Lucas Oil

Company drivers denied per diem

April 19, 2019

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LLN (4/19/19) – This year, company drivers will be denied the per diem tax deduction. Also, from a TV reporter who got it right on truck accidents to the continuing gridlock in Congress, we’ll have some Roses and Razzberries. Looking ahead, this June, enforcement officers fan across America’s highways for the annual Road Check safety blitz. And Jon Osburn says hours of service and truck parking are still heavy on people’s minds.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 – Roses and Razzberries

24:43-39:38 – Road Check; hours of service, truck parking

39:38-49:25 – Company drivers blocked from per diem

Segment 1

Newscast

  • If a carrier, shipper, receiver or broker coerces you to violate the regulations, document the coercive act, then either call 888-DOT-SAFT or file a complaint online to the National Consumer Complaint Database.

Segment 2

From a TV reporter who got it right on truck accidents to the continuing gridlock in Congress, Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna will tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.

  • If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here, or visit us on Facebook.

Segment 3

This June, enforcement officers fan across America’s highways for the annual Road Check safety blitz. Mark Reddig talks with Jim Jefferson of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

Jon Osburn says hours of service and truck parking are still heavy on people’s minds – but they are happier. Mark chats with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Segment 4

This year, company drivers will, for the first time, be blocked from using the per diem tax deduction, costing some thousands. Mark Reddig gets an update from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

If you are a company driver whose tax owed has been affected by the loss of the per diem deduction, please contact OOIDA and tell them what happened:

 

 

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