A good truck stop is a little piece of Americana, serving hearty down-home food with plenty of amenities to keep truckers refreshed and ready for the open road. You can spot the best truck stops easily—they’re the ones with a steady stream of rigs pulling into and out of the parking lot.
Of course, some truck stops are better than others. Below are seven rest stops generally considered to be the best in the nation, with plenty of amenities to keep truckers well-fed, entertained, and refreshed during their precious down-time.
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NATSA 2015 Meeting
This year’s NATSA meeting was A LOT of fun and a lot of learning. Presentations included; Driver Qualification Files, DVIR’s, Florida’s DataQ process, ELDs, FMCSA, Factoring, URS, and more.
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After the basic housekeeping, introductions and Sandy Johnsons beautiful renditions of both the US and Canadian anthems we got right down to business.
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Hurricane Joaquin’s aftermath has caused South Carolina to issue state of emergency and state of disaster. In an effort to alleviate the state, the Department of Motor Vehicles for the state of South Carolina has temporarily suspended IRP, IFTA, and UCR requirements for out of state vehicles transporting relief and humanitarian supplies. The suspension is in effect until November 30, 2015.
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It is a common misconception that vehicles that are no longer owned by the taxpayer, need to file a 2290. It is thought as sort of a way to let the IRS know that they have parted ways with the vehicle. However, since 2290 tax is the heavy vehicle use tax, if you are not using the vehicle, especially because you have sold it or because it was destroyed, you are not required to file a 2290.
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The general public has a negative view of trucking as a low status career. People rank truck driver alongside “undesirable” jobs such as filling station attendants, janitors, longshoremen, and bus drivers. It’s interesting to note how many jobs considered to be low status are directly involved in moving people and produce across the country, but that’s neither here nor there. Tell a stranger you’re a doctor and they respect you. Tell someone you’re a trucker and, well, you’ve probably seen the response firsthand.
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Every year 2290 taxpayers receive a penalty notice soon after they file. More so, they are confused because they filed between July 1st and August 31st, signifying on time filing, which shouldn’t have prompted the IRS to send out any kind of late notice.
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Due to the projected impact that Hurricane Joaquin will have on the east coast the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has authorized a temporary waiver of registration and licensing for carriers.
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At 2290Tax.com we help owner operators, companies, and paid preparers complete the necessary unpleasantness of paying the IRS as quickly and painlessly as possible. We’re also big believers in never paying the taxman more than you legally have to, so we thought we’d share some advice on what truckers can, and cannot, deduct on their taxes.
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