1. Planning Ahead: Tips for making next tax season painless

    Planning Ahead What changes will you make to your accounting or bookkeeping process for this year? Here are a few ideas for making next tax season painless. Consider an accounting and/or bookkeeping product.  There are many options to choose from.  Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, NetSuite, and Wave (which is a free option) are just a few.  Keep in mind the goals for your business when choosing an accou…Read More

  2. Weight Distance Tax

    WEIGHT DISTANCE TAX IFTA is not the only tax you are required to pay when you cross into other jurisdictions. In addition to IFTA, there is the HVUT 2290 Tax (we will go over this in another blog post) and the four states that require a weight distance tax as well (Oregon, New Mexico, Kentucky and New York).  Weight distance tax is typically dependent on your truck’s weight and how many miles y…Read More

  3. Staying Relevant in your Business: Is it Time to Evolve?

    Staying Relevant in your Business: Is it Time to Evolve?   The 2019 COVID pandemic rattled people and businesses to the core around the globe. A confrontation with the deadly illness could have tragic results and it did not depend on a person’s age, race, societal status or wealth. The world of consumers were frozen in fear and put businesses in a financial stand-still. In addition, because…Read More

  4. Driving a car after weeks on the road!

    Every trucker experiences the massive difference between driving an 18-wheeler and driving anything else. After weeks on the road operating an 18-wheeler, driving anything else feels like a matchbox car. Thank you Tri-state for making us laugh today! https://tristatesecured.com/truck-drivers/the-10-best-trucker-memes-and-why-truck-drivers-love-them/…Read More

  5. The Importance of W-9’s

    The Importance of W-9’s   Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification is required to inform the IRS that a taxpayer is not subject to backup withholding and is responsible for paying his or her own taxes. A W-9 is required from a vendor or contract employee. The W-9 will have their correct EIN or SSN for the required 1099 Form to be sent at the end of the year. Th…Read More

  6. Fuel Efficiency: Part 1

    Fuel Efficiency: Part 1  Steps that may improve your truck to be more Fuel Efficient  Use special apps to find truck stops or mom & pop fuel stations, these apps will help you along your route to find lowest fuel ** maintenance & repair (if needed) prices without going miles out of route for a few cents most will also include certified scales - restaurants - Grocery stores - parking etc…Read More

  7. Maximize Your Time When Managing a Heavy Workload

    Maximize Your Time When Managing a Heavy Workload Running a business can be a heavy burden at times and create even heavier workload. Whether you are manufacturing a product or providing a service to clients, the end goal is ultimate customer satisfaction. The effort to reach that goal however is much more than just the product or service itself. While the product or service is very valuable, ther…Read More

  8. FR8 Solutions- Helping The Community

    FR8 Solutions LLC Working to Help  Habitat For Humanity in The Community FR8 Solutions loves the local and surrounding communities. We are committed to help wherever we are needed - whether it is professionally or personally.  Today, Habitat needed us to provide lunch to all the wonderful volunteers who are working hard on an active build for a well-deserving family. An enormous amount of hard w…Read More

  9. Thinking of starting a business?

    Thinking of Starting a Business?  You may have been thinking of being your own boss, but just do not know the steps it requires. Here are a few important steps you should follow. Market Research  Is there a need for the type of business you want to start? Who is the competition in your area? Is there a demand for your services or products? What do you expect a reasonable fee or price will be? Th…Read More

  10. Staying Healthy on the Road

    Staying Healthy on the Road                 69% of truck drivers are obese 14% have Type 2 Diabetes 22% take medications for High Cholesterol The CDC reports that only 25% of drivers exercise per month. With millions of drivers across the nation, these are scary numbers. Transportation industry workers have the highest risk of chronic health problems out of any occupational group in…Read More