The pitfalls of duty free fuel when IFTA comes due

This past quarter my company saw a dramatic increase in fuel purchases done on Indian Reserves and at Duty Free Shops. You might wonder why is this news worthy, well it directly ties in with every carrier’s IFTA tax liability at the end of the quarter. Generally speaking, higher then normal tax liability that can have my customer gasp when they receive their IFTA tax bill.

2022-12-08T20:33:40+00:00November 28th, 2022|Fuel Taxes, Money saving ideas, Taxes, trucking|

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Why Truckers?

Toll free number to report human trafficking: US: 1.888.373.7888 Canada: 1-833-900-1010 In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Why Truckers? Guest post: Truckers Against Trafficking When working on a strategy to fight human trafficking, one of the first steps is determining which groups of people have the greatest opportunity to spot human trafficking as [...]

2021-02-01T05:14:00+00:00January 28th, 2021|trucking|

How to become an Owner-Operator

Steps to starting your own Owner-Operator business You’re tired of your regular work grind and you’re looking for something new. You’re tired of answering to a boss who just doesn’t get you. Your life needs more flexibility so you can manage your work life balance more successfully. If any of the above sounds like [...]

2021-01-25T21:51:20+00:00January 25th, 2021|trucking|

HOS Reform listening session

Hours of Service Reform Those that drive heavy commercial vehicles now have a chance to have their say on one of the most critical pieces of legislation in their daily lives. Hours of Service. The FMCSA is inviting the public to its second listening session on Hours of Service reform. They are seeking [...]

Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions

Post updated with 2021 information Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions Information All in One Place Ahhhh! Spring! It’s less than a month away from the first day of spring! That wonderful time of year, when the trees start to bud, the sun gets warmer, and the snow starts to melt. With [...]

2021-02-25T04:29:22+00:00March 19th, 2018|Canada, trucking, United States|

UCR Fee Update: Rates Decided!

The trucking industry has been impatiently waiting for the UCR to decide and publish what the new 2018 UCR rates will be for the year ahead.  We have mentioned in previous posts, that the UCR has been meeting to decide what the new rates will be, due to over charging in past years. The [...]

2018-01-10T04:21:04+00:00January 5th, 2018|trucking, US Regulations|

Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

  Winter brings about a whole new set of dynamics to those of us living in the north. While it gives us fun times on the ice rink, or the ski hill, it doesn’t bring as much fun to our drives. Not only do we need to be more careful on the road, greater [...]

2017-12-01T21:42:06+00:00December 1st, 2017|Canada, Drivers, trucking|

UCR Fee Deadline and Rates Still Undecided

Hold off on Paying your Fees Hold off on paying your UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fees as a decision has still not been reached on what 2018 rates will be. The UCR has an excess of funds, more than the statutory maximum allows. This means that the UCR is looking to reduce 2018 fees, [...]

2017-11-08T16:33:46+00:00November 7th, 2017|trucking, Uncategorized|

FMCSA Issues New Advisory Regarding Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

    The FMSCA has issued an advisory to help guide shippers and motor carriers in understanding when a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) is needed. This advisory also covers procedures for applying for, and renewing a HMSP, as well as for rescinding a permit when you no longer require it. When is an [...]

2017-10-31T15:30:11+00:00October 31st, 2017|trucking, United States|

Special Compliance Laws Apply to More than You Might Think

Do you drive a vehicle over 10,000 lbs (4,500kg)? Or haul heavy loads with your pickup truck? If so, there are transportation laws you need to be aware of. Who Might be Affected? When people think about laws that apply to heavy vehicles they tend to think only of semi trucks and trailers. Rarely [...]

2020-01-27T03:03:37+00:00October 16th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, trucking|
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