Arkansas Trucking Association

2020 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting

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Name: 2020 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting
Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Event Description:

Thursday, December 3 at 10am CST, join the Accounting & Finance Council for a fourth quarter virtual meeting.   


Sponsored by Bell & Company, PA,  this webinar will provide a tax update and the latest news on electric trucks.

Tax Update
Presented by Bell & Company, PA
Richard Bell, President
Jeff Lovelady, CPA
Pancho Espejo, CPA

In this discussion, the Bell team will educate us on what to expect after the election, effects of the PPP Loan Forgiveness on your taxes, the Arkansas Entity Tax Bill, estate and gift planning and answer any questions you may have as we prepare for tax season.

Bell & Company, PA was established in 1981 as a tax and bookkeeping practice with 3 clients.  Thirty-nine years later the practice has grown from 2 members to 40 members with two locations, Conway and North Little Rock.  Bell & Company continues to expand its services to meet the evolving needs of its clients.  The company returns value to its clients by providing proactive accounting services, it does not just wait for the client to call, the members are constantly planning and strategizing to provide the best possible outcome for the clients it serves.  For over 39 years, Bell & Company has been honored to have served in assisting clients to successfully navigate the ever-changing landscape in both tax and financial services.

Bell & Company clients range from individuals to large businesses, several of the company’s larger clients are regional in nature and expand beyond the borders of Arkansas into Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio and Tennessee.  Bell & Company represents every facet of the economy, consisting of transportation companies, manufacturing, retailers, contractors, family owned small businesses, real estate professionals, professional service firms, physicians and charitable agencies.

Not only do we believe in providing the best accounting services to our clients, but we also believe in giving back to our community locally, regionally, and globally. Bell & Company’s previous service work includes a fundraiser to buy and distribute over 400 containers of school supplies for children in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and financially supporting a medical clinic in their village.   In Arkansas our team serves on various boards, North Little Rock Chamber, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Arkansas State Board of Accountancy, Oak Grove Community Organization, Kiwanis Club, Celebrate Recovery and various other organizations.  Bell & Company was honored with a national award from the AICPA, the “2011 Public Service Firm Award”.  Bell & Company was also recognized as the “2019 Medium Size Business of the Year” by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.


Latest News on Electric Trucks
Presented by Alison Cochran, Product Planning Manager
Peterbilt Motor Companies

Attendees will receive an overview of the zero emissions mandate and proposals, including an update on the CARB and 15 State MOU for zero emissions. Discussion will also include key electric vehicle applications for zero emissions, technology available and the charging infrastructure considerations and overview.

Alison Cochran is the product planning manager at Peterbilt Motors Company, leading advanced product, service and systems technology exploration and business planning. Commercial vehicle technologies of focus are powertrain electrification, advanced driver assist systems, and connected vehicle services. Cochran is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard with a BSEE, and executive MBA, and over 14 years of engineering and leadership experience.

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, December 3
10 am - 11 :30 am
Contact Information:
Katie Thomason
Registration is free for ATA members.
welcomes guests and non-members to Council meetings for $25.

Refunds and Cancellations:
Deadline to register is Tuesday, December 2. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and/or complaints, please contact our office at 501-372-3462

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

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

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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