Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Study IDs drivers likely to crash

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23+00:00April 29th, 2011|Blog|

In a study released April 20, the American Transportation Research Institute revealed that truck drivers with certain driving records (i.e. prior crashes, violations and convictions) are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records. The analysis in the report draw on data from 582,772 U.S. truck [...]

Minimize your risk for becoming a Victim on the Job

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23+00:00April 19th, 2011|Blog|

1.    Be alert Security experts believe a heightened sense of awareness of your surroundings is your most effective weapon against an attack. Crimes against truckers are most likely to occur during transitions. Be aware of everything around you, including the reputation of the area where you are stopping. “Nothing beats being aware of your surroundings,” [...]

Are you in Compliance with the New Law AB 145?

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23+00:00April 11th, 2011|Blog|

As of January 1st, 2011, a new law in California (AB 145) will require a Truck Broker of Construction Services to obtain a $15,000 “Truck Broker Bond”. If you do not obtain this bond, you may be subject to a $5,000 fine.   A Truck Broker is defined as “an Individual or Company who arranges [...]

Truckers and Seat Belt Myths

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23+00:00April 7th, 2011|Blog|

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the US Department of transportation, only 54% of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers wear safety belts as compared to the 82% of passenger vehicle car drivers.  Considering that almost half of all commercial vehicle drivers who are killed in an accident were not wearing [...]

Owner Operator at Tax Time

By |2017-05-19T11:47:23+00:00April 1st, 2011|Blog|

Most people think about taxes in April, but as an owner-operator, you should be thinking about your taxes every month. Your tax obligations include federal and state income taxes. As an owner-operator, you’ll be required to pay estimated taxes each quarter, and you are responsible for setting aside funds.  “We see almost every day a [...]