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First Quarter 2019 Trucking Industry Update from ATBS

In order to be sucessful for the remainder of 2019, start focusing on controlling your costs in a changing market.

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Do You Know the Six Levels of a DOT Inspection?

There are six levels of DOT inspections that can last somewhere between 15-60 minutes. Make sure you are aware of these six levels so you know what to expect during your next inspection.

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What to Look for in a Truckers Bookkeeping Service

There are many benefits that come with using a bookkeeping service for your business. Using an industry-specific bookkeeping service can be even more beneficial. In this article, we will discuss important things to check for while you search for a truckers bookkeeping service.

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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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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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The Ten Most Popular ATBS Articles from 2018

Looking to jumpstart your trucking business in 2019? Check out the articles that were read the most during the past year and become a more well-rounded truck driver and business owner!

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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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