Business

Smart year-end tax moves

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

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Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

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President signs restart rollback bill: Here’s what the law requires of FMCSA

President Obama Dec. 16 signed into law the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of certain hours of service provisions and requires an FMCSA study of the rules. Here's a look at how the bill directs FMCSA to conduct the study.

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

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.

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Judge denies trucker’s claim in Tracy Morgan lawsuit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged — to postpone action on the suit.

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Tennessee eyes weight-distance tax to shore up state road funding

The proposal was made as a measure to boost state revenues for road funding by Paul Bailey, a freshman member of the state Senate and a Republican from Sparta, Tenn.

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CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

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Hours of service changes: FMCSA says changes take effect as soon as Obama signs

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement begins as soon as the president signs the bill.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

ATA: Driver pay generally exceeds U.S. average, carriers diversifying pay methods

How does driver pay stack up to pay in other industries? According to ATA, drivers fare well, especially those at private fleets.

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Diesel price sinks nearly 12 cents in biggest drop since Great Recession

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 11.6 cents in the week ended Dec. 15 to $3.419 a gallon, according to the DOE.

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