In the United States, trucking is a $700 billion industry.
Surrounding this billion dollar industry is a billion dollar question: Where would we be without truckers?
Well, as consumers, we’d be without most of the things we rely on every day. America, as a whole, would struggle immensely.
Without Trucks, America Loses
It’s no secret that our country is hugely dependent on truckers. The numbers prove this fact – truckers move 71% of America’s freight, and the trucking industry accounts for 6% of full-time jobs.
In 2017 alone, trucks transported 10.8 billion tons of freight across the country.
If long-haul truckers stopped driving, grocery stores would run out of food in just 3 days.
In addition, the average professional long-haul trucker logs more than 100,000 miles each year.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2019
Driver Appreciation Week is officially in full swing!
This year, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes place September 8-14, 2019.
Throughout the rest of the week, there will continue to be deals for truckers across the country.
This week is no different.
We’ll be here every week, whether it’s Driver Appreciation Week or not, to help you.
Growing Your Trucking Business
Success in American trucking is tricky.
There are plenty of deadlines and regulations to remember. At ExpressTruckTax, we work daily to take the paperwork out of trucking.
The biggest trucking tip we can give you is to stay organized and up-to-date with your information and taxes.
Our sister product, TruckLogics, was created to help you do just that.
TruckLogics is a cloud-based trucking business management software designed to make trucking easy for you.
Owner-operators can manage their entire business in one place by tracking income & expenses, managing dispatches, scheduling maintenance, sending invoices, and more.
Leased operators can use TruckLogics to streamline recordkeeping by tracking income, running profit & loss reports, recording maintenance & trip details, and more.
Plus, truck drivers can outsource certain processes, thanks to the Multi-User Login feature.
In terms of meeting tax deadlines, make sure you’ve submitted your IRS Form 2290! If you missed the 2290 due date, you’ll still need to file.