Overdrive Extra

As tax time looms, owner-operators shouldn’t overlook these deductions

Here are five of the most common deductions for owner-operators, says trucker tax expert Dennis Bridges, an Atlanta-area CPA who works with about 1,000 owner-operators. Savings for these add up to $3,000 for those in the 15 percent tax bracket -- and more for those in the 25 percent bracket.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Chill with Overdrive’s Video 6-pack this weekend

It can be tough to keep up with all the trucking-related videos floating around online. Our editors see a lot of what goes out and have hand-picked six to circulate this Saturday.

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2017: Regulations, the economy and your career path

Is your career path leading you to become a "critical-thinking, problem-solving" business owner?

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Still time to lower your taxable earnings

Considering accelerating any upcoming business purchases into 2016 to reap the tax advantage for this tax year instead of 2017.

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‘Movin’ On’ moves on to video streams

Remastered episodes of “Movin’ On” have been released for streaming. The '70s TV series featured team drivers roaming the country, stumbling into other people’s problems and helping solve them.

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Deciphering Trump and the trade winds

Many U.S. truckers have feared the impending hordes of reckless Mexican drivers and the loss of U.S. driving jobs. So far, such concern appears overblown and misplaced. You could say the same for Trump’s rhetoric about isolating us from trading partners who have helped fuel America’s economic engines, including the trucking industry.

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Trucker’s popular video blog includes four-legged co-star

Trucker Joshua Giesbrecht produces daily videos and posts them to YouTube. They're mostly humorous monologs with himself and Diesel, his ride-along dog. Giesbrecht often mixes in real-time and fast-paced time-lapse highway shots backed by rock music.

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Rearview: 17 years of FMCSA oversight

Long before FMCSA’s creation in 2001, Overdrive had been a watchdog of trucking regulation. In the 17 years of FMCSA’s existence, Overdrive has covered the agency’s tracks, from major regulations governing hours to warnings about e-cigarettes.

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Video blog: What’s at the end of the rainbow?

A recent Jade and John Show trucking video blog on youtube starts with a rainbow that points, with amazing precision, to a well-known New Mexico destination.

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