The transportation industry is made up of some of the hardest working people in the country. To be successful, they also need to be smart about how they navigate the complexities inherent in the industry. This includes federal, multi-state, and local tax compliance, rolling stock accounting and planning, weight mileage tax, and new laws and regulations that affect the field. 

Trucking companies must also grapple with decisions all businesses do, including when and whether to sell or acquire another business, succession planning, and estate planning. 

With more than 30 years of experience working with transportation companies, Kernutt Stokes is well-equipped to provide the data and insight needed to help owners make good decisions in the trucking industry for their business now and into the future.

Kernutt Stokes is a proud member of the Oregon Trucking Association and the Washington Trucking Association, and we are an annual sponsor of the Oregon Trucking Association. 

If you’re looking for an accounting and consulting partner that will work as hard as you do to help keep your fleet moving forward, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet Our Transportation Team

Warren W. Barnes, CPA, Partner and Kimberly Pepion, CPA, Partner
“I have been around the transportation industry my entire life. My grandfather, father, and uncle are all in trucking as drivers or as an owner of a trucking company. I got into accounting so I could provide the most value to an industry for which I am so passionate.”
- Kimberly Pepion, CPA, Partner

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Information and Resources

What to Look For in a CPA

by Jonathan Powell |
Not all CPAs or tax returns are the same. Partner Jonathan Powell shares what you should be looking for in your CPA and what makes Kernutt Stokes different than other CPA firms.​ Learn more about our tax services.

What to Look For in an Auditor

by Patrick Deming |
Is your business looking for a new auditor? Kernutt Stokes Partner Pat Deming shares what you should look for when selecting an auditor.

Is Your Company Effectively Managing Tax Risk?

by Kernutt Stokes |
The concept of “tax risk” is an important and regular topic of discussion across organizations and in boardrooms, and for good reason. Businesses that operate across state lines or internationally can in certain cases trigger tax liabilities in jurisdictions where they do not have a physical presence.