Experience the NEXTLEADER Journey

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021/2022 Class!

Applications Due July 15, 2021 (Priority Acceptance to Early Applicants)

Selection Process is Competitive.  Managers, directors, CEOs, and next generation family members, across all disciplines in trucking, are encouraged to apply. 

Over the course of this 12-month program, you will learn how to:  build teams, become a person of influence, negotiate with confidence, cultivate relationships, deliver powerful presentations, lead meetings effectively, understand & develop company metrics, leverage your MTA membership, interact with legislators and government agencies, strategically think & plan, and communicate effectively.



Class Schedule: (September 2021 to August 2022)

Session 1 (September 21): Team Building, Trucking, & Interacting with Government Officials & Agencies

Session 2 (October Online): Are You an Effective Leader? The Maxwell Leadership Assessment

Session 3 (November 8-10): John Maxwell Professional Development & Leadership Training

Session 4 (January 25): Leading Critical Conversations – MTA Safety Conference

Session 5 (February 17): Leading Change Through Influence – MTA Truck to the Capitol

Session 6 (March 17): Effective Negotiations and Communication

Session 7 (April TBD): Learning Through Leadership – MTA Trucking Management Conference

Session 8 (June 11): Leading Volunteers – MTA Minnesota Truck Driving Championships

Session 9 (July 14 Online): Leading Effective Meetings

Session 10 (August 9-11): Cultivating Relationships, NEXTLEADER Council, Graduation - Annual Conference @ Arrowwood Resort



JOHN BALDWIN I Midwest Specialized Transportation


LAUREN BOLLAERT I Calhoun Truck Lines


TUCKER DALLY I Blaine Brothers Family of Companies


DAVID FOSTER I Bay & Bay Transportation


JOSH HAINSTOCK I Long Haul Trucking


LOUIS KILEN I Eagle Transport Services


THOMAS KUEHL I Kuehl Transit


JOSH LOEFFEN I Foltz Trucking


PORTER MORRELL I Morrell Transfer


TUCKER MORRELL I Morrell & Morrell




JOHN PENTON I Truck Writers


SKYLER POULIOS I VC Valley Companies


CASSIE QUIEN I Transport America


KARSEN ULWELING I Valley Transportation Services


DUSTEN WILKING I Munson Lakes Nutrition


TERRI WOOD I Woody's Trucking



Sponsored by:

NEXTLEADER Graduation 2019, Jeremy Vetterkind, Valley Companies

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Congratulations to the NEXTLEADER Class of 2019!
Elected Leadership: TJ Hoag, Kaitlyn Marsh, Marcus Abfalter