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OOIDA’s ELD Appeal Rejected by Court – OOIDA’s Challenge Options

Electronic Logging Devices or ELD’s are an electronic solution, which assists the professional truck drivers and other commercial motors to track their Hours of Service (HOS) compliance easily and more conveniently. These electronic logging devices are the perfect replacement and upgrade to current automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRD) which track the driver’s record of Duty Status (RODS). The United States enacted the bill “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” in the year 2012, which is referred as MAP-21....

Common Mistakes Should Avoid by Rookie drivers

Getting lost without GPS, running out of fuel and missing signs. All those points one thing in common. Guess what? These are the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make. The mistakes may seem to be silly but it may cost much of your time and money. And at times it may be risky. Listing some of the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make and some tips on how to avoid them. Rookie Drivers Must Avoid...

Are You Ready for CVSA International Roadcheck 2017

Yeah, it is time for 30th annual International Roadcheck Inspection 2017 and kick start from June 6-8 across the U.S and Canada. Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified commercial vehicle inspectors conduct inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers over a 72 hour period. Every year a particular category of violations is given additional focus, and this year the attention is towards the cargo securement. When checking for compliance, safe cargo securement regulations will be a part of...

Pre-file HVUT Form 2290 for 2017-2018 Tax Year with ETAX2290

Time runs fast and we just need to cope up with it. Relaxing after the current tax year 2016-17? Why not think about 2017 – 2018 tax year? Are you thinking it is too early? No, not at all. In order to stay ahead, it is wise to pre-plan our activities. So why not prepare ourselves for 2017 – 2018 tax years, as IRS offers you with a pre-filing option for HVUT form 2290? Pre-File HVUT Form...

Truck Maintenance: What You Need to Do for Truck on Regular Basis

You are no more a trucker without a truck. If you are a truck driver who uses a company truck, lease a truck or own a truck, your vital tool for survival is a truck. Hence it becomes important to maintain your truck and keep it in better shape. Only a well-preserved truck can have its long run and give you a better outcome. So check out what a truck needs for its regular maintenance.    Things to...

6 Important Common HVUT Form 2290 E-Filing Mistakes

Even though we are an expert in your field, when it comes to filing Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 we tend to make mistakes.  So let us check out those repeated and common Form 2290 E-filing mistakes, in order to avoid them in this tax season.  Common Mistakes to Avoid in HVUT E-Filing Incorrect EIN or VIN: While filing Form 2290, Employee Identification Number (EIN) and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) are vital. Make sure that you...

Why are you Waiting to Pre-File Your HVUT 2290 Form?

When taxes are introduced, the paper filing was implied to report them initially. But paper filing required a lot of time and effort to complete the procedure. Later the traditional paper filing is replaced bye-filing of Form 2290. And now to move ahead, pre-filing Form 2290, otherwise referred as Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has been introduced in order to reduce the burden of taxpayers.  This pre-filling of Heavy Vehicle use tax is high benefits the truckers who were...

How Etax2290 Will Handle all Your E-filing 2290 Needs

IRS 2290 Form or Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) must be filed by the heavy vehicle owners whose vehicle’s gross weight is 55,000 or more and uses the highway for transportation. By E-filing 2290 form, the truckers receive Stamped Schedule 1 which serves as a proof of compliance with HVUT and proof of payment. This also aids the truckers to renew their tags, renew the vehicle’s registration for IFTRA or USR.  At the time of audits, Schedule 1 serves as a proof of...

Best and Worst States for Having Trucking Company in 2016

The trucking industry is fast developing in the United States of America. There are more and more people getting into the truck driving profession mainly because of the acute shortage of truck drivers in the industry. There is an increase in the demand for finished goods throughout the country and this is the reason why there is the need of truck drivers throughout the nation. Around 500,000 for-hire trucks are operating on the road at present and...

Reasons Behind the Shortage of Truck Drivers in the Trucking Industry

The falling pay and the high costs of driving are the main reason behind the shortage of truck drivers in the driving industry. According to experts, this situation is likely to get worse in the near future. In the month of June in 2013, the new rules pertaining to driving hours were implemented. The main objective behind implementing the rules was limiting the use of 34-hour restart. Truck drivers and even the other motor vehicle drivers have...