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Trucking From the Heartland

Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. has been helping trucking companies thrive since 1995 by providing invoice factoring, licensing, and permitting services. Great Plains offers factoring programs with easy transactions, a simplified fee structure, and real-time reports to keep everything on track. In addition, our authority department can put your truck on the road and keep it there.

Operated with Independent Pride

Independently Owned and Operated

Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. is independently owned and operated by Jan A. Bosma and Sherri L. DeJong in Fairmont, Minnesota. Their partnership brings together two strong backgrounds in the trucking industry, as well as financial management. Through their collective expertise in daily operations, insurance, law and licensing, the Great Plains team has the knowledge and experience to help you get where you need to be.

Honest and Personal Service

We Strive to do Right by Our Customers

When you call Great Plains, a real person answers the phone. This is our commitment to providing world class customer service and not treating you like just another customer. We know our clients have pressing questions, and our staff of over 50 people specializes in providing the answers.

The Great Plains Difference

Discover why our company has been trusted with the well-being of hundreds of trucking companies for over 27 years.

  • Our Motto

    Large enough to handle your business, small enough to care.

    We provide the details of each investment opportunity

  • Our Goals

    Our Goals

    Our goal is to relieve the stress of day-to-day operations of trucking companies by providing top notch back-office support and increasing cash flow.

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    We strive to provide the trucking industry with first class factoring, licensing, and permitting services while maintaining world class customer support with the care and attentiveness of a small business.

  • Our Values

    Our Values

    • Respect — We treat our customers with the respect they deserve.

    • Integrity — We do what is right, no matter the circumstances.

    • Customer Service — We put our customers first.

    • Teamwork — We are one company, one team.

    • Accountability — We take responsibility for our actions.

    • Community — We are always willing to help those around us.

Large enough to handle your business, small enough to care.

We provide the details of each investment opportunity

Our Goals

Our goal is to relieve the stress of day-to-day operations of trucking companies by providing top notch back-office support and increasing cash flow.

Our Mission

We strive to provide the trucking industry with first class factoring, licensing, and permitting services while maintaining world class customer support with the care and attentiveness of a small business.

Our Values

  • Respect — We treat our customers with the respect they deserve.

  • Integrity — We do what is right, no matter the circumstances.

  • Customer Service — We put our customers first.

  • Teamwork — We are one company, one team.

  • Accountability — We take responsibility for our actions.

  • Community — We are always willing to help those around us.

Meet Our Team

Meet the team behind Great Plains and discover what sets us apart.

President

Jan Bosma

Jan Bosma

President

Jan currently resides in Fargo, ND and works remotely. He is in charge of the Aging & Credit Department. He enjoys spending time at his lake home in Detroit Lakes. Jan is engaged to Barb and has two grown children, Mindy & Stacey along with 3 grandchildren.

Vice President

Sherri DeJong

Sherri DeJong

Vice President

Sherri currently resides in Spirit Lake, IA. She works out of the Fairmont offices daily. Sherri is in charge of all financial aspects of the company as well as working directly with the management team. She loves spending time with her 4 dogs. Sherri has 2 grown children and three grandchildren.

Assistant Vice President

Ashley Wiederhoeft

Ashley Wiederhoeft

Assistant Vice President

Ashley resides in Fairmont, MN and works daily out of the Fairmont office. Ashley oversees the daily operations of the company as well as all employees. Ashley loves spending time traveling with her husband, Dustin and son, Harrison in their airplane. They also have 2 dogs, Audi and Jax.

Director of Operations

Patti Mielke

Patti Mielke

Director of Operations

Factoring

Patti is the Director of Operations and has been with the company for over 25 years. Patti is in charge of all the day-to-day operations of the buying floor. She and her late husband Chris were blessed with two beautiful children Rachael and Derek.

“At Great Plains we are one big family, caring about each other and our opinions count. It has been fun to see the company grow over the years I have worked here.”

Director of Financial Services

Emily Jagodzinske

Emily Jagodzinske

Director of Financial Services

Banking

Emily resides in Sherburn, MN, and works out of the Fairmont office daily. Emily is the Director of Financial Services and is in charge of managing all financial aspects of the company and managing the banking department. Emily and her husband Mark keep busy chasing their three boys to all their sporting events.

"My most memorable moment at Great Plains is when I started our office was very small and there wasn't room for a desk. I had a computer set up on a table and the table was right between Jan's office door and Sherri's office door. Things sure have changed, I now have an office of my own."

Credit Risk Director

Judy Boucher

Judy Boucher

Credit Risk Director

Collections

Judy currently resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Roy. She works out of the Fairmont office daily. Judy is the Credit Risk Director and oversees all collection and credit issues with her team.

“I have traveled with Jan and Sherri several times and Jan has always made sure it was a fun experience. Cancun was probably the most memorable trip getting to meet clients and putting a face to a voice.”

