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What I learned from my “wearable”

I never thought I could be friends with a piece of technology that is exceptionally nosey.  I’m a pretty private person, and the thought of sharing my physical data makes me pretty uncomfortable.

Sharing my sleeping patterns, my eating habits, and how often my heart rate was elevated isn’t my idea of privacy.  However, we recently partnered with Rolling Strong to do a wellness competition, and I donned a Fitbit Versa for the challenge.

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HERoes of the Highway

Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?  The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by children.

For many of you reading this blog, perhaps you already knew you wanted to drive a truck or work in supply chain when you were older.  I’m guessing you were in the minority.  Most of the occupations children mentioned had high profiles and were considered more glamorous than working in the trucking industry.

Professional drivers have often been the “invisible” ones on the road.  When you do your job well and are operating in a safe and efficient manner, no one seems to notice you.  It’s only when a motorist thinks you are going too fast, too slow, or driving erratically when they seem to pay attention to the eighteen wheelers alongside them.

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Supporting Drivers During Tough Times

The trucking industry has long been a male-dominated environment, and although things are changing, it’s still predominantly men behind the wheel, in the corner office, and the shop.  As women are drawn to the industry, they are often unprepared to deal with some of the issues they may face, specifically when it comes to coping with diversity challenges.

Many of the women who are seeking tuition funding from the Women In Trucking Scholarship Foundation cite negative reasons for getting a CDL.  Often, they are survivors of domestic abuse, spousal harassment, or worse.  Yet, when we offer them a scholarship, education doesn’t include topics to include needed coping skills.

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IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian and also the 2290 HVUT returns falls Due Today

WASHINGTON – To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the State of Florida.

This relief is effective immediately. Consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency waiver for Florida allowing the sale, distribution, and use of red dyed Non-Road Diesel Locomotive and Marine fuel in the State of Florida for use in highway diesel vehicles, this relief will remain in effect through Sept. 15, 2019.  

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Last few days to renew 2290s and receive IRS watermarked Schedule-1 proof

Truckers hope you’re aware of the fast approaching HVUT Form 2290 Deadline. Yes, August 31 is the last day and IRS anticipate to get a huge volume of 2290 returns this week. Act fast and report your 2290 truck tax returns well in advance and get it done before you got up into this virtual traffic.

AUGUST 31 – DEADLINE REMINDER FOR IRS TAX FORM 2290

Filing taxes online is generally safer, faster, and easier ― and you will get your IRS watermarked (stamped) Schedule-1 proof with IRS e-File Logo and the date on it much sooner (according to IRS you may receive yours in 10 minutes) and you could choose to pay 2290 taxes through Direct Debit (EFW) from your US bank account. You also have the option of paying taxes with your Credit / Debit Card from this year onwards.  Continue reading

IRS reminds truckers: E-file highway use tax return by Aug. 31

IR-2018-153, July 25, 2018 : New Release from IRS about 2290 tax reporting and reminder to Truckers about electronic filing. Here is from the release….

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2018.

The highway use tax applies to highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This generally includes large trucks, truck tractors and buses. The tax is based on the weight of the vehicle and a variety of special rules apply. These special rules are explained in the instructions to Form 2290 Continue reading