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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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Four Owner Operator Tips for Preparing for an Audit March 29 2019

Post by: K&J Trucking

There is a saying out there that we've heard, "You will get sued." It is a bit dark and depressing, but in a litigious industry like trucking, it can be more accurate than we would like to admit. The point behind the saying, of course, is that it is better to prepare for the worst in case the worse should happen.

For owner operators or owners of trucking fleets, we would like to add to that saying.

"And you might get audited." 

An audit can be terrifying if you haven't maintained healthy bookkeeping habits. And unfortunately, if you're holding an audit notice from the IRS it is a little late to start good habits. There are, however, plenty of things you can do to proactively prepare for the possibility of an audit in case you are selected by the IRS. 

There is a saying out there that we've heard, "You will get sued." It is a bit dark and depressing, but in a litigious industry like trucking, it can be more accurate than we would like to admit. The point behind the saying, of course, is that it is better to prepare for the worst in case the worse should happen.

For owner operators or owners of trucking fleets, we would like to add to that saying.

"And you might get audited." 

An audit can be terrifying if you haven't maintained healthy bookkeeping habits. And unfortunately, if you're holding an audit notice from the IRS it is a little

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Gavin & Emmett's First Ride - with Mike Fischer February 25 2019

Post by: K&J Trucking

This month we had a special visit from some boys we hope are the next generation of truck drivers! Gavin, age 10, and his brother Emmett, age 8, came to K & J to visit their Aunt Cynthia who is a dispatcher. While they were here, one of our amazing drivers, Mike Fischer, offered to take their family out for a quick ride! We grabbed a camera and followed their journey! Check it out below!

This month we had a special visit from some boys we hope are the next generation of truck drivers! Gavin, age 10, and his brother Emmett, age 8, came to K & J to visit their Aunt Cynthia who is a dispatcher. While they were here, one of our amazing drivers, Mike Fischer, offered to take their family out for a quick ride! We grabbed a camera and followed their journey! Check it out below!

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Benefits of Starting Your Own Trucking Business When You're Young June 26 2018

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Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

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When Should I Form an LLC for my Trucking Business?  March 28 2018

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Have you been in the trucking industry for awhile and are ready to go about starting your own business? Do you already have your own trucking business and want to know how or when you should form an LLC to protect yourself and your family? Have you already formed your own LLC, but you want to make sure you made the right choice?

Owning your own trucking business is rewarding but tough, and it comes with a lot of questions. So we went to Mark Slade at the South Dakota Small Business Development Center to ask for his advice! Keep reading to hear all about what he recommends.

Have you been in the trucking industry for awhile and are ready to go about starting your own business? Do you already have your own trucking business and want to know how or when you should form an LLC to protect yourself and your family? Have you already formed your own LLC, but you want to make sure you made the right choice?

Owning your own trucking business is rewarding but tough, and it comes with a lot of questions. So we went to Mark Slade at the South Dakota Small Business Development Center to ask for his advice! Keep reading to hear all about what he recommends.

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How to Become an Owner Operator Truck Driver - Justin's Story January 31 2018

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We have always prided ourselves on being a family owned trucking company. K&J owner operator Justin Hamann likes being a name instead of a number. “Everybody is family-oriented here. You can talk to anybody and they talk to you like a family member instead of just an employee," Justin said. But Justin isn't the only member of his family at K&J—continue reading to learn about how his family is part of our family, and how that helped him on his path to becoming an owner operator truck driver

We have always prided ourselves on being a family owned trucking company. K&J owner operator Justin Hamann likes being a name instead of a number. “Everybody is family-oriented here. You can talk to anybody and they talk to you like a family member instead of just an employee," Justin said. But Justin isn't the only member of his family at K&J—continue reading to learn about how his family is part of our family, and how that helped him on his path to becoming an owner operator truck driver

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Top Ten Reasons You Aren't Getting Those Trucking Jobs October 9 2017

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Have you had trouble getting a trucking job and want to know why? We have plenty of experience with the interviewing process, so we put together a cheat sheet for you on the top ten reasons why you might be getting turned down! 

 

Have you had trouble getting a trucking job and want to know why? We have plenty of experience with the interviewing process, so we put together a cheat sheet for you on the top ten reasons why you might be getting turned down! 

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Company Driver or an Owner Operator August 31 2017

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If you're considering a career in trucking you may not know the differences between a company driver and an owner operator. There are lots of reasons people choose one path over the other and both have their place in the world of trucking. Here is a quick comparison to help you see which path might be right for you. 

 

If you're considering a career in trucking you may not know the differences between a company driver and an owner operator. There are lots of reasons people choose one path over the other and both have their place in the world of trucking. Here is a quick comparison to help you see which path might be right for you. 

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We Have Sioux Falls Trucking Jobs and We Want You! June 13 2017

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Looking to start (or continue!) your career in a rewarding and important industry? Truckers are a vital component of keeping America running. K&J Trucking is looking for people just like you: full and part-time truckers to join their team. If you want to be a part of the K&J Trucking family, we want to hear from you!
Looking to start (or continue!) your career in a rewarding and important industry? Truckers are a vital component of keeping America running. K&J Trucking is looking for people just like you: full and part-time truckers to join their team. If you want to be a part of the K&J Trucking family, we want to hear from you!
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