Georgia Trucking Association Members, Avail 20% OFF on FORM 2290!

Georgia Motor Trucking Association has been promoting its members’ interest in safety, business and good government since its founding in 1933. www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – Products of ThinkTrade Inc have been a part of Georgia Motor Trucking Association for a long time. The Georgia Motor Trucking Association is one of the most successful and broad-based trade groups in the trucking industry

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On Aug 21, Total Solar Eclipse crossing from Oregon to South Carolina

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This hasn’t happened in 38 years! The last time an eclipse path crossed the continental United States was in 1979.

An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon move into alignment with each other. One of the bodies blocks the view of another and creates a shadow. There are 2 different types of eclipses: solar and lunar. A lunar eclipse happens at nighttime and occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow on the Moon. These types of eclipses occur roughly 2 to 4 times per year. A lunar eclipse will generally last for a few hours Continue reading

Ohio Trucking Association Members, Grab 20% OFF on Form 2290!

Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) was formed to promote and protect the interests of the trucking industry in Ohio. www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – Products of ThinkTrade Inc has enrolled itself as an Allied member of Ohio Trucking Association (OTA). The Ohio Trucking Association, founded in 1918, is one of the oldest nonprofit, full-service trade associations in the U.S.

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It’s Discount Time for California Trucking Association Members!

California Trucking Association (CTA), founded in1934 acts as the voice of commercial Motor Vehicle Industry in California. www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – Products of ThinkTrade Inc has associated itself as an Allied member of California Trucking Association (CTA). The California Trucking Association (CTA) is one of the oldest Trucking Associations in the U.S. that promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry, advocate sound transportation policies to all levels of government, and work to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient California transportation goods movement system. Continue reading

20% OFF on Form 2290 for Western States Trucking Association Members!

Western States Trucking Association (WSTA), formerly the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) advocates on behalf of owner-operators, fleet, and broker members for sensible legislation and regulations that affect their businesses. www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – Products of ThinkTrade Inc has recently enrolled itself as an Allied member of Western States Trucking Association (WSTA). The Western States Trucking Association, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, independent nonprofit trucking associations in the U.S.

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Women in Trucking Members can enjoy a Flat 20% OFF on Form 2290!

Women in Trucking Association, focuses on Women Truckers Employment in Trucking Industry and also fights for the rights of Women Truck Drivers. www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – Products of ThinkTrade Inc has a long lasting relationship with Women in Trucking Association. The Women in Trucking Association, founded in 2007, is one of the Major Trucking Association that has an objective to minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.

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Form 2290 is Due now, e-File today

It’s time for your 2290 tax form renewal, the heavy highway vehicle use tax is required to be paid annually to the IRS for every truck that drives on public highways and weighs over 55,000 lbs. Once you file your IRS Tax Form 2290, a Stamped Schedule 1 will be provided to you as your receipt for this heavy highway vehicle use tax. A printed copy is required to register your vehicles each year with the state authorities. A copy of the IRS stamped Schedule 1 for the current year available on your account so you can always have access to it.

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 – Due Now – August 31 is the Last Date

The 2290 Form is due annually between July 1 and August 31 for this current tax year starting from July 1, 2017 through June, 30 2018. Both the tax return and the heavy highway vehicle use tax must be paid by the deadline in order to avoid penalties and interest. This tax must also be paid anytime a new vehicle is added to your fleet for the remainder of that year. In this case the tax is due by the end of the month following the date the vehicle is first used on the public highways.

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Women In Trucking and Uber Freight

The word Uber means “very super.” Uber Freight is working to become a “very super” way to match carriers with shippers through its app.

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Uber Freight’s offices in downtown San Francisco and speak with the team about the underrepresentation of women throughout the trucking industry, as well as ways to attract and retain more women into trucking careers.

The team at Uber Freight includes engineers, load planners, sales and marketing professionals and so much more. They seemed to be younger than a typical group of transportation professionals. Many of them came from a technology background, and since they are working to build an app that improves the lives of all truck drivers, they were eager to better understand the unique challenges female drivers face.

My talk focused on the need to raise awareness among women about opportunities in the trucking industry and other areas of transportation. I touched on the challenges in attracting and retaining women as drivers and leaders and offered suggestions as to how we can better address these issues. I also discussed ways WIT is working to improve conditions including truck cab design and ergonomics, harassment, and more inclusive recruiting advertising.

