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The 2018 Tax Law – What does it say about Equipment Depreciation? August 14 2018

In previous blogs we've explained the changes to per diem deductions for company drivers in 2018. Today we are taking on the changes to depreciation for owner operators. In order to fully understand depreciation changes in the new tax law, we had Eric Maas, a trusted CPA who works with trucking clients go over the old rules and explain how things are going to change under the new law. Take it away, Eric!

In previous blogs we've explained the changes to per diem deductions for company drivers in 2018. Today we are taking on the changes to depreciation for owner operators. In order to fully understand depreciation changes in the new tax law, we had Eric Maas, a trusted CPA who works with trucking clients go over the old rules and explain how things are going to change under the new law. Take it away, Eric!

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From IT Professional to Trucker, John's Story August 9 2018

Post by: Carrie Anderson

In John Hall's previous career he was a technical writer and IT professional, creating manuals and training pieces and working on computers. Now he controls his own schedule and has an ever-changing view through his "office" window. Curious how an IT guy embraced the trucking lifestyle? We asked John to tell us his story in his own words.

In John Hall's previous career he was a technical writer and IT professional, creating manuals and training pieces and working on computers. Now he controls his own schedule and has an ever-changing view through his "office" window. Curious how an IT guy embraced the trucking lifestyle? We asked John to tell us his story in his own words.

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Make America Clean Again [Editorial] July 28 2018

Post by: Rick Meyer

Donald Trump's campaign slogan was to “Make America Great Again.” One thing I figured out since the presidential election is that people either love “The Donald” or hate “Trump,” there is no in between. By the time you have finished reading this editorial, I believe you will either love this idea or hate it.

Donald Trump's campaign slogan was to “Make America Great Again.” One thing I figured out since the presidential election is that people either love “The Donald” or hate “Trump,” there is no in between. By the time you have finished reading this editorial, I believe you will either love this idea or hate it.

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6 Reasons That Summer is Great in a Truck July 10 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

For a lot of folks summer is a time to take things easy, kick back, and relax. For truckers that isn't always the case. Those steaks and hamburgers don't drive themselves to the backyard barbecue, after all! While it is easy to get discouraged when you miss potluck meals and baseball games, there are some perks to being a trucker in the summer. Read on for some inspiration!

 

For a lot of folks summer is a time to take things easy, kick back, and relax. For truckers that isn't always the case. Those steaks and hamburgers don't drive themselves to the backyard barbecue, after all! While it is easy to get discouraged when you miss potluck meals and baseball games, there are some perks to being a trucker in the summer. Read on for some inspiration!

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4 Things to Consider When Using a Broker July 5 2018

Post by: Cody Powell

While most customers contract with carriers to haul their goods, there are a growing number of loads that are being handled by freight brokers. A freight broker offers services that connect the people needing goods shipped with authorized freight carriers. Brokers simply negotiate the deals, they don't actually handle the freight themselves. If you are an independent carrier or owner operator, should you work with these brokers? Here are four things to consider when using a freight broker. 

While most customers contract with carriers to haul their goods, there are a growing number of loads that are being handled by freight brokers. A freight broker offers services that connect the people needing goods shipped with authorized freight carriers. Brokers simply negotiate the deals, they don't actually handle the freight themselves. If you are an independent carrier or owner operator, should you work with these brokers? Here are four things to consider when using a freight broker. 

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Benefits of Starting Your Own Trucking Business When You're Young June 26 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

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K&J Trucking By the Numbers [Infographic] June 14 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

In the trucking industry we deal with a lot of numbers, after all, we are one of the most highly regulated industries, for better or worse. But because we deal with so many numbers everyday we sometimes forget to stop and take notice of what our numbers mean for our drivers, customers, and friends in the industry.

There is so much to celebrate at K&J Trucking! Our wonderful drivers, dispatch, mechanics, and staff have worked hard to make these statistics possible; check out the numbers below!

In the trucking industry we deal with a lot of numbers, after all, we are one of the most highly regulated industries, for better or worse. But because we deal with so many numbers everyday we sometimes forget to stop and take notice of what our numbers mean for our drivers, customers, and friends in the industry.

There is so much to celebrate at K&J Trucking! Our wonderful drivers, dispatch, mechanics, and staff have worked hard to make these statistics possible; check out the numbers below!

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Today is the Last Day to Prepare for Roadcheck! May 29 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you probably heard that the 2018 Roadcheck starts in just 8 days. This year's nationwide CVSA inspection efforts will have the added pressure of enforcing the ELD mandate. Officers performing the check look at the last 8 days of data on your logs. Be prepared to pay special attention to your logs from here forward as today is only 8 days from the first day of Roadcheck. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make sure you are ready to go for inspection!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you probably heard that the 2018 Roadcheck starts in just 8 days. This year's nationwide CVSA inspection efforts will have the added pressure of enforcing the ELD mandate. Officers performing the check look at the last 8 days of data on your logs. Be prepared to pay special attention to your logs from here forward as today is only 8 days from the first day of Roadcheck. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make sure you are ready to go for inspection!

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Three 2018 Tax Changes and What They Mean May 24 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Trump's 2018 tax plan comes with plenty of questions, including how it will affect truckers. We talked to Tara Thompson, a tax preparer who regularly works with truckers to get her thoughts on three of the most talked about or confusing changes and how they may affect your taxes over the next year. 

Trump's 2018 tax plan comes with plenty of questions, including how it will affect truckers. We talked to Tara Thompson, a tax preparer who regularly works with truckers to get her thoughts on three of the most talked about or confusing changes and how they may affect your taxes over the next year. 

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Meet K&J's Four SDTDC Competitors! May 18 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

The South Dakota Truck Driving Championships are coming up this weekend and K&J has four, yes FOUR drivers competing this year! We did quick interviews with each competitor to get their story on how they came to K&J and how they feel about the competition on Saturday!

The South Dakota Truck Driving Championships are coming up this weekend and K&J has four, yes FOUR drivers competing this year! We did quick interviews with each competitor to get their story on how they came to K&J and how they feel about the competition on Saturday!

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