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How to Become an Owner Operator Truck Driver - Joe's Story January 23 2018

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As the head of the One Armed Bandit Express, Joe will tell you that he had an interesting and somewhat unconventional journey to end up as an owner operator with K&J, but we couldn't be happier to have him here with us! In fact, you might have seen him featured in our AutoSock video, which you can find here. We took a few minutes to chat with Joe about his journey in trucking. If you are considering a career in trucking, take a few notes from Joe!

 

As the head of the One Armed Bandit Express, Joe will tell you that he had an interesting and somewhat unconventional journey to end up as an owner operator with K&J, but we couldn't be happier to have him here with us! In fact, you might have seen him featured in our AutoSock video, which you can find here. We took a few minutes to chat with Joe about his journey in trucking. If you are considering a career in trucking, take a few notes from Joe!

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2018 Per Diem Deductions Changed, Here Are the Details - Trucker Taxes January 13 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

It’s that time of year already, tax time.  Hard to believe! But with the first of the year comes another change thanks to Congress. The Miscellaneous Itemized Deduction category was eliminated for all company drivers. For all the details on how this change could affect you, we turned to trucker taxes expert, Tara Thompson from Judy's Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls, SD.

It’s that time of year already, tax time.  Hard to believe! But with the first of the year comes another change thanks to Congress. The Miscellaneous Itemized Deduction category was eliminated for all company drivers. For all the details on how this change could affect you, we turned to trucker taxes expert, Tara Thompson from Judy's Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls, SD.

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What if ELDs Aren't the Problem? December 18 2017

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It’s December 18th, the day many dreaded. But what if ELDs aren't the problem at all? 

It’s December 18th, the day many dreaded. But what if ELDs aren't the problem at all? 

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Need a Christmas Gift for the Trucker in your Life? December 12 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

It's the best time of the year! We take our hard earned money and spend it on gifts to make other people smile. It's a wonderful feeling . . . until you have no idea what gift to get someone! If you have a family member in the trucking industry, or if you want to treat yourself this Christmas, check out these different ideas to put under the tree!

It's the best time of the year! We take our hard earned money and spend it on gifts to make other people smile. It's a wonderful feeling . . . until you have no idea what gift to get someone! If you have a family member in the trucking industry, or if you want to treat yourself this Christmas, check out these different ideas to put under the tree!

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Where Does Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From? Thank Family Owned Trucking Companies November 22 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Whether you enjoy random trivia, or want to be prepared just in case you are demoted to the curious kids' table on Thanksgiving day, you should probably know where your Thanksgiving dinner comes from. Believe it or not the answer isn't just, "the grocery store!"

Whether you enjoy random trivia, or want to be prepared just in case you are demoted to the curious kids' table on Thanksgiving day, you should probably know where your Thanksgiving dinner comes from. Believe it or not the answer isn't just, "the grocery store!"

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5 Tips for Getting the Perfect Trucking Job November 14 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

A few weeks ago we posted a blog with the top ten reasons why you aren't getting those trucking jobs you apply for. Now that you know the red flags of what you shouldn't do, here's some reminders of things employers look for in drivers that will land you your dream job with the perfect trucking company! 

 

A few weeks ago we posted a blog with the top ten reasons why you aren't getting those trucking jobs you apply for. Now that you know the red flags of what you shouldn't do, here's some reminders of things employers look for in drivers that will land you your dream job with the perfect trucking company! 

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Wanna Connect with K&J Trucking? Here's How You Can November 2 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Here at K&J, we always want to connect better with our drivers, our employees, our customers, and our blog readers! To do so, we've created two brand spankin' new features that will allow for a better and more cohesive connection with K&J. 

Here at K&J, we always want to connect better with our drivers, our employees, our customers, and our blog readers! To do so, we've created two brand spankin' new features that will allow for a better and more cohesive connection with K&J. 

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Are the Hours of Service Regulations Actually Keeping You Safe? October 1 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

4 years after enforcement began on the latest hours of service regulations, do you feel like you are actually safer on the road? Do you feel less fatigued? Because this was the stated goal of the FMCSA when implementing the new rule. We take a look at the hours of service regulations, the historical impact, and how the killer combination of the ELD mandate with HOS regulations is changing the landscape of trucking. 

 

4 years after enforcement began on the latest hours of service regulations, do you feel like you are actually safer on the road? Do you feel less fatigued? Because this was the stated goal of the FMCSA when implementing the new rule. We take a look at the hours of service regulations, the historical impact, and how the killer combination of the ELD mandate with HOS regulations is changing the landscape of trucking. 

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K&J Trucking's Bob Hoffman Took on NTDC 2017 - See Results! August 25 2017

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Pictured above from left to right, K&J's Don Ihler, Jan Ihler (Don's wife), Sarah Hoffman (Bob's wife), and K&J's Bob Hoffman.

Taking on Nationals

When Bob Hoffman decided to go to the National Truck Driving Championship he knew it would be a hard competition. He also knew that there were some big names in trucking that were bringing the best of the best; truckers who had trained professionally all year for tasks like those at the NTDC. But he was prepared to show that a little Sioux Falls trucking company can give the big boys a run for their money. And he did just that. 

Pictured above from left to right, K&J's Don Ihler, Jan Ihler (Don's wife), Sarah Hoffman (Bob's wife), and K&J's Bob Hoffman.

Taking on Nationals

When Bob Hoffman decided to go to the National Truck Driving Championship he knew it would be a hard competition. He also knew that there were some big names in trucking that were bringing the best of the best; truckers who had trained professionally all year for tasks like those at the NTDC. But he was prepared to show that a little Sioux Falls trucking company can give the big boys a run for their money. And he did just that. 

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What Is It Like Being in The National Truck Driving Championships? August 11 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

K&J driver, Bob Hoffman has been at the National Truck Driving Championships 7 times since 2004, and this is his fourth time competing for K&J Trucking. Before you write that off, consider that there are only 8 competitors chosen from each state! And did we mention that he is 67 years old? While he is away at nationals we thought it would be fun to overview what it is like competing in the national championship! 

K&J driver, Bob Hoffman has been at the National Truck Driving Championships 7 times since 2004, and this is his fourth time competing for K&J Trucking. Before you write that off, consider that there are only 8 competitors chosen from each state! And did we mention that he is 67 years old? While he is away at nationals we thought it would be fun to overview what it is like competing in the national championship! 

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