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APRIL 2014 EDITION

In South Dakota we are more than ready for Spring!


APRIL 24, 2014 Chairman’s Message..................................3 President’s Message..................................5 Update From Black Hills Log Haulers Association President Robert Christian.................7 April Driver of the Month..........................9 Dates to Remember.................................10 Light Blinking Red for Highway Trust Fund...11 There is a New Cancer Epidemic..............13 Agricultural Commodities Conference, & Log Haulers Conference Registration Form.......15 Tentative Agenda For SDTA Summer Board of Directors Meeting, Agricultural Commodities Conference & Log Haulers Conference.......16 SDTA’s Annual Cliff Tjaden Fishing Event Registration Form...................................17 SDTA’s Annual Cliff Tjaden Fishing Event Sponsorship Form...................................18 SDTA’s 9th Annual Poker Run..................19 Welcome New SDTA Members..................20 New Member Chart..................................20 Warehouseman & Movers Conference Annual Meeting Registration...............................22 SDTA Associates Appreciation East River Golf Event Registration Form..........................24 East/West River Golf Sponsorships Forms...25 SDTA Associates Appreciation West River Golf Event Registration Form..........................26 Reminder to Save The Date......................27 Pierre Truck Route Construction Traffic Impact......................................................28 There is Strength in Numbers....................31 Board of Directors List.............................32

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SOUTH DAKOTA TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IN SIOUX FALLS ON MAY 10, 2014 COME OUT AND WATCH THE COMPETITION. THE SKILLS COURSE STARTS AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE PARKING LOT AT SOUTHEAST TECH.


SDTA’s EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Rick Hoogendoorn, Chairman of Board Mike Habeck, Vice Chairman David Bultsma, Treasurer Jeff Gillespie, Secretary Alton Palmer, Past Chairman Myron L. Rau, President Mike Habeck, ATA Vice President

SDTA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Justin Anders Tom Beuzekom Linda Bickford Kimberly Bonhart Lloyd Bultsma Robert Christian Brian Clark Art Donovan Bryan Eden Francis Hamm Randy Hartley Larry Klaahsen Stan Kopfmann Jerred Koppmann Jody Kuper Tim Miller Ben Oldenkamp Jerry Ollerich Matt Parker Robert Punt Wade Stebbins Dan Swenson Dave Stoterau Jeff Watkins Bud Westendorf Bob Willey

SDTA’s Past Chairpersons Stan Anders Larry Anderson Robert Appelwick Ted Bultsma Rich Burns Darrold Dean Bernard Feldhaus Alton Palmer Jeff Parker Gene Phillips Michelle Schipper Randy Thompson Wayne Viessman Stephen Willers

Little things in life….. Well, the Highway Trust Fund is not one of those “little things in life” and a lot of us are probably tired of hearing about it, but it has such a big impact on our industry it is something we have to keep our eyes on. Communication out of Washington, DC, is four U.S. senators saying they have reached a bipartisan agreement on the general principles for legislation. Hopefully by the time you read this article we will have a view of exactly what those “principles” are. The good news is that there is bipartisan support for at least the beginning efforts. Without that we are literally stuck in the mud. Let’s hope there are some creative solutions that are brought forward. As a reminder, our Call on Washington, DC, meetings will be held Tuesday, April 29. Based on the recent news of the Highway Trust Fund, our trip may be well timed. If you have any specific concerns that you want addressed, please contact one of the Board Members, or Executive Committee members, including myself or Myron. I will bring a full report of the results of our trip to the next Board Meeting. Little things in life….. • On my way to work this morning, a truck driver was attempting a right hand turn with an extended sleeper cab and 53-ft trailer. There was no way he was going to negotiate that corner in morning traffic. As I watched the situation, all three cars in the turning lane backed up in unison to allow him to make the turn. It made my day to see the professional courtesy shown to that driver. I suspect it helped make his day as well. • Teddy Bears – we had a few extra teddy bears left over from our Board Meeting in Pierre and the office staff decided to give the remainder to a local children’s hospital. I was informed by the hospital that the first two bears handed out were given to daughters of truck drivers. To the dads of those sick little girls (and moms), it was a nice connection of what they do each day on the road and SDTA, and I trust it helped give them something to smile about among the concerns of dealing with a sick child. Some things are just meant to be. The “little things” are always good reminders for me each day as I work with my employees. • Have I given my employees clear expectations? • Have I given my employees the materials and equipment they need to be successful in their jobs? • In the last week, have I given them recognition or praise for doing good work? • Have I encouraged their development and given them opportunities to learn and grow? What we perceive as “little things” collectively can change people and assure greater success in our businesses. What “little things” can you identify this week to help promote the professional image of our industry? What “little things” can you do to encourage and reward your employees? Thanks for all you do for our industry and SDTA. Be safe and wish us luck in Washington, DC!

