Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors- Franklin D. Roosevelt. The due date would be here in another two days, and if you have not filed your HVUT or IFTA return, stop thinking of an alternative as there is none. You either land up paying penalties for late filing or pay & file your tax return online with TaxExicse.com and IFTA tax filers; you can prepare your tax return online with TaxIFTA.com to cut short the weight-age of the calculations. Continue reading
Welcome to our blog filers. The month April has always been a hectic for filer as IFTA due date for the first quarter is falling on 30th April 2014. So this means that you got only 9 days in hand to file and pay your dues to your base jurisdiction before the due date. Continue reading
Greetings from ThinkTrade Inc, hope you are doing good. Today being Tuesday, our team has decided to make this day efficient by passing on the message for Excise Tax filers about the due date for filing Form 720, the Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Form 720 is for businesses that are dwelled in sales of goods, services and products. Usually, the taxes are included in the goods the customers purchase like gasoline for the car and when you pick up your flight tickets. This tax is paid by the businesses who are dealing with gasoline and airlines. Continue reading
Welcome back taxpayers, we hope you are as fit as fiddle. We have a large audience reading our blog; however, today’s blog is for income tax filers. The due date is round the corner, with only 7 days remaining, it’s time to buckle up. 15th April 2014 is the last date to file and pay your yearly income tax return. However, exceptions are applicable if you are filing income tax through Tax Form 1040, Tax Form 1040A, Tax Form 1040EZ, Tax Form 1040NR, Tax Form 1040NR-EZ, Tax Form 1040-PR/ Tax Form 1040-SS. You can file for form 4868, the Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return to gain 6 months of extra time to get your papers ready. Continue reading
“Pay taxes to buy yourself a civilization”. A famous saying conveys it all. A very warm welcome to our blog, tax filers. Today our blog post is about form 4868, the Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. April 15th 2014 is the due date to file your income tax return, and yet you are not done with your paper work, you can apply for an extension through form 4868 and ask IRS 6 months of time to file your income tax return. IRS would not notify you if the extension is accepted, however, IRS would get in touch with you if the return is rejected. Continue reading
Trucking is a skilled profession, where a trucker spends most of his life on the road. According to this new trend, trucking industry is growing and drivers are in highly in demand. Trucking companies have their own challenges, and these truckers overcome them with a brave face and bring in profit for the company.
If you are looking to start up your career as a truck driver, you have made the wise choice, as you would find more job opportunities from reputed trucking organizations looking for potential drivers. Those were the days, when we had to rely on newspaper classifieds to fit into a right job to kick-start your career. With the fast moving technology, job portals on internet are flourishing big time, allowing you to access job details on your fingertips, checking out job specifications and applying them online. Continue reading
Lillie Elizabeth Drennan never had an easy life. She was given up for adoption when she was three weeks old. She was raised by foster parents. Lillie lost much of her hearing when she contracted scarlet fever. She dropped out of school in fifth grade and worked for a telephone company until her hearing impairment made that the job difficult. She married when she was fifteen years old. She gave birth to a son and was a single, divorced mother by the age of 17. She was married and divorced two more times.
Lillie and her second husband, Ernest Drennan, divorced in 1929 and Lillie took over the trucking business she and Earnest had started. It was called the Drennen Truck Line and based in Hempsted, Texas. That same year, the Railroad Commission granted her a commercial truck driver’s license (CDL). They were reluctant to grant her the CDL because of her hearing impairment, but she demanded they look at her driving record and won her right to drive a commercial vehicle.
Although Lillie was a pioneer and paved the way for the next generation of female professional drivers, after 85 years there are still very few women who have followed her into the seat of a tractor-trailer. Today there are fewer than 200,000 women who are professional drivers.
When Lillie drove her first open cab Model T Ford, the job was physically demanding. In addition to general freight, she hauled oilfield equipment and explosives, sometimes for 48 hours at a stretch.
Today’s cabs are more comfortable and ergonomic and the driver doesn’t always handle the freight. No one drives for 48 hours at a time these days and carriers are looking at the driver more as a partner than a means for capacity.
The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel hosted by the Women In Trucking Association was created to honor the female professional drivers who are today’s Lillie Drennan. These women are still a minority and are often viewed as less capable than their male counterparts.
Each March, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Women In Trucking Association plans a celebration. In addition to bringing in some pretty impressive speakers, such as Anne Ferro (FMCSA), Deborah Hersman (NTSB), and this year, Rebecca Brewster (ATRI), the drivers and their families are treated to music and refreshments. The participants look forward to dipping fruit and snacks into the chocolate fountains. And this year, the 5th anniversary of the Salute, they enjoyed a cake in the shape of a truck.
Sponsors provide the funds to host this event and offer lots of great gifts in the goodie bags each female CDL holder receives. From coffee mugs to insulated coolers, water bottles, and many more gifts geared toward the professional driver’s needs. Exhibitors are on hand to attract the attendees to their companies and products.
Any member of Women In Trucking is invited to attend the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel each year, but only female CDL holders are given the gifts and honored for their service. Each woman wears a red “Salute” t-shirt and a group photo is taken at the end of the celebration.
It’s our way of thanking the women who share the road with men as they deliver our nation’s freight. Although it’s been many years since Lillie Drennan obtained her CDL, it will be many more years before a woman behind the wheel is a common sight.
That’s Women In Trucking’s mission, to encourage the employment of women in the industry, to address obstacles that might keep women from entering (or staying) in this industry and finally, to celebrate their success! That’s the reason for the Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel event in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
If you haven’t seen hundreds of women in their red t-shirts being honored for their service to the trucking industry, please join us when we celebrate at the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel next year!