Transportation accounting

Transportation has been a key practice area of ours since 1971.

Minnesota Transportation Accounting Services.

What’s driving your business?

It should be efficiency, employee retention and profit, but too often it is competition, revolving training and cash flow. You should have an advisor on your side to take a tax efficient, proactive approach to managing the top and bottom line and everything in between.

Whether it’s negotiating fuel surcharges or dealing with leasing sales tax and fleet maintenance, Smith Schafer has the experience and understanding of the transportation industry to make a lasting positive difference in your future success. Our Transportation Group, comprised of numerous professionals, is committed to serving over 110 Minnesota transportation entities.

We understand the industry and what keeps you up at night

Managing a Fleet

Driver Safety

Labor Issues

Internal Controls

Cash Flow & Forecasting

Mergers & Acquisitions

specialized transportation industry services

  • Multistate Tax Consulting
  • State and Local Income/Sales Tax
  • Risk Assessments & Internal Controls Review
  • Projections & Other Financial Analysis
  • Health Reform Advisory
  • Budgeting & Cash Flow Analysis
  • Technology Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis
  • Audit & Attest

Partner with an experienced team of CPAs to help you create saving opportunities both now and in the future.


Smith Schafer professionals have serviced and made a strong commitment the transportation industry since 1971. This includes membership and community involvement in a number of associations including:

Why Transportation Clients Choose Us

“Great customer service – always!

 – Baser Freight

“I have worked with Smith Schafer directly and indirectly since 1979. I’ve always felt comfortable and confident in the work they do. Smith Schafer knows the law, the regulations and the rules that support our business.

 – Minnesota Coaches

Transportation Industry Resources

5 Trends in The Transportation Industry in 2023

5 Trends in The Transportation Industry in 2023

The return and growth of demand for transportation services are promising for the industry, but with rising costs, it is important to keep up with industry trends to stay profitable. Here are five things transportation companies should focus on as we move through 2022:

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