Driving Green in the Trucking Industry

Sustainable practices designed to reduce gas consumption and emissions are now standard in many areas of the trucking industry. A combination of technical advances and driver training can make your trucking business greener whether you’re an independent contractor or running a large fleet.

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TIN Matching: Taxpayer Identification Number Matching

What is TIN Matching?

TIN Matching (Taxpayer Identification Number Matching) is a tool provided by the IRS to help paid preparers or authorized agents to efficiently assist their clients by being able to validate TIN and name combinations within IRS records.

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5 Great Truck Cab Accessories

For many truckers, their cab is quite literally their home away from home. Motel and hotel rooms are expensive, even if you claim them on taxes, so many truckers live out of their own cabs—some on a permanent basis.

When you’re living in a space as cramped as a truck cab, you need to stay organized. The following truck cab accessories help you make the most of your available space while improving your comfort.

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7 Best Truck Stops in the Country

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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State of Emergency for South Carolina: Hurricane Joaquin

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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What Steps Do I Need To Take After I Sell, Trade, or Destroy My Vehicle?

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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Trucker Stigma: A Low Status Occupation?

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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