Credit Risk Director

Lynn Davis

Lynn Davis

Credit Risk Director

Collections

Lynn currently resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Tim and works out of the Fairmont office daily. Lynn is the Credit Risk Director and oversees all the collection and credit issues with her team. They were blessed with two boys, Carter who just graduated high school and younger brother, Tyler.

"The upper management cares about their employees and listens to their opinions. It's been a fun journey to be a part of the growth of Partners Funding from the start of the company."

Authority Operations Director

Lynn Harris

Lynn Harris

Authority Operations Director

Authority

Lynn resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Steve and works out of the Fairmont office. Lynn is the Authority Operations Director and oversees the entire authority department. She and her husband, Steve, were blessed with three beautiful children, Jason, Josh and Courtney. 

“The clients, each carrier is different so there is variety, they are so appreciative of the services we can provide to make their job easier.”

Business Operations Manager

Kim Steuber

Kim Steuber

Business Operations Manager

Factoring

Kim resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Todd. Kim is the Business Operations Manager and oversees the buying floor. She and Todd had the joy of raising three beautiful children Kelsey, Kyle and Ashley.

Business Operations Manager

Tammy Grange

Tammy Grange

Business Operations Manager

Factoring

Tammy resides in Estherville, IA, and works out of the Fairmont office daily. Tammy is the Business Operations Manager and oversees the buying floor. She and her husband Travis have four beautiful children; Aaron, Jeremy, Carly, and Carson.

"Working with such wonderful, caring people. We all work hard for our clients and have such great teamwork. This is my 2nd family and I love them all!!!"

Business Operations Manager

Britta Helgeson

Britta Helgeson

Business Operations Manager

Factoring

Britta resides in Fairmont, MN, and works out of the office daily. Britta is the Business Operations Manager and oversees the buying floor. She and her significant other Kyle are parents to two handsome boys, James and Graham with another on the way.

"The Team. We face many challenges every day, but the thing that keeps us most grounded is the team that surrounds us. From upper management down to the newest hires, we're all here for each other."

Legal Operations DIrector

Elisa Meyer

Elisa Meyer

Legal Operations DIrector

Legal

Lisa resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband, Josh and two girls, Joslyn and Liv. Lisa is the Legal Operations Director and oversees the entire legal department and works closely with all the other departments.  

Account Executive Manager

Annie Post

Annie Post

Account Executive Manager

Factoring

Annie resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Dylan. Annie is the Account Executive Manager and oversees all the training of the account executives.

"My favorite part of working at Great Plains Transportation is working with my amazing coworkers!"

Financial Services Manager

April Garrison

April Garrison

Financial Services Manager

Banking

April resides in Granada, MN, and works out of the Fairmont office daily. April is the Financial Services Manager and oversees the daily operations in the banking department. April and her husband Tyler were blessed with two children, Katie and Parker.

“I appreciate how everyone pulls together and works to fulfill our client's needs. We have a super team here and I enjoy being part of it!”.

Marketing Specialist

Maggie Malo

Maggie Malo

Marketing Specialist

Marketing

Maggie resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Lukus, and two children, Luther and Lucy. Maggie is the Marketing Specialist and is in charge of all external and internal marketing.

"Working at Great Plains has truly been a blessing and has pushed me to grow and expand my knowledge of all things marketing"

Executive Assistant

Emily Shumski

Emily Shumski

Executive Assistant

Emily resides in Fairmont, MN with her husband Carter and two children, Leyton and London. Emily is the Executive Assistant to Sherri DeJong and Ashley Wiederhoeft.

“My favorite part of working at Great Plains is how much of a team we are. It is so fun to see everyone work together.”

Business Development Executive

Colby Whitmore

Colby Whitmore

Business Development Executive

Sales

Colby resides in Fairmont, MN with his fiance Krystal and their two sons Liam and Nolan. Colby is the Business Development Executive and oversees the daily operations for sales.

"I've always been a problem solver, so working at Great Plains gives me the challenge of helping solve our client's cash flow issues to help them grow and succeed."

Independent Business Development Executive

Jerry Van Wyk

Jerry Van Wyk

Independent Business Development Executive

Sales

Jerry resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Anne and their four beautiful children, Drew, Julia, Graham and Natalie. Jerry is our Independent Business Development Executive and works diligently on bringing in new business.

Independent Business Development Executive

Scott Kuhl

Scott Kuhl

Independent Business Development Executive

sales

Scott resides in Chicago, IL with his wife Tia, and their four children. Scott is our Independent Business Development Executive and works around the clock to bring in new business.

Assistant Authority Operations Director

Marissa DeJong

Marissa DeJong

Assistant Authority Operations Director

Authority

Marissa resides in Armstrong, IA with her husband Josh, and their two beautiful children Evelyn and Josiah. Marissa is the Assistant Authority Operations Director and will oversee the daily operations of the Authority department.