Blogs

Manage MCS-150 data for CSA scoring

It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.

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This tax break survived – and can benefit you

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

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Driving away from 2012

Wendy Parker's pictorial lookback in video over memorable moments from 2012 -- to ring in 2013. Happy new year!

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 3

September-December 2012 on the Channel 19 blog -- one operator reaches a milestone, amid ongoing industry conversation, weird-weird trucking news and .... Happy new year, drivers!

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When are you going to start a family?

What to say when someone asks you personal questions about your parenthood plans.

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Lying to the kids

"Lying to the kids is perfectly alright when it involves fairy tales.... It's not OK to lie to kids about things they need to know."

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 2

Counting down the memories -- May-August 2012 on the Channel 19 blog, when things heated up in more ways than three.

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11 days in a truck is a long time

The things we're willing to tell dispatch to get home.

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Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 1

Counting down the memories, of a fashion -- if Channel 19 was all you read from January-April 2012, you couldn't be criticized for thinking trucking was a wonderfully strange place to be.

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