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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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Is It Possible to Experience Financial Peace On The Road? May 15 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Unless you avoid talk-radio like the plague you've probably heard Dave Ramsey while you've been out on the road. If you have, then you likely know about the cash-based envelope system and his educational series Financial Peace University. While both are amazing resources that we highly recommend, you don't have to go full-on-Dave-Ramsey in order to see the benefits of budgeting. Learning the basics of budgeting is a great way to dip your toe into financial planning for your trucking business, and your life. Here are a few tips for a balanced approach to being a financially responsible driver or owner operator.

Unless you avoid talk-radio like the plague you've probably heard Dave Ramsey while you've been out on the road. If you have, then you likely know about the cash-based envelope system and his educational series Financial Peace University. While both are amazing resources that we highly recommend, you don't have to go full-on-Dave-Ramsey in order to see the benefits of budgeting. Learning the basics of budgeting is a great way to dip your toe into financial planning for your trucking business, and your life. Here are a few tips for a balanced approach to being a financially responsible

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Why Your Company Doesn't Want to Pay You Per Diem May 13 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

"Per Diem", as it relates to how trucking companies pay their drivers, is a portion of their salary paid to the driver un-taxed, technically as a meal and expense reimbursement. 

Company drivers used to be able to deduct their per diem. As of the beginning of 2018 that has gone away. Some drivers want their company to continue to pay them a per diem, and some companies are doing so, but not all. Why do some companies hesitate to offer you a per diem?

"Per Diem", as it relates to how trucking companies pay their drivers, is a portion of their salary paid to the driver un-taxed, technically as a meal and expense reimbursement. 

Company drivers used to be able to deduct their per diem. As of the beginning of 2018 that has gone away. Some drivers want their company to continue to pay them a per diem, and some companies are doing so, but not all. Why do some companies hesitate to offer you a per diem?

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What's the Buzz About Electric Semi Trucks? May 8 2018

Post by: Brad Schipper

In the last few years there has been a lot of buzz about electric trucks, including autonomous trucks. There is hype, and the hype is creating interest. The hype is also creating a little bit of dialogue between competitors.

No matter where you fall, whether with Tesla, Nikola or one of the half dozen other companies trying to get in on the electric game, you have to admit, electric trucks are exciting. But are they really going to be the truck of the future?

Rather than simply getting caught up in the excitement, we are taking a hard look at the feasibility of electric trucks. We sat down with K & J's Brad Schipper to hear his thoughts on the future of electric; and he had some great questions.

In the last few years there has been a lot of buzz about electric trucks, including autonomous trucks. There is hype, and the hype is creating interest. The hype is also creating a little bit of dialogue between competitors.

No matter where you fall, whether with Tesla, Nikola or one of the half dozen other companies trying to get in on the electric game, you have to admit, electric trucks are exciting. But are they really going to be the truck of the future?

Rather than simply getting caught up in the excitement, we are taking a hard look at the feasibility of electric trucks. We sat down

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The Excellent Road Adventures of K & J's Brad and Bonnie Hendriks May 3 2018

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Can marriage while out on the road together actually work? Brad and Bonnie Hendriks know it can. They've been trucking together for five years and they still love it. Whether working 24 hours a day 7 days a week with your spouse sounds like a dream or a nightmare, you have to admit it is certainly unique. The Hendriks, owner operators with K & J, shared their feelings about team road life for anyone considering hitting the road with their significant other.

Can marriage while out on the road together actually work? Brad and Bonnie Hendriks know it can. They've been trucking together for five years and they still love it. Whether working 24 hours a day 7 days a week with your spouse sounds like a dream or a nightmare, you have to admit it is certainly unique. The Hendriks, owner operators with K & J, shared their feelings about team road life for anyone considering hitting the road with their significant other.

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New Truck Features Make Life on the Road Easier April 26 2018

Post by: Jeff Watkins

Who doesn't like to drool over the latest truck features? Seriously. We want to meet that person.

For the rest of you, we sat down with Jeff Watkins from Sioux Falls Truck and Trailer and got the details on five brand new ad-ons that promise to make life on the road even better.

Who doesn't like to drool over the latest truck features? Seriously. We want to meet that person.

For the rest of you, we sat down with Jeff Watkins from Sioux Falls Truck and Trailer and got the details on five brand new ad-ons that promise to make life on the road even better.

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Are You Legal with FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)? April 20 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Whether you are an independent contractor or working for a large trucking company, the Sanitary Transportation Rule requires all covered truckers to have food safety training in order to stay in compliance. Not sure if you qualify? Keep reading for more information.

Whether you are an independent contractor or working for a large trucking company, the Sanitary Transportation Rule requires all covered truckers to have food safety training in order to stay in compliance. Not sure if you qualify? Keep reading for more information.

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