Rick Hoogendoorn, YRC Freight

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Here we go again, winter just seems to hang around like a bad neighbor. We have at least had a couple of teaser days when it is warm enough for us to think that Spring may actually come. People are getting very tired of being inside; they just want to get outside and enjoy the weather and start with spring yard work. At the end of this month,a group of SDTA Members will travel to Washington, DC, for our annual Call on Washington. This is the tenth year that a contingency of SDTA Members will make the trip to Washington. I personally think this is one of the best trips we make. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) briefings are comprehensive and the interaction with our Congressional Delegation is invaluable. If you have an issue that you feel we need to carry to Capitol Hill, please contact me and I will be happy to get our contingency geared up to present the issue to our Congressional Delegation and/or to the ATA. We will follow the format we have used in the past which is to assign a topic for each member to personally discuss with our Congressional Delegation. Through this method, each member gets a chance to dig into a particular issue and then make the presentation personal to their individual business experience. Also in May, your ATA State Vice President, Mike Habeck will attended the ATA Leadership Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. This meeting serves as the semi annual Board of Directors Meeting for the American Trucking Associations. Again, this is a great time to spend with truckers from across the country to share issues of mutual concern. This is a very important meeting for our State Vice President to attend; it is where ATA policies are discussed, changed and formed. If there is an issue that you would like Mike to carry to the meeting, please give him a call and give him your thoughts about the matter. As usual, your SDTA staff has a very busy May schedule, the South Dakota Trucking Association’s Annual Truck Driving Championships are scheduled for Saturday, May 10th, at the Southeast Technical Institute, in Sioux Falls. We are still in need of volunteers to act as judges for this event and the field is wide open for drivers to participate. If you have questions about how you can participate, please call your SDTA office. The summer meeting of the SDTA Board of Directors is scheduled immediately following our annual Cliff Tjaden Fishing Event. Also coupled with the Board Meeting is the annual Agricultural Commodities Conference and the Log Haulers Conference. Please review the “Dates to Remember” printed in this edition of the Trucking News. We have an action packed couple of months ahead. Please participate in any way you can! REMEMBER: If you do not have a seat at the table, you may be what is served for dinner and perhaps that will be WELL DONE. Get involved and stay involved!

