LLN (11/28/18) – We’ll have some end-of-year tax-planning tips for small businesses. Also: Thanksgiving week sees a lull in freight and rates; diesel prices continue to drop; and a Senate hearing offers a preview of the debate of highway funding – meaning, how you will pay for highways.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting a Crash Preventability Demonstration Program and is looking for more participation from small motor carriers. Find out how you can participate here.
- OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The white 2003 Kenworth T600 has “Danways Express” written on both sides of the truck. It was last seen on Peachtree Street in Balch Springs, Texas. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery. Find more information on the Kenworth T600; or you can see more TRACER alerts; or call (202) 246-2698 if you have information.
It’s the end of the year, and for most folks, that means planning holiday parties and making New Year’s Resolutions. But it’s also a time for small businesses to be thinking about their taxes. Terry Scruton gets some end-of-the-year preparation advice from John Ewing of Trucker’s Helper.
- For more information, check out their website TruckersHelper.com.
Thanksgiving week sees a lull in freight and rates, but reefer gets some unexpected gains. Terry talks with Mark Montague of DAT. Also: Diesel continues to drop as the oil market remains oversupplied.
- Visit the DAT website, dat.com;
- Or you can call them at 1-800-547-5417;
- Be sure to check out their blog;
- Chat with them on Twitter;
- And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website;
- You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 1-866-487-8253.
- Here is this week’s diesel price report by Land Line Magazine, For the fifth week running, U.S. average diesel price drops;
- Find Daily Fuel Prices by ProMiles;
- To see how to compute your own fuel surcharge use OOIDA’s online Fuel Surcharge Calculator;
- To download OOIDA’s fuel surcharge app for Android Smartphones, click here.
A hearing in the U.S. Senate is offering a preview of where Congress may be headed in terms of building and maintaining highways, as well as how they plan to pay for it. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial (202) 224-3121;
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.