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What is the PRO Act? What It Means for Owner-Operators April 19 2021

Post by: K&J Trucking


On March 9, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act in what could be seen as an effort to eliminate trucking’s successful owner-operator program.

On March 9, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act in what could be seen as an effort to eliminate trucking’s successful owner-operator program.

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2021 Tax Tips for Owner Operators March 26 2021

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

Disclaimer: the article below is for informational purposes only. Make sure you talk to a tax professional for advice that fits your particular situation.

Tax season is a time that many of us dread, and it is upon us yet again. If this is your first year as an owner-operator, it may seem particularly overwhelming as you are looking at a major change from when you were a company employee. Instead of taxes being taken automatically from your paycheck, you now have the daunting task of calculating and paying taxes to both State and Federal agencies yourself. And if this isn’t your first rodeo, you may still not be looking forward to gathering the necessary information to prepare your 2020 taxes.

But never fear; we have prepared some quick tips for helping this process go smoothly for both new and veteran owner operators.

 

Disclaimer: the article below is for informational purposes only. Make sure you talk to a tax professional for advice that fits your particular situation.

Tax season is a time that many of us dread, and it is upon us yet again. If this is your first year as an owner-operator, it may seem particularly overwhelming as you are looking at a major change from when you were a company employee. Instead of taxes being taken automatically from your paycheck, you now have the daunting task of calculating and paying taxes to both State and Federal agencies yourself. And if this isn’t your first

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Trucking for Newbies: Roadside Inspections September 8 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Roadside inspections are a regular part of trucking, even for newbies! They can be intimidating if you don’t feel confident. We put together a few resources to help prepare you for that next inspection so you can shine!

Roadside inspections are a regular part of trucking, even for newbies! They can be intimidating if you don’t feel confident. We put together a few resources to help prepare you for that next inspection so you can shine!

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What Do You Need for a DOT Inspection: Level 1, 2, and 3? September 8 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Whether you are a seasoned driver or a newbie to the business, inspections can still throw you for a loop. Be prepared by checking out this list of what to expect from each stage of inspection. Remember, a Level 3 DOT inspection is the most basic and a Level 1 DOT inspection is the most involved. 

Whether you are a seasoned driver or a newbie to the business, inspections can still throw you for a loop. Be prepared by checking out this list of what to expect from each stage of inspection. Remember, a Level 3 DOT inspection is the most basic and a Level 1 DOT inspection is the most involved. 

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9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Trucker May 29 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
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Hours of Service Rules Are Changing! May 27 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

The FMCSA announced that on June 1st they will publish much anticipated changes to the Hours of Service rule in the Federal Register. This means that the new changes will go into effect on September 28th. So what is changing? We cover the changes below!

The FMCSA announced that on June 1st they will publish much anticipated changes to the Hours of Service rule in the Federal Register. This means that the new changes will go into effect on September 28th. So what is changing? We cover the changes below!

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11 Quick Tips to Avoid Cargo Theft on the Road May 12 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

Times are tough and many predict that cargo theft will be on the rise in the coming months. Cargo theft is expensive and it can also be dangerous. As a trucker, you are upholding your own, as well as your company's reputation out on the road by keeping your cargo safe and secure. We've come up with a few quick tips to help you avoid cargo theft on the road.

Times are tough and many predict that cargo theft will be on the rise in the coming months. Cargo theft is expensive and it can also be dangerous. As a trucker, you are upholding your own, as well as your company's reputation out on the road by keeping your cargo safe and secure. We've come up with a few quick tips to help you avoid cargo theft on the road.

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Editorial: How Will The Coronavirus Affect the Trucking Industry? March 21 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

The world in going through unprecedented change with coronavirus*, but unless you've been living off-grid in a commune, you know about the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, that originated in the Wuhan province of China and has been making its way to every country in the world.

In the U.S., cases are now confirmed in every state causing a nationwide panic. Businesses have employed disaster protocols, neighborhoods have been self-quarantined, and toilet paper is sold out nearly everywhere. People are even joking they won’t drink Corona beer because they are afraid of contracting the virus.

While contamination is the first concern to come to mind for many, the virus—and the fears it creates—has larger effects on the trucking industry. So what does this mean for us?

In short, we can expect a volatile year.

The world in going through unprecedented change with coronavirus*, but unless you've been living off-grid in a commune, you know about the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, that originated in the Wuhan province of China and has been making its way to every country in the world.

In the U.S., cases are now confirmed in every state causing a nationwide panic. Businesses have employed disaster protocols, neighborhoods have been self-quarantined, and toilet paper is sold out nearly everywhere. People are even joking they won’t drink Corona beer because they are afraid of contracting the virus.

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Trucker Devotion: Staying Calm in the Chaos March 20 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented times. The 24/7 news cycle is constantly churning, people around us are showing more and more concern. Your families worry about you being out on the road. Whenever someone coughs, everyone jumps.

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented times. The 24/7 news cycle is constantly churning, people around us are showing more and more concern. Your families worry about you being out on the road. Whenever someone coughs, everyone jumps.

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Avoid Coronavirus: 10 Tips for Trucker Health March 18 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

We know trucker health is important. While many companies are asking employees to work from home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, as truckers we simply don’t have that option! In addition, the nature of our job can mean more exposure to people from all areas of the country. Here are our top 10 tips to stay healthy and protect yourself from the coronavirus/COVID-19 (and other viruses) while on the road.

We know trucker health is important. While many companies are asking employees to work from home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, as truckers we simply don’t have that option! In addition, the nature of our job can mean more exposure to people from all areas of the country. Here are our top 10 tips to stay healthy and protect yourself from the coronavirus/COVID-19 (and other viruses) while on the road.

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