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The log haulers seminar went very well! For those who were unable to make it, I would like to report that Myron talked about the 2014 legislative session and he gave a summary of what he does as president for the South Dakota Trucking Association and the trucking industry. I want to personally thank Myron and the SDTA board of directors for allowing this event because it is one of those rare times we get to interact on our turf. During the seminar, we had a discussion regarding the I-90 construction in the Spearfish area. It seems there is an area that is quite dangerous for high profile vehicles. Myron was able to contact the Region Engineer with the SD DOT and they have agreed to do some additional signing to make truck drivers aware to slow down to avoid a possible problem. Noel Gabriel from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spent much of the afternoon giving his presentation. Although there was a lot to absorb, I think there were some eyes opened by everyone on a lot of different categories. As independent owner operators, it is our responsibility to stay informed and current on the changes of laws. You always have to ask yourself, “What am I responsible for, what am I accountable for and what are the consequences?” We packed a lot of information into a short period of time. I told Noel that we would love to have him return sometime, but sadly he told the group that he is leaving the FMCSA. While writing this article I am also preparing for my trip to Washington, DC, with a number of other SDTA members. I look forward to the time we will have to address our Congressional Delegation on a number of different issues. I have been assigned the topic of sleep apnea. At first thought, as log haulers you probably think this does not pertain to you. That is wrong; this does not only pertain to everyone with a commercial driver’s license it is an issue that effects the whole transportation industry. The National Transportation Safety Board says all transportation operations need to become more aware of obstructive sleep apnea. The FMCSA says that 28% of people holding a CDL have mild to severe sleep disorder and studies also show they have identified fatigue as a factor in 13% of all fatal truck crashes, rising to 28% in single commercial vehicle crashes. Anyone can have a sleep disorder and may not even realize it. Bill Graves CEO of the American Trucking Associations says this could cost the trucking industry a billion dollars a year. With 4% of commercial drivers being severely effected by sleep apnea and 5% percent being moderate, you would hope they would try to identify the severe cases first and monitor the results. On October 15th President Obama signed a bill that requires the FMCSA to address sleep disorders as a rule making process rather than by guidance. I think FMCSA Administrator, Ann Ferro sums it up best when she says, the challenge is to develop screening and treatment options that are affordable and acceptable by operators. Robert Christian, President Black Hills Log Haulers Association

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APRIL 2014 Driver of the Month

Teri Spencer Teri Spencer, A&A Express, Inc., Brandon, SD, has been selected as the April 2014 Driver of the Month by the South Dakota Safety Management Council. Ms. Spencer has logged nearly 3 million accident-free miles in her 22 years as a professional truck driver for A&A Express, Inc. Teri is a great representative for A&A Express. She is a professional in everything she does. She always operates with the public’s safety in mind. She stays well informed of the FMCSA regulations. She is very compliant with all of the rules and regulations of this industry. Teri has been an active participant in the Truck Driving Championships. She has competed every year since 1996. As a five-time champion she has been to the National Truck Driving Championships in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Teri has also been actively involved in the South Dakota Chapter of the World’s Largest Convoy for Special Olympics for several years. Teri is a resident of Sioux Falls, SD. SDTA joins the Safety Management Council in congratulating Teri Spencer for being selected as the April 2014 Driver of the Month.

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• SDTA Truck Driving Championships – Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. • Warehouseman & Movers Conference – May 16 through 18, 2014, at the Blue Bell Lodge in Custer State Park. • Social Hour, Dinner and Calcutta for the Annual Cliff Tjaden SDTA Fishing Event – starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014. • Annual Cliff Tjaden SDTA Fishing Event – Thursday, June 12, 2014, with boats launching on the Missouri River at 8:00 a.m. and returning for weigh-in at 3:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at the RedRossa Italian Grille next to the Clubhouse Inn & Suites, Pierre. SDTA Executive Committee will meet at the RedRossa following dinner. • SDTA Summer Board Meeting – 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Clubhouse Inn & Suites, Pierre. Annual Meeting of the Agricultural Commodities Conference and the Log Haulers Conference will take place in conjunction with the meeting of SDTA BOD. • SDTA East River Golf Outing at the Brandon Golf Course – 10:00 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. • SDTA West River Golf Outing at the Elks Golf Course, Rapid City – 9:00 a.m. shotgun start on Friday, June 27, 2014. • 9th Annual West River Poker Run, Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Rapid City area. • National Truck Driving Championships – August 12 through 16, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. • SDTA Annual Convention – Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD on September 3 through 5, 2014. • SDTA Fall Executive Committee Meeting - Crossroads Hotel & Event Center, Huron at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, with dinner served during the meeting. • SDTA Fall Board Meeting – Crossroads Hotel & Event Center, Huron at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, with the Annual Guided Pheasant hunt scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12th at Stan’s, Inc., east of Alpena, SD. • West River Legislative Reception - Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City - Monday, December 8, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (west river time). • East River Legislative Reception - Callaway’s, 500 East 69th Street, Sioux Falls on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (east river time). • SDTA Winter Executive Committee Meeting - 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the RedRossa Italian Grille with dinner served during the meeting. • SDTA Winter Board of Directors Meeting - RedRossa Italian Grille at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 with a Board of Directors Dinner at 5:30 p.m. In the evening, we will hold the annual legislative reception and sundae bar at the RedRossa Italian Grille. The SDTA Executive Committee will meet jointly with the SDADA Executive Committee in the afternoon of Monday, February 9, 2015.


