Owner-Operator Almanac 2010

Max Kvidera | January 01, 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.

 

JulyCSA 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?

BUSINESS REVIEW

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.

 

August

HEATER CHECK

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.

 

September6LABOR DAY

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.

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