3 tax deductions every owner-operator should claim


Posted on 02/20/2017 by David Radke

Truck driver

The deadline to file tax returns is quickly approaching and owner-operators should take advantage of the following tax deductions

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[FRAUD ALERT] Phone Scam Targeting IFTA Taxpayers


Posted on 02/17/2017 by David Radke

There has been recent reports of a telephone scam involving an individual falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The caller claims the taxpayer has a tax liability and requests a credit card number. The Comptroller’s office will never ask for credit card information over the telephone.
If you receive one of these calls, note the telephone number and contact their office immediately at reportfraud@cpa.texas.gov.

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Trucking industry leaders meet with Sec. Chao and others


Posted on 02/14/2017 by David Radke

Capitol building

Members of the American Trucking Associations’ Infrastructure Task Force recently met with transportation secretary Elaine Chao and other Congressional leaders in Washington D.C.

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Why fleets need to trust their data


Posted on 02/09/2017 by David Radke

Trucks

Can fleets always trust such large amounts of information they collect?

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Job growth stalls but van volumes remain strong


Posted on 02/06/2017 by David Radke

Truck on highway

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the January jobs report, and while the numbers may not be the best, there’s still plenty of time for the trucking industry to rebound.

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Average age of bridges continues to increase


Posted on 02/02/2017 by David Radke

Truck on bridge

A new study from Infrastructure Data Systems says the average American bridge is 36 years old.

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Chao confirmed as Secretary of Transportation


Posted on 01/31/2017 by David Radke

Capitol building

On the final day of January, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.

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Atlanta tops for spot freight


Posted on 01/30/2017 by David Radke

Atlanta skyline.

Atlanta was the top area for spot freight in 2016.

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Regulatory freeze may halt new rule


Posted on 01/27/2017 by David Radke

The White House

On the first day of his presidency, President Trump issued an executive order halting the publication of new and pending regulations.

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Steady, but slow growth forecast for the trucking industry


Posted on 01/26/2017 by David Radke

Steady, but slow growth forecast for the trucking industry

The trucking industry should expect slow, sustained growth in the upcoming months and years.

Before the 2016 presidential election, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago stated the economy is likely to grow in 2017. However, the Chicago Fed also cautioned that growth won’t be anything substantial.

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