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Florida Turnpike moving to cashless tolling

Tollbooths are expected to be removed by February 2011.

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Analyst forecasts trucking recovery in 2010

The trucking industry will begin to recover in the second half of 2010 and accelerate strongly into 2011.

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Heavy highway vehicle use tax

This tax, covering the year ending June 30, is due. The maximum fee for a Class 8 truck is $550. Go to http://www.irs.gov/ for Form 2290.

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Truckers Jamboree

This annual event is held at what’s billed as the World’s Largest Truck Stop at Iowa 80 Truckstop. http://iowa80truckstop.com.

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Quarterly estimated taxes

They're due for the third quarter.

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Quarterly estimated taxes

Second payment is due.

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Income taxes

Procrastinate no more, your federal return for 2009 is due, along with your quarterly estimated tax payment for Q1 of this year under Form 1040-ES.

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Quarterly estimated taxes

You don’t have to make this payment if you file your 2009 tax return by February 1. Self-employment taxes also are due.

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World’s largest truck convoy

This one-day celebration through several states helps raise funds for the Special Olympics. Call (202) 824-0268 or visit http://www.specialolympics.org/.

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Are you a ‘small-time pirate’ in the trucking landscape?

According to the left-leaning mag ema href="http://inthesetimes.com/"In These Times/a/em, the potential for hours-of-service changes by the Obama administration's FMCSA don't matter to small-business truck owner-operators because they "compete like pirates, cutting their rates while hoping to snare some business. The lower their rates go, the longer they drive and more likely they are to turn their driving logs into dream books."br /br /The full story is a href="http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5188/driving_their_lives_away/"here/a, and among the other fouls this piece ...

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