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Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

| January 29, 2015

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

Jan. 15: Neglecting this IRS deadline will cost you

| January 12, 2015

When it comes to income tax, the end of each year gets independent contractors thinking about last-minute strategies to reduce income. After that, April 15 looms as the big deadline. So it’s easy to ignore Jan. ...

Why diesel’s sluggish price drop should accelerate  

| January 06, 2015

Now that gasoline has plunged below $2 a gallon in some markets and diesel remains above $3, you might wonder why diesel prices haven’t fallen as fast.

Trucking wins in restart fight, loses on insurance increase

| December 26, 2014

Truck operators no doubt scored a victory this month when Congress voted to suspend the 2013-implemented changes to rules dictating the use of a 34-hour restart. But they lost elsewhere.

Smart year-end tax moves

| December 18, 2014

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

| December 16, 2014

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

Data shows good earnings, especially for flatbed, independents

| December 11, 2014

Average third quarter net income for ATBS clients was $14,464, a 9.4 percent increase from the same quarter in 2013.

VIDEO: Driver’s ‘turn to give’ in Wreaths Across America

| December 03, 2014

Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.

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Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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