Monthly Archives: August 2013

Additional Time For Truckers to file IRS Form 2290

There are more than 6.8 million truckers in America, serving the nation with all dedication. Every truck running on the highway with the gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more are required to file their return online or paper file it. For this year tax season, the countdown has begun. However, this year, the due date has been extended by IRS. Do you know why? Keep reading, we will tell you why!

Usually, the form 2290 filing season falls in by July-1 to August-31 of the filing year. However, this year the due date i.e. August 31st falls on a weekend and 2nd of September is Labor Day, September 3rd is declared as the new extended due date for filing form 2290. On the same, IRS would not be functioning due to the scheduled maintenance for Labor Day. Those who have not filed their return yet and would be filing in nearing future do remember that filing HVUT electronically from 10 p.m. ET from August 31st 2013 to 5 a.m. ET on September 3rd 2013 will not be acknowledged by IRS.
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Truck Tires Vs. Semi Trailer Tires

Trucking industry is no less than an adventurous trip for truckers. If you enjoy exploring the hidden roads of America, then this is the profession for you. Trucks, trailers or rigs run the world on wheels. Some move on 18 wheels and some can extend till 28 or 30 wheels, as per the requirement and situation. These rubber donuts form a critical link, not more than those of the front steering axle. It’s not that the steer axle does not something unusual, which others don’t (steer the truck). They are only set on board without a redundant tire to compensate for a blowout. Today we would be discussing about the differences shared by Truck Tire and Trailer Tire. Continue reading

Women truckers, The Empower Behind The Wheels.

In the present scenario, there are around 8 millions licensed CDL drivers in United States and among them; 4.5 millions are active truck drivers. Professional truck driving or on-the-road trucking has always noted as a field dominated by men, a cross board for women. The rough and tough trucking life is assumed to be handled well by men, real men… Well, times are changing! Continue reading

Types and Uses of Truck Mud Flaps

Irrespective of the climatic condition, trucking is one such industry, which never halts. If it does, the outcome is not so beautiful to discuss here. Today, we are going to talk about mud flaps or splash guards, better known as mud guards. They do play a significant role for trucks as they roll on big wheels and ride higher than most cars on the road. These mud flaps saves your vehicle from flying rocks, mud or other debris which are tossed on them due to the humongous rotating tires. Apart from trucks, even cars and pedestrians are likely to drive safe, sharing the road.

Picking up mud flaps for your pickup truck or SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) is more like a deal for your truck, a savior and of course one step away from dirt. However, the flaps are made out of different varied material, serving their own purposes. Always remember, it is essential that these flaps are attached correctly as if they tend to slip of the truck; it is dangerous for other motorists and pedestrians.

Types of Truck Flaps Are Mentioned Below:

  • Heavy Duty Rubber:

This type is one of the most common types of truck flaps. They come with straight self design or slightly curved shaped to fit well according to the frame and the wheel manufactured. Straight or rectangular shaped flaps are universal and thus the demand for these is also high. Although they fit in every truck, it is good to be sure about the make and the model of your vehicle before zeroing down to an option. It can make your task easy, indeed.

  • Molded Plastic Flaps:

On the other hand, Molded Plastic Flaps are designed with more specification while comparing with Heavy Duty Rubber flaps. To make it more personalized, you have the option of customizing it your way by painting it as per your truck’s color, fender and vehicle wheels. However, if you want to own one of them, you need to place the order along with your make, year and model of your truck. This type of plastic molded flaps will highlight your truck with its own overall design.

  • Stainless Steel:

Other than heavy duty rubber and molded plastic flaps, stainless steel flaps has its own set of advantages. They seem to be the perfect material for truck flaps as they are quite resistant from staining and yeah, rust!

Aluminum Diamond plate flaps is altogether a different story. This type of mud guards is a combination of Heavy Duty Rubber and Aluminum. The main purpose of Aluminum is to weigh down the dust, mud and other particles, (which are basically light weighted) and does not fly back when you’re on road, essentially thrashing the point of having mud flaps. To attach these types of flaps usually requires larger bolts or rivets.

However, there are more flaps out there but mentioning them here would be like a novel reading rather than article. Make sure you go with the best flap, according to your requirement, fit in your truck and experience the difference.

Like how truck flaps can make a big difference in your trucking, the same implies with HVUTform 2290. Paper filing your taxes on time with no penalties is now a no-no scenario for truckers. Their busy schedule and long hauls doesn’t provide with so much time to rush down IRS office and get your schedule-1 copy. However, this is not the scene with e-filing only @

We are the first IRS certified Tax service provider, serving according to your requirements and needs. For easy access to your schedule-1 copy and making a confident move towardsDOT inspections to show your records, get in touch with and we shall guide you. Truckers, time for upgrading. E-file your return now and make difference. We wish each trucker, Happy Trucking!