The presentation to the group was well received, and in addition to the four dozen or so folks in the room, the event was also broadcast to Uber Freight’s Chicago office. The questions from the Uber Freight team were focused and insightful, although I would have to admit that I learned as much from them as they learned from me.

As a separate effort from Uber Freight, Uber also has a group working on self-driving technology for both cars and trucks called the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). The mission of Uber ATG is to create safer roads and save lives with the use of self-driving technology that will remove as much opportunity for driver error as possible. I had a chance to also visit with the ATG team and ride in one of their trucks on the highways around San Francisco. A professional truck driver was in the driver’s seat the entire time while another employee monitoring the laptop was receiving information from the truck’s LiDAR sensors.

The separate teams at Uber Freight and Uber ATG trucks are both working hard to stay ahead of the industry with the use of technology, and WIT is excited to continue working with Uber to build a “very super” future for women across the industry.

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IRS reminds all Heavy Motor Truck Operators to e-File 2290 Tax Returns for the Tax Year 2017-18. This 2290 tax falls due by August 31. Act fast and eFile it today at Tax2290.com & TaxExcise.com

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Women In Trucking advances its mission with a Girl Scout Transportation Patch

In October of 2014, eighty four young girls gathered at Olive Harvey School in Chicago, Illinois for the first Girl Scout Transportation event.  These girls heard from a (female) Navistar Engineer who talked about designing trucks to better accommodate women.  They also were given the opportunity to meet two female professional drivers and to climb into the cab of the trucks.

This was the very first Girl Scout event initiated by Women In Trucking Association. Since then at least fourteen more event have been held in the United States and Canada (where they are called Girl Guides.)

The purpose of the Transportation Patch is to expose young girls to careers in the supply chain.  From trucks, to boats and airplanes and pipelines, nearly 800 young girls have now earned the Women In Trucking Transportation Patch.  Inquiries continue to come in from all over the world.  Many are initiated by carriers, some are from truck driving schools, others are from dealers, but many are from Girl Scout (Guide) Troops themselves.

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the University of Wisconsin Superior’s Girl Scout Transportation Day.  We started the morning with 21 young girls eager to learn about transportation.  We talked about how their Girl Scout cookies actually start out as grain in a farmer’s field.  The grain is transported, by a truck, to the bakery.  Then, from the bakery to the packaging center the cookies are moved by a truck.  The next step is to send them (via truck) to the distribution center.  After the cookies are transported to the regional Girl Scout office, the delivery is made by the Girl Scout to the customer.  The girls related to the supply chain lesson and will now identify trucks as potentially hauling their cookies.

We took a tour of the S. S. Meteor, the world’s last Whaleback Ship.  The girls were fascinated by the massive cargo holds, but took a special interest in the Captain and Crew’s sleeping and eating quarters.  The tour guide allowed each group to tug on the air horn!

The next stop was a ride on the North Shore scenic railroad.  The ride included a pizza lunch after a visit to the museum. The girls learned about trains and how steam locomotives transported workers to various locations in northing Minnesota.

After returning to the University, the girls were separated into three groups.  Each group had the opportunity to move between learning stations.  As one group of girls learned about airplanes and how lift and trust affect the way the airplane flows through the atmosphere, another group made a pipeline and watched it “erupt” like a volcano.  The last group met a female professional driver, Terri, who showed them her truck and let them pull the air horn.

By the end of the day, the girls had learned about all modes of transportation, but more importantly, they were exposed to people who operated these engines and what the job entails.

The Women In Trucking Association developed the curriculum and the patches with the Greater Chicago/Northern Indiana regional office.  The curriculum is free to corporate members of the association, and the patches can be purchased at cost for $1 each.

This project will also be supplemented by an activity guide depicting the supply chain path of the cookies from the field to the final mile, which is the Girl Scout.  This activity guide is currently being produced by the Women In Trucking Association and will be available for our members later this year.

For more information about the Women In Trucking’s Girl Scout (Guide) Transportation Patch and curriculum, please contact Char@womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

This project supports the organization’s mission to encourage more women to look at careers in transportation and supply chain and by reaching young girls through the Transportation Patch this mission is being accomplished.

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Form 2290 is Now Due for the new tax year 2017 – 18, PreFile is now available Tax Excise tax 2290

 

 

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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