Light Blinking Red for Highway Trust Fund

April 15, 2014 - By Oliver Patton

will find the money needed to keep their programs going, they will start shelving plans for future projects. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has said the deadline for sending that signal is June. Transportation and business interests strongly support raising the fuel tax and indexing it to inflation but a tax hike of any description is too heavy a political lift for Congress or the White House.

The Highway Trust Fund is likely to run into the red by September, according to the latest update from the Department of Transportation. In its most recent monthly status report, DOT shows the fund’s cash balance dipping below zero in late August or the first week of September. The pending shortfall creates a sense of crisis as Congress drafts legislation to replace the current highway law, MAP-21, with a long-term program. MAP-21, a two-year program, expires in October. All agree that the next bill needs to cover a longer period, five to six years, but there’s no agreement on how to pay for it.

There are alternatives on the table. President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have proposed one-time funding infusions derived from corporate tax reforms. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., has proposed a financing innovation based on tax-free repatriation of overseas earnings. Boxer, whose committee is drafting a bill this month, has said Congress might be able to come to terms on funding derived from corporate tax reform, but not before the November mid-term election. That means Congress may have to tap the general treasury for money to keep the fund whole this fall. Reprinted from

State transportation departments are caught in the middle. Unless they get a clear signal that Congress

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Headline ~ There is a new cancer epidemic… By Sanford Health with John Lee, MD And it may not be what you would expect. The prevalence of head and neck cancers has exploded in the last few years across the nation and here in South Dakota. The amount of patients being treated for this at Sanford Health has gone from 9 in 2008 to 304 in 2013. “The number of people we’ve seen with tonsillar cancer in the last few years has tripled if not quadrupled in size,” says John Lee, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist at Sanford. “And in most of these new cases, the cause is the human papilloma virus - known more commonly as HPV.” HPV is a common virus that is transmitted sexually and has dozens of different strains. Some strains lead to no adverse health issues and go away on their own. Other common risk factors include tobacco and alcohol use. Men are nearly twice as likely as women to have a head or neck cancer, and they are more common in people ages 50 and older. Typical symptoms of head and neck cancers include a lump or sore in the mouth that won’t heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, or a change or hoarseness in the voice. “It’s important to be aware of any changes in your body,” says Dr. Lee. “These types of cancers spread quickly, so it’s important to detect them in their earliest stages, so our patients have the best treatment options and outcomes.” Most head and neck cancers begin in the squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the head and neck. Typical treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. What combination is used depends on the patient and the stage of cancer. But as the number of patient cases has increased, so has Sanford’s success in helping patients overcome the disease. The team of expert physicians is producing one of the best health outcome rates in the nation for head and neck cancer patients. A recent study at Sanford tracked the survival rate of head and neck cancer patients over the last five years. Two years posttreatment, 98 percent of the patients survived their cancer. This is compared to the national average of 72 percent according to SEER survival data tracked by the National Cancer Institute. “Surgical, targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatment options are better than ever,” says Dr. Lee. “By coordinating care between a variety of specialists, patients can be diagnosed and get a comprehensive treatment plan. Together we all work to remove the cancer and get each person back on a track toward good health.” Making some simple lifestyle changes can significantly lower the risk of developing a head and neck cancer. Quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk. Limiting alcohol consumption and number of sexual partners also will also lower the risk. To learn more about preventing your personal risk for developing this type of cancer or to schedule an appointment with our team of experts, call the Sanford Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at (605) 328-8200.

