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How to Decide Which Trucking Companies are Worth Driving For?

As a lease-purchase owner-operator, there are many things to consider when deciding what company to lease onto. Even though you are technically the boss of your own trucking company, the carrier that you pull for still has an effect on your career. Whether you are a first-time lease-purchase owner-operator or you have been one for a while, consider these things when deciding which trucking companies are worth driving for.

 

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During Holidays, Be Extra Vigilant About Protecting Financial Data

To help achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you should save and invest regularly. But that’s only part of the picture. You also need to protect your financial assets in various ways.

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4 Steps to Ensure a Successful Tax Return

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about taxes. While never a popular topic, it’s one of those things in life that’s always guaranteed. Here are a few simple steps required to ensure everything moves as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

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Tips for Staying Productive on the Road During the Holiday Season

Being an independent truck driver can be a stressful business. The holiday season can certainly add to that stress, with the desire to spend the holidays at home conflicting with the need to keep your business financial sound. 

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Winterizing Your Truck: A Step-By-Step Plan

Actively taking steps to prepare your truck for winter is crucial for keeping your costs down, and staying safe in the cold, snowy months. Follow these guidelines and get your truck ready - winter is just around the corner!

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Where is my 1099?

Many professional truck drivers choose to contract their services to carriers and fleets. The 1099 is a tax form which allows the IRS to track any payment given by a company to independent contractors for their services.

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Tax Moves for Truckers to Make Before Year End

2018 is coming to an end which means it’s time to make sure you have minimized your tax bill for the year. Due to the many recent changes in the tax code, it’s important that you are informed of how your taxes will be affected as a truck driver. There are many things you can begin doing now to make filing your tax return as easy as possible and reduce the amount you owe. Let’s take a look at a few of the most important tax moves to make before 2018 comes to an end.

 

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Who Should I Hire to Do My Trucking Taxes?

The last thing any trucker wants to think about is filing their taxes or wondering if they have found a good tax preparer who knows specifically about trucking taxes. But it’s better to conduct this search as early as possible. The closer you get to tax day, the harder it is to find a quality tax preparer.

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Understanding the Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit Under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed dramatically. However, since we’re dealing with the IRS here, the details of this credit can be a little difficult to figure out. Here is what you need to know about both the child tax credit and the additional child tax credit so that you can maximize your allowable tax credit.

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