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October 1st Brought Changes to Per Diem: What You Need to Know October 17 2018

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The last thing any of us want to read up on is tax codes.

Complex jargon, statements and provisions that sound contradictory, and more math-related vocabulary than we'd like to see all year are just some of the unpleasant parts of studying tax code. 

But since recent changes to trucker per diem rates were made effective on October 1st  for the 2019 fiscal year we've done the heavy lifting for you, and we've outlined relevant updates below.

The last thing any of us want to read up on is tax codes.

Complex jargon, statements and provisions that sound contradictory, and more math-related vocabulary than we'd like to see all year are just some of the unpleasant parts of studying tax code. 

But since recent changes to trucker per diem rates were made effective on October 1st  for the 2019 fiscal year we've done the heavy lifting for you, and we've outlined relevant updates below.

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K&J Matching Funds for Driver's Granddaughter October 12 2018

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At K&J, our drivers aren't just employees, they're family. And we do all we can to support  them in good times and bad. 

On September 16, the granddaughter of one our drivers, Doug Medalen, fell from a two-story window, hitting the cement below.

 

At K&J, our drivers aren't just employees, they're family. And we do all we can to support  them in good times and bad. 

On September 16, the granddaughter of one our drivers, Doug Medalen, fell from a two-story window, hitting the cement below.

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Top 10 Trucking Movies Of All Time October 9 2018

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We all know that there isn't much that the trucking industry doesn't impact—and that includes the world of entertainment! A few weeks ago we posted a blogof two K&J employee's favorite trucking songs . We had so much fun introducing you to Cody and John that we decided to do it again... movie edition. 

 

We all know that there isn't much that the trucking industry doesn't impact—and that includes the world of entertainment! A few weeks ago we posted a blogof two K&J employee's favorite trucking songs . We had so much fun introducing you to Cody and John that we decided to do it again... movie edition. 

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Special Olympics Truck Convoy to Include K&J Drivers September 18 2018

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K & J is proud to be participating in the Special Olympics Truck Convoy for another year. This year's event is taking place on September 21st and 22nd and we have four drivers taking part! Curious about the Truck Convoy and how it supports the mission and vision of Special Olympics or how you can get involved? Keep reading!

K & J is proud to be participating in the Special Olympics Truck Convoy for another year. This year's event is taking place on September 21st and 22nd and we have four drivers taking part! Curious about the Truck Convoy and how it supports the mission and vision of Special Olympics or how you can get involved? Keep reading!

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K&J's Dan Cameron Wins SDTA Truck Driver of the Year September 18 2018

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We are excited to announce that K&J's Dan Cameron has been awarded the South Dakota Trucking Association's prestigious Truck Driver of the Year award for 2018. Two other K&J drivers, Josh Becker and John Snowe (pictured below), were also honored to be finalists for the award.

We are excited to announce that K&J's Dan Cameron has been awarded the South Dakota Trucking Association's prestigious Truck Driver of the Year award for 2018. Two other K&J drivers, Josh Becker and John Snowe (pictured below), were also honored to be finalists for the award.

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[Video] Celebrating K&J Drivers for Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 13 2018

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This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and while we think that should be every single week of the year, we are still celebrating here at K&J Trucking! We always do our best to celebrate our drivers and staff, but we wanted to go a little further and make a video to celebrate the amazing drivers we are blessed to know and call family. 

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and while we think that should be every single week of the year, we are still celebrating here at K&J Trucking! We always do our best to celebrate our drivers and staff, but we wanted to go a little further and make a video to celebrate the amazing drivers we are blessed to know and call family. 

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K&J Drivers Receive 2018 Great West Safety Award! September 7 2018

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K&J drivers were honored for their commitment to safety this weekend at the South Dakota Trucking Association annual meeting. K&J was presented the Great West Safety Award awarded in cooperation with the American Trucking Association and presented by the Great West Casualty Company and the South Dakota Trucking Association.

 

K&J drivers were honored for their commitment to safety this weekend at the South Dakota Trucking Association annual meeting. K&J was presented the Great West Safety Award awarded in cooperation with the American Trucking Association and presented by the Great West Casualty Company and the South Dakota Trucking Association.

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Inside Look: Brand New 2019 K&J Truck September 6 2018

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One of the things we pride ourselves on at K&J is providing the best equipment out there to our drivers. We had one of our mechanics, Ryan Charette take us on a video tour of the new 2019 rigs in our fleet to show you what you can expect if you come to work for K&J Trucking. 

One of the things we pride ourselves on at K&J is providing the best equipment out there to our drivers. We had one of our mechanics, Ryan Charette take us on a video tour of the new 2019 rigs in our fleet to show you what you can expect if you come to work for K&J Trucking. 

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Top 10 Trucking Songs of All Time September 4 2018

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Trucking has certainly inspired its fair share of music over the years. There is something poetic about the beauty of the countryside and the sacrifices of so many dedicated drivers that has made for some of the greatest music of all time.We decided to ask two members of the K&J family to share their all time favorite trucking songs; one is old-school and the other is a youngin'. From haunting lyrics to driving beats, let's see what they came up with!

Trucking has certainly inspired its fair share of music over the years. There is something poetic about the beauty of the countryside and the sacrifices of so many dedicated drivers that has made for some of the greatest music of all time.We decided to ask two members of the K&J family to share their all time favorite trucking songs; one is old-school and the other is a youngin'. From haunting lyrics to driving beats, let's see what they came up with!

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Change is Coming... The New CDL Application Process and What it Means August 31 2018

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From inspections and road check to big changes like hours of service and the switch over to ELDs, the Department of Transportation has all sorts of rules and regulations that affect our industry. Now that we all have our ELDs or AOBRDs, the next big change the DOT is making is to the application process necessary to get your CDL. This process will be tricky and take time to get used to, so we think it is best to be prepared! Keep reading to find out more about what you can expect in the years to come. 

From inspections and road check to big changes like hours of service and the switch over to ELDs, the Department of Transportation has all sorts of rules and regulations that affect our industry. Now that we all have our ELDs or AOBRDs, the next big change the DOT is making is to the application process necessary to get your CDL. This process will be tricky and take time to get used to, so we think it is best to be prepared! Keep reading to find out more about what you can expect in the years to come. 

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