Thursday, 6 August 2015

August Trucking News

Big stuff is happening in August and you need to know about it! This month is a mixed bag of regulation updates/reforms, truck shows, and IRS deadlines. The TruckLogics crew doesn't want you miss out on ways to make a change, so let's start with the good stuff...

#fixFMCSA

The FMCSA has caused a great deal of headache for the transportation industry including, drivers, carriers, and law enforcement. Senator Deb Fischer, R-Neb., realized something needed to be done and introduced a bill to the Senate to start reforming the FMCSA. It is greatly needed and the reforms presented in the bill will update and totally take care of the lack of follow through the FMCSA has been known for. OOIDA has initiated the #FixFMCSA campaign on FightingForTruckers.com where you can communicate support for the reforming of the FMCSA.

IRS Form 2290 Deadline

The IRS Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is due by the end of August. If you haven't filed yet, our partner, ExpressTruckTax.com, is the perfect solution to e-file your 2290. You will need an EIN to e-file and if you haven't received one yet, you need to get one ASAP. It takes a few a days for a brand new EIN to register in the IRS e-file system, so this is not something you want to put off until the last minute.

You do have the option to e-file your 2290 from any location with the ExpressTruckTax App that is available for all Android and Apple devices.

If you have any questions about how to e-file your 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.com, contact their amazing support team via phone: 704-234-6005 or email: support@expresstrucktax.com.


Great American Trucking Show

Ok, now it's time for some fun news. GATS is almost here and the TruckLogics crew is very excited to see who will win the 2015 National Championship for Overdrive's Pride & Polish 25th Anniversary. The trucks are always spectacular and the attention to detail is amazing. There is more going on than just the truck shows, GATS has tons of events for you to enjoy. They are providing free truck parking on fair grounds, so be sure to stop on by and check it out. For more information, head over to www.truckshow.com .

Coming in September

There are a few great truck shows coming up in September, but there is also Brake Check 2015. Right now is the perfect time to make sure your truck is ready for an inspection. Those fines aren't cheap and the time it keeps you off the road could cost even more. Brake Check will be going down during Brake Safety Week from Sept 6-12. Mark your calendars and set a reminder in your TruckLogics account so you aren't caught off guard.

Reforms, regulations, and deadlines seem to always be the big news stories in the trucking industry. There is a lot on going on, so it is important to know what's happening. Be sure to show your support for the #FixFMCSA initiative and don't miss the 2290 Deadline.

If reforming how you manage your business is also on your mind, check out TruckLogics with our free 15 day trial. You can schedule a personal demo with the TruckLogics crew and we would love to answer any questions you may have. Contact us via phone: 704-234-6946 or email: support@trucklogics.com.


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