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Associate Members

The Minnesota Transport Services Association has many companies and individuals who serve and support Minnesota's trucking and transportation industry as associate members. These members offer quality services and products that we are happy to endorse. 

Most of these associate members have been a part of MTSA for many years. We hope you'll support them by using their products and services.


Lawrence Cumpston & Associates

Gary Carlson
(651) 227-2333

Lawrence Cumpston & Associates is a certified public accounting firm established in 1983. We have developed an expertise in the transportation industry, servicing many transportation companies throughout the Midwest. Our accounting services include audits, reviews, compilations, QuickBooks consulting, cash flow analysis and ongoing financial consulting. We also provide income tax and estate tax planning. Our investment services include retirement plan design, implementation and investment advisory services plus insurance products for buy/sell agreements, estate planning and wealth transfer.


Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.

Craig W. Trepanier
(612) 455-0502

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. is a Minneapolis law firm representing businesses in the areas of corporate law, business contracts, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and transportation law. In addition, the Firm regularly represents executives, business owners, and highly compensated sales representatives and other professionals regarding employment, executive compensation, non-compete, and separation agreements. The Firm's lawyers routinely advise clients in the areas of forming a new business, negotiating contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes, hiring, discipline, termination, and post-termination matters. In the area of transportation law, the firm can provide assistance with drug and alcohol testing compliance, independent owner-operator agreements, vehicle purchase agreements, vehicle lease agreements, motor carrier broker agreements, bills of lading, warehouse contracts, and other standardized agreements.

Consultant / Transportation

Associated Transportation Consultants, Inc.

Howard Markus
(651) 641-0626

Associated Transportation Consultants, Inc. is recognized as an industry leader in providing support services to the private and for hire trucking industry. We offer the widest range of services possible to meet your needs. ATC has the personnel, experience and knowledge to answer your questions and help that you comply with all state and federal regulatory and compliance requirements before they become problems and fines. If you have a need not listed below, call us, we probably can help you out.

Our Licensing Department provides assistance with companies and individuals in getting them established with state and federal regulatory bodies. We also offer the services of annual commercial licensing renewals of companies and computerized fuel tax reporting. We also provide support with UCR, HVUT and US DOT renewals.

Associated’s tariff department is an industry leader in publication of a wide variety of intrastate and interstate tariffs. With changes to motor carrier regulations, a greater flexibility is available to carriers. Over the past 15 years we have provided carriers with publications that have proved to be very beneficial to their operation. This department also offers consultation on a wide variety of transportation issues.

Contact us for more information concerning any of the above services or other services not listed.

Financial Services

Concept Financial Group

Chris Johnson

(763) 231-0046

(866) 780-1527

Since 1999, Concept Financial Group has evolved from its origin as an equipment financer to freight invoice factoring and accounts receivable financing. Concept Financial services various clients within, and outside of, the trucking industry.

Concept Financial Group’s clients use factoring to meet the demands of a business start-up, to finance business growth, or to get through a cash flow crisis. Our personalized service is second to none, which makes deciding to conduct business with us an easy decision.

We are active members of several transportation associations including the American Trucking Association, Minnesota Trucking Association, Minnesota Transport Services Association, and the Truckload Carriers Association. Concept Financial is also proud to follow the IFA Code of Ethics, and has upheld it’s a+ rating by the Better Business Bureau since 2006.

Concept Financial Group can be contacted by phone or you may visit our web site at to request a quote today. We look forward to launching a rewarding business partnership with your company soon.


Choice Insurance
Derek Leupke
(952) 996-8818

Hays Companies
Michael Rethlake
(612) 313-1658

Truck Writers, Inc.  (see full detail)
John Penton
(763) 785-0500

(800) 634-8612

USI Insurance Services
Don Ford
(612) 509-1948

Moving Equipment and Supplies

Maypak Products

Chris Biesanz
(952) 465-0242

New Haven Moving Equipment

Brian Hall
(651) 688-7400

Victory Packaging

Chris Klein

Trailer Dealers / Manufacturers

United Trailer Leasing

Duncan Wagner

(763) 786-3345

  • Storage Rental

  • Trailer Leasing and Rental

  • Local Cartage

  • Equipment Rental and Leasing

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