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Mandatory Speed Limiters Legislation Back on the Table July 16 2021

Post by: K&J Trucking

Speed limiters have been under consideration for more than a decade, with the interests of large trucking companies and safety advocates clashing against those of owner operators and small fleets. And on May 25, House Lawmakers introduced new legislation that reignites an old debate.

Speed limiters have been under consideration for more than a decade, with the interests of large trucking companies and safety advocates clashing against those of owner operators and small fleets. And on May 25, House Lawmakers introduced new legislation that reignites an old debate.

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Worst Trucking Bottlenecks of 2020 May 7 2021

Post by: K&J Trucking

When you need to get somewhere, getting stuck in traffic is the worst. As you know, it’s more than just an annoyance for truck drivers, it lowers your ability to make money and deliver on time. Having to navigate frustrated motorists while carrying time sensitive loads and worrying about hours of service requirements can be a tough balancing act. Planning alternate routes and even adjusting the time of the day spent driving has become essential to an on-time delivery in some areas. But how do new drivers learn the places to avoid?

When you need to get somewhere, getting stuck in traffic is the worst. As you know, it’s more than just an annoyance for truck drivers, it lowers your ability to make money and deliver on time. Having to navigate frustrated motorists while carrying time sensitive loads and worrying about hours of service requirements can be a tough balancing act. Planning alternate routes and even adjusting the time of the day spent driving has become essential to an on-time delivery in some areas. But how do new drivers learn the places to avoid?

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Operation Safe Driver Week Happening July 11-17, 2021 April 28 2021

Post by: K&J Trucking

Mark your calendars and set your cruise control to the speed limit: the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be happening July 11-17 this year, with a focus on speeding.

Mark your calendars and set your cruise control to the speed limit: the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be happening July 11-17 this year, with a focus on speeding.

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Are You Ready? RoadCheck 2021 Is May 4 - 7 April 23 2021

Post by: Carrie Anderson

If you've been having trouble with your lights or your logbook, now is the time to fix it! The CVSA or Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has selected May 4-6, 2021 as the dates for the International Roadcheck. 

If you've been having trouble with your lights or your logbook, now is the time to fix it! The CVSA or Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has selected May 4-6, 2021 as the dates for the International Roadcheck. 

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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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