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Tentative Agenda For SDTA Summer Board Meeting, Agricultural Commodities Conference & Log Haulers Conference WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

6:00 p.m. - Social Hour 7:00 p.m. - Dinner followed by Calcutta for SDTA Annual Cliff Tjaden Fishing Event

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

7:30 a.m. - Check In 8:00 a.m. - Launch on the Missouri River 3:30 p.m. - Weigh In / Dinner following weigh-in at RedRossa, adjacent to the Clubhouse Inn & Suites 7:30 p.m. - SDTA Executive Committee Meeting

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

SDTA Summer Board Meeting, Agricultural Commodities Conference & Log Haulers Conference 8:00 a.m. • Call To Order • Roll Call for SDTA Board Members • Approve Minutes From SDTA Fall Board Meeting • Review SDTA’s Third Quarter Financial Statement • Review Important Dates To Remember • SDTA Executive Committee Report • SDTA Safety Management Council Report - Tim Miller, Chairman • SDTA Associates Conference Report - Bryan Eden • SDTA Issues Management Report - Matt Parker • SDTA Membership and Membership Services Report • SDTA Public Relations Discussion - Review SDTA Truck Driving Championships / Discuss National Truck Driving Championships Funding • ATA Vice President Report • SDTA Old Business • SDTA New Business • Agricultural Commodities Conference Annual Business Meeting • Election of Agricultural Commodities Conference Officers & Directors • Agricultural Commodities Conference Old Business • Agricultural Commodities Conference New Business • 2014 Legislative Update - Myron Rau • Review from Robert Christian on Spring Log Haulers Meeting in Spearfish • Log Haulers Conference Old Business • Log Haulers Conference New Business ALL EVENTS & MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE CLUBHOUSE INN & SUITES, PIERRE, SD 16


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Members Recruited Since 2013 Annual Convention

1 New Member Recruited by: Clifford E. Mendel

46875 252nd St. - Baltic, SD 57003 Phone: 605-450-1117 mendel.trucking@gmail.com Owner-Operator / BULk COMMODITIES / FEED Sponsored by: SDTA

DENNIS C. OLSON TRUCKING, INC.

Chris or Theresa Olson 42918 163rd St. - Bradley, SD 57217 Phone: 605-784-3491 • 605-784-1360 dcotruck@itctel.com bulk commodities / dry van / feed / grain Sponsored by: SDTA

Grassland hutterian

George waldner, jr. 11865 370th Ave. - westport, sd 57481-8105 phone: 605-439-3001 / Fax: 605-439-3061 feed / grain / gravel / livestock sponsored by: sdta

litzen transport, inc.

don litzen 8771 Steamboat rd. - summerset, sd 57769 phone: 605-431-7971 / Fax: 605-252-7100 common / flatbed / wood sponsored by: tim miller, cliff viessman,inc.

rysavy enterprise

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Argo & Sons

1 New Member Recruited by: Dan Swenson ProHaul

1 New Member Recruited by: Larry Thury

1 New Member Recruited by: Steve Hoffman Mid States Transp.

1 New Member Recruited by: Tim Miller Cliff Viessman

2 New Members Recruited by: Black Hills Log Haulers Assoc.

6 New Members Recruited by: I State Truck Center

17 New Members Recruited by: SD Trucking Association


SD WAREHOUSEMAN AND MOVERS CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING MAY 16, 17 & 18 2014 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND FAMILY GETAWAY AT THE BLUE BELL LODGE FRIDAY, MAY 16TH 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.

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Each month the SDTA Safety Management Council selects one driver to be recognized as the Driver of the Month. During the Annual SDTA Convention the Driver of the Month winners interview for the SDTA Driver of the Year. The nomination forms and rules are available online at:

