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Filing a Tax Extension

With only a few weeks to go until the April 15 tax deadline, procrastinators might be starting to feel a little anxious about their taxes. If this sounds like you, then filing for an extension might be just what you need.

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The Importance of the Pre-Trip Truck Inspection

Every truck driver should know how to conduct a pre-trip truck inspection. However, many don’t take the time to go through this inspection every time they hit the road. Here are five reasons why it’s important for you to perform your pre-trip truck inspection.

 

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Filling out a 2290 Tax Form

Form 2290 is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Any person operating a vehicle weighing more than 55,000 pounds is required to file this return. In this article, we will be going over how to fill out the 2290 tax form.

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What you need to know about staying safe from tax scams

Tax scams can happen any day of the year but are especially prevalent during tax season. Criminals can attempt to steal your money or personal information a variety of ways including over the phone, through email, and with text messages. Read the following tips to find out how to stay safe from tax scammers.

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How does the IFTA reporting system work?

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a pact between the lower 48 states and the ten Canadian provinces that require all interstate motor carriers to report fuel taxes. The current IFTA reporting system simplifies the hassle of reporting fuel tax for trucking companies (including owner-operators) who operate across IFTA jurisdictions by reducing paperwork and minimizing the compliance requirements.

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5 Things I Learned While Being on the Road

In order for me to get a better understanding of what life is like as a truck driver, ATBS sent me on a three-day road trip with longtime owner-operator and Team Run Smart Pro, Henry Albert. I was able to learn a lot and leave with a greater appreciation for what truckers go through each and every day.

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4 Common Tax Myths Debunked

Tax day is quickly approaching, which means if you haven’t filed your taxes yet, today is the perfect day to get started. But before you do, we think it’s important to clear up some common tax myths that float around each year.

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Signing a Lease Purchase-Trucking Agreement

If you are thinking about becoming a lease-purchase owner-operator, there are a few things to consider before signing any agreement. You will want to make sure you compare what different carriers have to offer and make your decision after doing some research. You don’t want to be locked into a contract that is too long, where you are paying too much money.

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Starting an Emergency Fund

Life is full of all kinds of unexpected events. It’s because of these uncertainties that we need to make sure we are always prepared. Setting up an emergency fund can help to offset a financial strain, and protect you in unforseen circumstances.

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