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Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for the Upcoming UCR Deadline?

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ExpressTruckTax has some excellent news for the trucking industry! After nearly a 90-day delay, you are now able to complete your annual Unified Carrier Registration process for 2018.

Unified Carrier Registration, or UCR, requires that drivers and companies who operate a commercial motor vehicle for interstate or international commerce, register their business with the state and pay an annual fee based on the size of the fleet.

Luckily, the UCR fees for this year have been reduced by 9.1%; it doesn’t get much better than that!

You can expect that UCR fees will increase slightly for 2019. However, they will still be 4.6% lower than the fees you paid in 2017.

If you’re a broker, private carrier, or freight forwarder, you are required to register and pay also.

Why The Delay for UCR?


UCR’s usually are available on October 1 and close on December 31; however, this year was a different story due to legal questions centered around a proposal that was issued last September by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The proposal sparked a lawsuit to be filed by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition against the UCR Board. To make a long story short, the coalition claimed that the UCR Board violated federal open meetings laws for the new fee structure and 2018 registration period to be discussed.

The court was in agreement that the UCR Board failed to provide the proper notice to the public about the meetings but decided to keep the decisions that were made by the board, but what does this mean for you?!

When Do I Need To Register & Pay My UCR Fees?

Great question! You have until April 5 to register and pay your annual fees UCR for 2018.

Here’s what you’ll have to pay this year and next for UCR:



Where Can I Register & Pay UCR Fees?

You can register, process, and pay for your Unified Carrier Registration, or UCR, fees in one place at Official UCR Board Certified Registration website.

April 5th will be here before you know it, so take a moment and handle your UCR requirements today while you still have time!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#TruckTechTuesday: GPS for Truckers

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Happy #TruckTechTuesday, Trucking Nation! GPS is obviously an invaluable tool for truckers. Today’s GPS units can give you even more specialized, extremely useful information besides just your geographical position and the time. With a GPS unit designed for trucking, you can plan routes based on several factors such as height or other restrictions, useful amenities along the way, and much more. We’ve come a long way since the days of paper maps.

Keeping You Informed

A huge advantage of truck-specific GPS units is the ability to plan trips around road restrictions, including HAZMAT restrictions, so that you know ahead of time the best route to take. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of projecting routes. Being able to know where restricted stretches of road are can save you a lot of time deciding which route to take, as well as money from having to backtrack and find an alternate route. Time and diesel wasted really cuts into the bottom line.

In addition to restricted routes, GPS units designed for trucks can also help you identify which roads are toll roads, so you can plan for tolls or totally avoid them altogether. No one likes a surprise toll booth!

You can also find and identify trucking points of interest (POI’s). A few examples of these are truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, restaurants, motels, and even fuel costs by location. Truck-specific GPS units can even let you know what the weather is in a certain area, as well as the forecast for that area.

Additionally, you can schedule maintenance reminders so you never forget to take care of your rig. And fleet managers are able to keep track of their trucks and drivers with a variety of data, including driver on duty and drive times. They can track the exact location of a specific truck, and analyze driver performance over time.

Helping with Taxes

Not only can these units tell you about existing conditions and POI’s, they can record your mileage on a state-by-state or province basis, which will help you when filing quarterly IFTA returns. ExpressIFTA allows you to upload this information into your account quickly and easily using the GPS upload option.


ExpressTruckTax gives you the ability to prepare your HVUT as well as your IFTA return. We’re the leading truck tax solution, and available in English or Spanish to answer your questions and concerns over the phone at 704.234.6005 or by email at support@expresstrucktax.com.

Let us know on Twitter or Facebook how GPS makes your work and life easier. And let all your family and friends know about how ExpressTruckTax has helped with your HVUT needs. We built our business on word of mouth referrals and hope you can help us continue that tradition.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Why Use ExpressTruckTax?

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Happy Thursday, Trucking Nation! We tell you a lot about ExpressTruckTax, but why should you use it? Glad you asked! There are so many advantages to using ExpressTruckTax, we couldn’t possibly fit them all in one blog. But let us hit the high points for you.

First of all, we offer you convenience. Who wants to spend all that time manually figuring out what you owe the IRS? ExpressTruckTax is fast, much faster than your manual calculations. And our instant audit check will catch any major errors that could keep your return from being accepted.


Here are just some of the features you get with ExpressTruckTax.

