- Truckers: Proudly Moving America
It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck. According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking industry employs over 8.7 million people and moves 9.2 billion tons of freight, valued at $671 billion, with over 5.6 million tractor trailers that are driven by more than 3.5 million men and women.
- More States Shift Road Repair Costs to Increased Trucking Taxation
Tennessee, ranked second only to Texas by CNBC in state road quality nationwide, is currently faced with the conundrum of growing road needs but declining fuel tax revenues. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the state is wrestling with a number of solutions for handling funding needs according to the Times Free Press. Among them: proposed taxes and fees trucking industry, about 60 percent of which utilizes Tennessee's north-south and east-west corridors, I-75 and I-40.
- Poorly Maintained Bridges Endanger Truckers
One in 10 of America's bridges is an accident waiting to happen. According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 63,000 interstate highway bridges urgently need critical structural repairs to protect the safety of the millions of drivers that travel across them every day. For professional truck drivers, who spend more time crossing these unsafe bridges than most drivers, the risk of being caught on a collapsing bridge is both frightening and potentially fatal.
- From Brooklyn New York Welcome Celer Inc
Celer Inc., a leader in exporting heavy-duty equipment worldwide, has just been welcomed into the exclusive network of advertisers at Trucker-to-Trucker.Celer Inc. offers a variety of machinery, trailers and trucks to customers from all over the globe.
- Saving Money by Choosing Where to Fill Up With Diesel
In a time when there is so much unemployment in the United States, the one section that not only is going full blast and actually looking for employees is the trucking industry.
- Bill Introduced to Place More Tax on Diesel Fuel
As if the price of diesel, repairs, taxes, insurance, and other things a trucker must pay is not high enough, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to increase the diesel fuel tax rate 6.3 cents per gallon.
- What's Ahead For The Trucking Industry?
Most truckers recognize some drastic changes have occurred in the industry since the recession began in 2008. Higher fuel prices, more legislative mandates, and reduced consumer spending have all taken their toll on many who depend on this profession for survival.
- Make Tax Season Simple with Early Preparation
Tax time is just a few months off, with W-2s and 1099s due in mailboxes the end of January, and now is the time to start preparing for that visit to the accountant. For owner-operators, this means getting all those receipts from the past year in order and matching them to logbooks and mileage reports for the maximum in deductions.
- Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 due for period 7/1/11-6/30/12
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- FEDERAL TAXES and O-T-R & O-O TRUCKERS DEDUCTIONS LIST
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- Rising Cost of Fuel Drawing Fire from Industry Leaders
Bill Graves, the CEO and President of the American Trucking Association, told members of the House Natural Resources Committee on March 31, 2011, that in order to allow affordable diesel fuel to the trucking industry, policymakers would have to step up.
- Interstate 70 Proposed Ban on Trucks to Ease Peak Time Congestion
Today, we're looking at the CO proposal for banning trucks from I-70 to ease congestion at peak times: Summit County CO � legislators are considering a ban on trucking traffic during peak times on the heavily congested I-70. During the ski season, the roads to and from the Front Range create a traffic nightmare, and legislators, county and state officials fear it will cost billions of dollars to put right.
- Virginia Budget Unveils Road Funding
The Virginia legislature is working at full pace with a very short legislative session. Road funding has been one of the banes of the Virginia budget though transportation has been a central plank of Governor Bob McDonnell's political platform. Gov. McDonnell announced several additional elements for his transportation agenda which includes outlining the detail for $2 billion spending plans with a further $2 billion to be announced.
- Making the Move from Truck Driver to Owner Operator
Becoming a truck driver is a huge step with CDL school, finding a company to work with (and hopefully pay for CDL school too), working over the road and making the commitment to a career, which takes drivers away from home and loved ones for a great deal of time.