International Fuel Tax Agreement

Fuel-tax dustup in MI (Can you spell I – F – T – A?)

Is it time to say goodbye to Michigan's retail diesel tax? If that means the governor getting his way, you might want to pray it stays.

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The hurdles of cash, fees and paperwork

Financial and technical prep -- the work is tedious, so consider using companies that will complete the process for you.

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Marketplace Spring Roundup

An aerodynamic truck, a natural gas engine, trailer suspensions and a powertrain package are among the products featured.

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LogBook

Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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South Dakota to start IFTA license fees

The state will charge a license fee and a renewal fee for carriers licensing under the International Fuel Tax Agreement. The fees will begin July 1.

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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IFTA amends interest rate

International Fuel Tax Association altered the penalty rate on underpaid taxes to fluctuate with economic changes.

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Buy Right

Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.

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PIB TIP: YOUR IFTA ACCOUNT. You must get your own International Fuel Tax Agreement account to do your own fuel tax reporting, whether you do it yourself or through a third party. You do not have to have your own operating authority to get an IFTA account, but independent owner-operators must have such an account in their base plate state and be responsible for quarterly reporting. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive ...

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To toll or not to toll: In PA I-80 controversy’s wake, debate over road privatization re-emerges

When a Devon, Penn., lawyer representing big commercial construction contractors insists that "Nobody's against this," referring to tolling major interstates as a method of funding their upkeep and expansion, I suspect he's not talked to anyone among the nation's long-haul owner-operators and drivers. Opposition to tolling, in my experience, is near universal among the former, particularly, and it's no surprise: the diesel taxes the states and the federal government levy are an ever-present reality in the business of hauling, ...

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