testing your current systems to evaluate your safety levels and identify controls you need for further preventive measures.

Prepare your business for attacks instead of scrambling to reduce the damage they cause with our Cybersecurity Services.

Execute Deals Confidently

Strengthen your position ahead of a merger, acquisition, or transaction with an asset valuation and quality of earnings assessment.

Navigate the transition process when selling a company with our guidance each step of the way during a transaction. Business owners looking to retire or pass the company on to the next generation should integrate their personal and business financial objectives into succession planning—a process that should begin years before the actual transition.

We also help private equity groups evaluate potential portfolio companies on the buy- and sell-side of a transaction.

Uncover potential risks and issues early so you can validate your transaction strategy with our Valuations, Due Diligence, Merger Management, Succession Planning Services, and more.

Leverage Tax Credits

Boost cash flow and reinvest money in your business by pursuing tax credits and incentives offered by the federal government and many states and jurisdictions. Navigating claims, however, can be a complex process that drains time and resources without professional guidance.

Explore options to boost your liquidity including:

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Earn credits for hiring individuals who receive government assistance.
  • Employee Retention Tax Credit. Earn payroll tax credits if you had a full or partial suspension of operations or a reduction in gross receipts during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Empowerment Zone Tax Credits. Earn credits for hiring individuals who live and work in a federally designated empowerment zone. 
  • Cost Segregation Studies. Defer taxes by segregating the cost components of your buildings into proper asset classifications and recovery periods for federal and state income tax purposes, potentially resulting in significantly shorter tax lives of 5-, 7-, and 15-years.
  • Net Operating Loss (NOL) Carrybacks. Offset tax liabilities in other tax periods if your allowable tax deductions for a year exceed taxable income.

Pursue these benefits and more with our Credits & Incentives Services.

In addition to navigating challenges for your business, we also help business owners and private clients take a comprehensive approach to their personal financial planning to contextualize how your business decisions may impact long-term goals. 

We’re All In

Businesses from across the industry look to our professionals for guidance, including:

  • Cargo consolidators
  • Freight forwarders
  • Less than truckload (LTLs)
  • Oil and gas transport
  • Heavy haul and aggregate
  • Last mile and courier
  • Ports and maritime
  • Third-party logistics companies
  • Truckload companies
  • Bus, shuttle, and taxi fleets
  • Airlines
  • Intermodal
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation technology

Valued Industry Perspectives

Immersed in the communities from which our clients operate and serve, our professionals take time to forge relationships that allow for customized, collaborative strategies.

Our influential industry presence helps place your personal needs within the larger context of national and regional trends. Unbound from big-firm conventions, our entrepreneurial spirit drives hands-on, forward-thinking business solutions so you can confidently plan for what’s next.

Client Success Stories

Learn how Gordon Truck Centers successfully sold a trucking business and acquired new dealerships with guidance from Moss Adams professionals.

Our clients aren’t the only industry leaders who look to us for guidance. We frequently collaborate with influential industry organizations and events such as the American, California, Oregon, Idaho, Texas, Utah, and Washington Trucking Associations; Intermodal Association of North America; Los Angeles Transportation Club; Harbor Transportation Club of Long Beach; Transportation Club of Seattle; Transportation Club of Tacoma; and more.

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