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Pierre Truck Route Construction Traffic Impact The Truck Route in Pierre (US Hwy 14B) will be reconstructed this summer (2014) from near the Airport Road / 4th Street and Truck Route intersection, north to the divided highway in Pierre. Anticipated bid letting of March 5, 2014 and anticipated start date late April / early May (dates subject to change). The project will be constructed in three phases: - Phase 1: Traffic maintained through the project. - Phase 2: Project closed to through traffic for approximately 3 months. - Phase 3: Traffic Maintained through the project, with a 12’ width restriction. Access to the businesses located in the project area will be maintained from the south (Airport Road / 4th Street). The median crossover in the divided highway, located at Kingsway / North Airport Road will be closed during Phase 2. Commuter and residential truck route traffic will be required to utilize Euclid Avenue during Phase 2. Through trucks will be required to utilize a 19-mile detour around the Oahe Dam during Phase 2. Local delivery only permitted to utilize Euclid Avenue. Over-width vehicles required to detour around the Oahe Dam during Phases 2 and 3. A permanent left turn lane will be constructed in the median crossover located at Windsor Place for eastbound traffic that needs to access the developments to the north of the divided highway. Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and 4th Street in Pierre during construction of this project.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE COMPANY CITY RICK HOOGENDOORN, cHAIRMAN YRC sioux falls MIKE HABECK, vice chairman HabECk Trucking Belle Fourche DAVID BULTSMA, TREASURER D&J BULTSMA TRUCKING PLATTE jeff gillespie, secretary mct transportation llc sioux falls ALTON PALMER, PAST CHAIRMAN Alton Palmer Trucking, LLC RAPID CITY MYRON L. RAU, PRESIDENT sdta SIOUX FALLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPANY CITY Justin Anders Anders Trucking Union Center TOM BEUZEKOM GREAT WEST CASUALTY CO. S. SIOUX CITY, NE LINDA BICKFORD QUALITY TRUCK INSURANCE RAPID CITY KIMBERLY BONHART UNITED PARCEL SERVICE LEAWOOD, KS LLOYD BULTSMA LLOYD BULTSMA TRUCKING SIOUX FALLS ROBERT CHRISTIAN BLACK HILLS LOG HAULERS ASSOC. RAPID CITY BRIAN CLARK ZOMER BROS. SIOUX FALLS ART DONOVAN DEAN FOODS / LAND O’LAKES SIOUX FALLS BRYAN EDEN BUTLER MACHINERY COMPANY SIOUX FALLS FRANCIS HAMM TRIMAC TRANSPORTATION RAPID CITY Randy Hartley Hartley Transportation, INc. Watertown LARRY KLAAHSEN DAKOTA TRUCK UNDERWRITERS SIOUX FALLS STAN KOPFMANN STANS, INC. ALPENA jerrEd KOPPMANN NORTH WESTERN WAREHOUSE RAPID CITY Jody kuper valley queen cheese factory milbank BEN OLDENKAMP OLDENKAMP TRUCKING KENNEBEC JERRY OLLERICH JERRY OLLERICH TRUCKING SIOUX FALLS MATT PARKER PARKER TRANSFER & STORAGE SIOUX FALLS ROBERT PUNT ROBERT PUNT TRUCKING STICKNEY WADE STEBBINS East West logistics llc piedmont Dave Stoterau CHS TRANSPORTATION SIOUX FALLS DAN SWENSON Pro Haul, LLC woonsocket LYN TSCHETTER THERMO KING OF SIOUX FALLS SIOUX FALLS JEFF WATKINS SIOUX FALLS TRUCK & TRAILER SIOUX FALLS BUD WESTENDORF CUMMINS CENTRAL POWER LLC SIOUX FALLS BOB WILLEY BOB WILLEY TRUCKING GETTYSBURG TIM MILLER SDTA SAFETY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

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PAST CHAIRPERSONS COMPANY CITY alton palmer alton palmer trucking rapid city WAYNE VIESSMAN CLIFF VIESSMAN, INC. GARY STAN ANDERS ANDERS TRUCKING UNION CENTER LARRY ANDERSON a & a express, inc. brandon MICHELLE SCHIPPER K & J TRUCKING, INC. SIOUX FALLS BERNARD FELDHAUS, JR. FELDHAUS TRUCKING HOWARD DARROLD DEAN DIZCO, INC. SIOUX FALLS GENE PHILLIPS B & G TRANSPORTATION MADISON RICH BURNS BURNS MOVING & STORAGE SIOUX FALLS TED BULTSMA BULTSMA TRUCK LINE PLATTE RANDY THOMPSON TBI, INC. SIOUX FALLS

TERM EXPIRED 2012 2010 2008 2006 2002 2000 1998 1996 1992 1990 1988

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April 2014 SDTA Trucking News  

Monthly publication of the South Dakota Trucking Association

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