Owner-Operator Almanac 2010
15 QUARTERLY ESTIMATED TAXES
Your second-quarter payment is due.
17-19 GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW
See the latest equipment at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and don’t miss Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty event. Call (888) 349-4287 or visit www.prideandpolish.com. For a full GWTS schedule, visit www.greatwesttruckshow.com.
18 Partners inBusiness Seminar
Attend the Overdrive/ATBS seminar at the Great West Truck Show to hear tips for running your business from Dollars & Sense columnist Kevin Rutherford. Visit www.piblive.com.
20 FATHER’S DAY
Make a surprise phone call or visit to special dads you know.
CSA 2010 RATING
The federal government’s new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program takes effect for carriers including independent owner-operators. Safety performance will be more closely monitored and rated. Every defect or violation counts. Independents: Do you know your rating?
Do a mid-year assessment of your business plan and goals. Make necessary adjustments.
4-5 INDEPENDENCE DAY
Because the holiday falls on a Sunday, many businesses will close Monday to observe the day.
8-9 TRUCKERS JAMBOREE
There’s plenty of fun, including fireworks and competitions, at Walcott’s annual Iowa 80 Truckstop event. Visit iowa80truckstop.com.
If you shut off heater valves in the spring, re-open them and run the heater to ensure it’s working.
3-7 NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio hosts this year’s competition.
26-28 GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW
Equipment, recruiters and much more, including Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish event, will be at the Dallas Convention Center. Call (888) 349-4287 or visit www.prideandpolish.com. For a full GATS schedule, visit www.gatsonline.com.
27 Partners in Business Seminar
Attend the Overdrive/ATBS seminar at the Great American Trucking Show to hear tips for running your business from Dollars & Sense columnist Kevin Rutherford. Visit www.piblive.com.
31 HEAVY HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE TAX
This tax, covering the year ending June 30, is due. The maximum fee for a Class 8 truck is $550. Go to www.irs.gov for Form 2290.
Another long, high-traffic weekend. If the economy is recovering, retail freight could begin to surge much more than it did last year in anticipation of the holiday season.