Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

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Did you know that truckers can usually deduct more than 100 items from their taxes? The IRS recognizes truck drivers take on an unusual amount of business expenses and offer multiple tax deductions. With tax season now in full swing, we here at Truck Writers want to make sure all truckers are aware of these possible […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Personal Considerations

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With a driver shortage continuing to plague the trucking industry, now is best time to become an owner operator. However, whether you’re an individual considering a career that allows you to travel across the country, or you’ve been driving a motor carrier’s rig your whole life, there are many things to consider and tasks to accomplish before […]

What’s in Store for the Transportation Industry in 2016

What’s in store for the transportation industry in 2016? Experts seem to agree to disagree on how infrastructure, regulation and security will impact commercial fleets. Here are the top five predictions for 2016. Driver Shortage Will Continue: Fixing the driver shortage will take time, and there is no quick fix for 2016. Few new drivers, […]

I-35E HOV Lane Laws Cause Concern Among Truckers

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On January 4th, Minnesota’s I-35E HOV lanes opened to traffic. Unlike most cities, tractor-trailers can use the lanes as long as two people are visible in the cab. The required visibility of two individuals worried team truck drivers since the two alternate between driving and sleeping, meaning only one driver would typically be visible in the cab since […]

Alcohol, Speeding and Distractions Cause Most Trucking Fatalities

With 2015 vehicle fatalities up from 2014, commercial fleet owners need to determine and resolve potential safety issues within the organization. National studies have shown that most vehicle fatalities are caused by impaired driving, speeding and distracted driving. Distracted Driving Issues Commercial fleets that have installed safety monitoring equipment have discovered some common issues when […]

Know Your Drivers: Employees or Owner Operators?

High-visibility suits in recent weeks against FedEx Ground and Amazon underscore the importance of properly classifying drivers as owner operators or employees. With more than 30 states now toughening their laws, the costs and risks of misclassification are mounting. Whether your firm does it intentionally or accidentally makes little difference; you’re likely to face a […]