Trucking Aftermarket Poised for Growth Through 2022
By Denise Rondini | January 29, 2018
In 2017 the U.S. aftermarket for Class 6 to 8 trucks and trailers grew to $30.4 billion and it could be poised for growth through 2022, according to MacKay & Company, speaking at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
How to Get Commercial Truck Financing (Even if You Have Bad Credit)
If you’re trying to get the information you need about commercial truck financing you may be having some difficulty.
The big problem in the truck financing industry – some people that run financing companies learned early on in their career that if you come right out and say to people what the financing will really cost…
They will hang up on you.
Understanding The Section 179 Deduction
Section 179 at a Glance for 2017
Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.
Trucking rap sheet: Drivers must retest after Florida CDL testing scheme
By Matt Cole | CRIME | November 29, 2017
Action in three trucking-related crimes has recently been reported by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, including a scam to obtain and sell USDOT numbers, illegal hazmat transport and a CDL scheme.
Tesla unveils all-electric, semi-autonomous big rig with re-imagined truck design
Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice
The carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year has been indefinitely delayed, according to a notice posted to the Unified Carrier Registration board’s website Friday.
By Jaimes Jaillet | DOT | October 30, 2017
The governing UCR Board of Directors has recommended that all states delay the enforcement period of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes a final rule setting the 2018 registration period and an updated registration fee structure. Read more
Check Out This Beast of a Pumper Truck
We get behind the wheel of one of Pumper magazine’s Classy Trucks by having a Classy Conversation with Timothy Wheeler of Tim Wheeler’s Septic & Excavating in Minford, Ohio
By Sarah Umhoefer | Online Exclusives | September 26, 2017
At 36 feet long, 11 1/2 feet tall and 30,000 pounds with an empty 5,000-gallon steel tank, Tim Wheeler’s Septic & Excavating of Minford, Ohio features one formidable septic truck. Read more
End of the road.
Will automation put an end to the American trucker?
The Guardian | October 10, 2017 07.00 EDT
The Budweiser cans driven by self-driving truck.
Google, Uber, Tesla and the major truck manufacturers are looking to a future in which regular truckers will be replaced – or at the very least downgraded to co-pilots – by automated vehicles that will save billions but will cost millions of jobs. Read more
Teamsters organize truckers to move supplies in Puerto Rico
Major U.S. labor unions are organizing truck drivers to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico as the island continues to grapple with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria last week.
by Jackie Wattles | CNN Money | September 30, 2017: 3:51 PM ET
The Teamsters union and the AFL-CIO, a federation of more than 50 unions, are working together to recruit truckers to travel to Puerto Rico and help distribute a stockpile of relief supplies. Read more