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Honesty, Please

A recent report from Stay Metrics, a driver engagement platform, stated that of the 100 professional drivers hired today, 33 of them will quit within three months and another 22 percent will be gone within six months. These numbers should tell us something.

It’s not only difficult to attract and retain drivers, it’s expensive.  The American Trucking Associations reported a slight increase in recent turnover rates at large fleets, despite remaining at what they called, “historically low levels.” The turnover rate, or the percentage of drivers who leave a fleet on a calendar basis is at 74 percent.

What if 74 percent of your recruiters left every year? What if 74 percent of your human resource department left every year? Why do we accept this level of “resignations” from our drivers? Continue reading

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

July month tax due

Truckers, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (Form 2290) Due August, 31.

This is to remind truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that, their next federal highway use tax return is due on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Some taxpayers still opt to file their Form 2290 on paper, the IRS encourages all taxpayers to take advantage of the speed and convenience of filing this 2290 tax form electronically and paying tax dues electronically. Taxpayers reporting 25 or more vehicles must e-file their Form 2290 through an IRS-approved software provider like www.Tax2290.com.
This year’s 2290 tax due date falls on August 31. Hence E-file ASAP to avoid last minute virtual Traffic jam.

The highway use tax applies to highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This generally includes trucks, truck tractors and buses. Ordinarily, vans, pick-ups and panel trucks are not taxable because they fall below the 55,000-pound threshold. The tax of up to $550 per vehicle is based on weight, and a variety of special rules apply, explained in the instructions to Form 2290.
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Transferring Your Schedule 1 Copy, from one Truck to another

Do you need to transfer your Schedule 1 copy from one truck to another? If you Changed vehicles or purchased a new one in December of 2015, then the Vehicle first used in December have a 2290 filing deadline of January 31st!

Even though there is still plenty of time to file your 2290. It only takes about 10 minutes to E-file a Form 2290. So if you’ve recently switched vehicles, it’s time to get in gear and get yourself E-filed before the deadline. Continue reading

Merry Christmas from us to You

Truckers welcome to the special edition of our blog, coming to you from all of us here at Think Trade Inc. It’s a very special time of the year, but for truck drivers the chance being home with family and friends, remains as a dream year after year. For many other truck drivers, it’s another day of progress. We don’t know where you’ll be today, with your family or on the road working hard for us, but we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Errors You Can Overcome This Tax Season With Tax2290.Com

With the regular filing season running on full swing, here are some of the common errors we need to address for success filing.

Time and time again filers tend to make the same mistakes when it comes to filing their heavy vehicle use taxes. So let’s go over them so they’re fresh in your mind when you e-file this tax season 2015-16! Continue reading

Tax Support By Our Experts Even During The Weekends

So truckers, how are you keeping these days. How is the tax filing season coming up from your end? Have you filed your tax return yet or still waiting for a miracle? Well, we cannot assure you about miracles, but if you don’t file your tax return by the end of August 2015, you may land up with late filing penalties. And if you want to avoid all of it, then come over and efile form 2290 online with utmost ease and receive your schedule 1 copy in minutes. And weekend is the only days you file yourself free from your rigs and commitment, don’t worry. This season we have our customer support available during the weekends too. So don’t hesitate to come over and get your tax return filed. Continue reading

Efiling 2015-16 Queries Addressed for Our Loyal Customers

Since the tax season 2015-16 has already dropped into our calendars, we see, many customers are coming online and trying a hand in filing form 2290, however, some of them are stuck with the unwiring questions surrounded. So here comes few set of questions to let you going till the weekend. Continue reading