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Mandatory Speed Limiters Legislation Back on the Table July 16 2021

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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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Avoid Coronavirus: 10 Tips for Trucker Health March 18 2020

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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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Trucking for Newbies: What Are Lumpers? January 8 2020

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Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

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