Most Surprising Reasons to Keep Your Car Clean

Why is it important to keep your car clean and shiny? You may think that the only real reason is to have a good-looking car, but taxes and safety also play a role. In fact, the fuel efficiency of a clean car is greater than a dirty one. Washing your vehicle would lower your fuel tax.

The yearly revenue of the car wash industry is $5.8 billion. You may wonder why this number is so high, but there are several important reasons for keeping your car clean. Keep reading to learn more about why you should wash your car.

Fuel tax and environmental taxes

If you want to have a smaller tax to pay in terms of your fuel or the gas guzzler tax, you will definitely want to wash your car and keep it spotless. A clean car will have better miles per gallon. Additionally, a waxed or clean car will allow air to flow more quickly across its surface, which will reduce any resistance. That will give it greater miles per gallon and make your car more fuel efficient.

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Howdy Truckers! TaxExcise.com & Tax2290 has good news for you all waiting to file heavy vehicle use tax form 2290 returns online for 2017-18 tax year. You can now pre-file your returns online only at TaxExcise.com | Tax2290.com.

Prefile is a step ahead of electronic filing by pre-opening 2290 filing and enabling more time to prepare and report 2290 taxes with IRS. Being pioneer in the world of e-filing, we have put great effort in making this possible for you. So you can submit your form 2290 tax returns electronically for 2017-18 even before the tax year officially begins.

We do have our OFFERS back with so much excitement and happy to share it across. Yes, at a flat 15% discount on our e-file preparation fee by apply the coupon code “FATHERSDAY”, valid for a week till June 18. HURRY! Continue reading

It’s Pre-File Time for your HVUT Form 2290 for Tax Year 2017 – 18

Tax2290--pre-filing-2017-18-FB-bannerLike Every year the most Trusted, Most Experienced and the ONLY DECADE OLD IRS Authorized E-file service provider is now ready to accept Federal Heavy vehicle use Tax form 2290 on a Pre-filing basis. By Pre-filing HVUT Form 2290 with www.Tax2290.com you will stay ahead and will be out of worries when the actual Tax Due dates hit your calendar. Due to the Increasing demand every year for the possibility to Pre-file HVUT, We have prepared our systems and made it ready to accept HVUT Tax Returns for Tax Year 2017 – 2018. Continue reading

Being recognized by Todd the TSA agent.

The reports about airline incidents have been numerous lately and don’t seem to be stopping.  Maneuvering through a busy airport, like Atlanta or Chicago, is not fun. In fact, it’s frustrating and challenging, even for frequent flyers who know what to expect.

As President of the Women In Trucking Association, I spend a lot of time flying to meetings, conferences and speaking engagements. I stick with Delta, as there aren’t a lot of choices at my home airport in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Continue reading

JumpStart Auto Repair, a Garage for Good

While the trucking industry seeks more women to fill the roles of driver, technician and leader, the automotive industry has some of the same challenges. It’s still not common to see female mechanics working on your car.  Even less common is a shop run by women for women.

That’s the goal of JumpStart Auto Repair in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Their mission is to provide honest, reliable service to women, who reportedly make up 65 percent of all car repair decisions.

Their focus is even more targeted, as their partners are two domestic abuse shelters in the area, the Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs and Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.  The number one reason someone will return to an abusive relationship. So, JumpStart LLC, a garage for good, was created. Continue reading

List of ThinkTrade Inc’s Services – You Need This Month!

ListThinkTrade Inc is authorized and certified by IRS to offer e-filing services for federal excise and extension taxes. There are various Tax Forms, Supported by ThinkTrade Inc under the banner of www.taxexcise.com / www.ExtensionTax.com / www.tax2290.com . One can say for sure that there are no months without some or the other tax deadline. Right now we are in the month of April and we know that there is a huge list of tax Forms that are due this month.

 

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A decade of steering toward diversity

In 2007 a group of influential, successful women met in Las Vegas to create a mission statement for a new organization called “Women In Trucking (WIT).” These women knew what it was like to be outnumbered at every industry event where they would search the room for another female to make a connection.  Their goal was simple, to increase the number of women employed in trucking, from driver to board member, diversity was the challenge.

Although women are still a minority in trucking, the Women In Trucking Association is moving the needle. In the past ten years, we’ve made great strides in increasing the ranks of women through numerous initiatives.  To name a few….WIT-logo-10-year

The Girl Scout (Girl Guide) Transportation Patch was created in cooperation with the Greater Chicago/Northern Indiana Girl Scouts. The curriculum guide is available only from the Women In Trucking Association. Numerous troops across North America have learned been able to see a truck close up and learn about careers as drivers, managers and other roles in transportation. Continue reading

WIT Image Team Member Donates Kidney

Plover, WI (March 1, 2017)— Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Carol Nixon as its March Member of the Month. Carol is a WIT Image Team member and professional driver for Walmart Private Fleet.

Carol is being recognized for giving a kidney to a total stranger.

Carol and a fellow Walmart driver, Deb Pollard both attended the first annual WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo in 2015, where Carol learned Deb’s husband, Craig, was on dialysis and in need of a kidney. Carol immediately offered to help.

After a series of tests to find out if they were a match, Carol made the decision to donate a kidney, even if Craig couldn’t be the recipient. That way, Craig might make it to the top of the list sooner.  However, after three long weeks of waiting, they learned they were a match and could proceed.  Continue reading

You can influence the regulations that affect you!

Compliance, Rules, Regulations and GuidelinesImagine you wake up at 3 am. to a fire alarm in your hotel room on the 15th floor. The announcement from the loudspeaker instructs everyone to exit the building immediately, without using the elevator. What do you do?

This recently happened to me, and after trudging down the flights of stairs and being guided to a parking lot across the street, I was not in a good mood. At least I had pulled on my jeans and grabbed a jacket, as some people were still in their pajamas and were shivering in the chilly morning air.

As you can imagine, we were all relieved, but irritated to learn it was a false alarm. The waiting line for the (very slow) elevators was long, so I decided to walk back up the stairs to my room.  Later, I asked a companion how  many stairs he had to maneuver and he told me he had just gotten into the shower and decided to take a chance that there was no fire and it was only a false alarm. Continue reading

Nominate a Distinguished Woman in Logistics!

WIT and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America.

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As a director on our board, I encourage you to submit a nomination by completing the form at http://www.womenintrucking.org/DWLA by January 13, 2017.

As you know, our mission includes celebrating the success of women who are pioneers in the industry. The DWLA program is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including warehousing, traffic and shipping, supply chain management, third-party logistics, trucking, rail, and maritime cargo. Continue reading