Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hardship of truckers, their experiences!

In this fast moving world, we have witnessed that truckers are the most dedicated, hard working individuals, keen on sharing their lives at the service of the nation. From flatbed trucks to tow boy trucking, these individuals have faced all the ups and downs of trucking, experiencing what is hardship and smiling at the cost of their lives. Continue reading

IRS Shutdown is Over! File Your Nearest Tax Dues On Time

The Internal Revenue Service has called off its 16 days shutdown and begun to function as usual. Read further to know more about the IRS update.

Individuals worried about their refunds can get them on time with the IRS functioning normally.  Additionally, tax preparers and filers can report their taxes both online and offline but, choosing to file electronically can make the process faster and the tax return would be processed automatically. Besides, the live telephone customer support offered by the IRS would be available for customer assistance to help individuals get their queries answered. In addition, individuals need to inquire with the IRS for re-scheduling their audit meetings

The pointers discussed below provide additional details about this IRS update.

  • Individuals filing for tax refunds will get the same, as the IRS starts to function normally.
  • Tax e filing service providers, tax preparers, and Free File would continue filing for their customers and offer assistance on taxes.
  • Individuals and business can choose both e filing and paper filing to report their tax dues.

Tax Dues to be filed by Individuals & Businesses:

  • Truck owners and operators who have used their vehicle for the first time in September need to file form 2290 before October 31, 2013. Filing through makes the process easy and hassle-free.
  • Individuals and businesses need to file excise taxes for the third quarter and filing before the due date (Oct 31, 2013) can save them from filing penalties and interests. E-filing excise tax can save time and is the first and reliable tax filing service provider. Choose us for a comfortable tax filing experience.
  • Motor carriers whose vehicle run in more than one jurisdiction need to file IFTA return before the October 31, 2013 deadline. At, a product of we help tax filers prepare their IFTA at an affordable price.

IRS Services that would be Available:

  • Tax filers seeking help and assistance can get the same through 800-829-1040 number.
  • Individuals can find information through IRS website, as well as access the interactive features for better understanding.
  • The Free file partners associated with IRS would accept tax returns.
  • E filing service providers would accept tax returns filed by individuals and businesses.

E filing is the safe and secure way of filing tax returns and saves time too., the first and reliable tax filing software offers user-friendly features, thus enabling a comfortable tax filing experience. Serving tax filers and preparers from years, we have been recognized for our excellent service.

Women in business, includes women in trucks!

In the wake of “Lean In” and other recent books touting the need for more women in leadership roles, I wondered how some of their revelations could be applied to women in the trucking industry.

Instead of focusing on the executive suite, how do some of these findings affect the rare (5 percent in the U.S. and 3 percent in Canada) woman who has chosen a career as a professional driver?

First, research has revealed that men will apply for a position (and assume they can meet the criteria) when they have sixty percent of the qualifications listed for the job. For women, the number is one hundred percent. She won’t even apply for a job if she feels there is an aspect of the role that she hasn’t mastered.

In effect, a man will assume he can learn the other requirements and a woman assumes she must already know them. How might this affect the driver population as a recruiting issue?

While backing and shifting are two of the most difficult skills a driver must have (or learn), a man might go for the job and figure out a way to grow into the needed skills. For women, these skills might prove to be in the forty percent of the job requirement they feel they don’t already have and so she will refrain from applying.

How can we convince these women they can and will master these skills?

Another study found that men are often hired for their potential, but women are hired based on what they have accomplished. How might this affect your recruiting efforts?

The days of hiring those strapping young farm boys are over. As more automation replaces the family farm, the kids who drove tractors, bailers, and corn harvestors at the age of twelve are gone.

Today, many of the drivers recruited into the industry come from almost every walk of life, from attorney to nurse to construction worker. The guy with limited experience driving the forklift in a warehouse may often be hired before his female co-worker from the assembly line.

Experience trumps potential and for professional drivers, this attitude too often favors men.

One more factor that affects hiring practices relating to gender relates to how we credit those around us. It has been found that men give themselves credit for their accomplishments, where women, too often, give credit to others.

How could this affect our hiring and the retention of female drivers? Is it more typical for guys to need the support of those around them or is that an attribute that women are more likely to experience? If it`s been proven that women look toward their peers for encouragement and advice, then we need to consider how this might affect them in their role as a professional driver.

In fact, many women who enter the trucking industry find themselves in an environment that is less than supportive and sometimes even hostile. Ask any female driver how SOME of her male colleagues treat her on the road or at the truck stop on the CB and you’ll hear stories about a few drivers who feel women shouldn’t be sharing the road in an 18 wheeler.

How sad. Despite how remote the incident, no woman should ever have to listen to a peer harass her when she’s just doing her job.

Most drivers are supportive and accommodating, but the one or two vocal jerks on the road always seem to be the loudest.

A supportive environment, an employer who understands how to remove bias in hiring, and a job that is free from harassment will help us attract and retain more women in trucking.

Semi trucks and Their Existence

Welcome back truckers. Hope the hauling is running on safe grounds. Today we’re up with some history facts about semi trucks, taking a turn from information about them. The invention was no less than victory for the nation and till date, it has been appreciated for their existence and also the inventor.

Alexander Winton, the creator of semi trucks in the year 1898. This Scottish man started his career by manufacturing bicycles in Cleveland and moved into the construction of “Horseless carriages” in 1896. Right after two years, he sold his first self manufactured car and one year later, his own semi truck. Of course, there were specific requirements and that’s how these semi trucks came into existence. His semi trucks played an important role in handling the deliveries of his manufactured vehicles. Continue reading