Get Your Stamped Schedule 1 Quickly
When you e-file Form 2290 with us, you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. So you won’t have to wait for the IRS to mail you a Schedule 1 by postal mail, and who knows how long that will take?

ExpressTruckTax Exclusive: Truck Zone
ExpressTruckTax features TruckZone, which gives you the ability to upload 1000’s of vehicles to your account, and to store them in one spot. So you don’t have to manually enter a whole fleet of trucks. You can just upload a spreadsheet containing all of your trucks and ExpressTruckTax will convert that into the data you need to file..

Free VIN Corrections!
We’re also the only Form 2290 e-filing service that allows you make free VIN corrections on 2290 returns filed with us. This feature allows you to easily correct any VIN error online. You won’t have to start a new return or pay any more money.

Ditch the Fax Machine: E-sign
And our e-sign feature allows tax professionals to have their clients sign their returns without having to use fax machines or postal mail. Clients are able to e-sign their returns sent to them from their preparer electronically.

Support You Can Trust: 24/7, 365
Most importantly, you get the support of our stellar team of tax experts who are ready to help you with your questions about filing your return. You can contact us anytime by email at support@expresstrucktax.com and over the phone from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 704.234.6005.

Let us know how why you love e-filing with ExpressTruckTax on Twitter or Facebook. And don’t forget to let your family and friends know too. We grew our business through word of mouth. Help us to continue that tradition..
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Benefits of E-Filing Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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We’re really good at what we do, and what we do is make filing your taxes easier.  Here’s just a few reasons why:

IRS Approved
We’re an IRS Authorized E-File provider

Safe and Secure
Our site is encrypted and COMODO certified, keeping your information safe.

We are Mobile
On the road and can’t get to a computer? No problem, our mobile site,
http://m.expresstrucktax.com is compatible with iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows Phones & Blackberrys. The Right Price
You can E-file for as little as $9.90, it is a great price in the industry.

Quick and Easy
IRS Form 2290 can be filed online in minutes.
You can use an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing.

Free Email Notifications
To let you know when your Schedule 1 is ready.

Optional Fax and Text Message Reminders
You can also opt to receive optional Fax and Text Message reminders and notify your contracting (leasing) company that your payment has been made.

Power to the Pros
ExpressTruckTax also offers flexible pricing plans to fit any size fleet. CPAs and Tax professionals can also receive discounted pricing rates to file for many of their clients.

Automatic Form 8849
Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for any credits due.

Free VIN Corrections
Free VIN corrections so you are not penalized for a simple typo.

Form 2290 Amendments
You can also file Form 2290 Amendments if your taxable gross weight increases or you exceed the mileage limit.

Unparalleled Customer Service
The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, US based customer support via email, chat, & phone. Simply email support@ExpressTruckTax.com, call 704.234.6005, or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to chat online with English & Spanish customer support professionals from their Rock Hill, SC Support Center.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Why E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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ExpressTruckTax.com has many features that benefit Owner Operators, Trucking Companies, and other service providers filing HVUT.  It has everything you need to file your truck taxes online so that you can stay on the road.
  • IRS Form 2290 can be filed online in minutes, and for as little as $9.90, it is a great price in the industry
  • Free Email Notifications to let them know when your Schedule 1 is ready
  • You can also opt to receive optional Fax and Text Message reminders and can also notify your contracting (leasing) company to let them know that your payment has been made.
  • ExpressTruckTax also offers flexible pricing plans to fit any size fleet. CPAs and Tax professionals can also receive discounted pricing rates to file for many of their clients.
  • You can use an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing
  • If you are owed a credit for Truck Taxes and you are filing Form 2290 online, Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for any credits due.
  • Express Truck Tax also offers Free VIN corrections so that no one is penalized for a simple typo. You can also file Form 2290 Amendments if your taxable gross weight increases or you exceed the mileage limit.  
You can file your Form 2290 (HVUT) in just minutes via self-service, file by phone and full service, meaning you can register and file yourself, or have us take care of the filing. Either way, this easy-to-use software will save you time and money. ExpressTruckTax.com was built by one of the most talented teams in the industry—no one has more experience in HVUT E-Filing!

The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. For any questions about the service, Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, US based customer support via email, chat, and phone. Simply email support@ExpressTruckTax.com, call 704.234.6005, or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to chat online with the excellent customer support professionals from their Rock Hill, SC Support Center.

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