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Friday, May 29, 2015

June Trucking Events: Truck Pulls & Goodie Bags Galore!


Hello again, Trucking Nation! In just a few short days it will be June, and you know what that means: more mind-boggling trucking events!

From this year’s Roadcheck events to antique truck shows, and some awesome goodie bags from the Wheel Jam, June has got a lot of amazing trucking events going on.

Roadcheck 2015

Kicking off the month, on June 2, is the Roadcheck 2015’s very own event at the Idaho/Washington border. Get educated about cargo securement and learn some new truck tips with the CVSA!

There will be speakers there from all over North America including representatives from the Washington and Idaho state police, Florida’s highway patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Washington State Trucking Association. So if you’re around the Idaho/Washington state border, drop by and make nice with the people who will be inspecting your trucks!

The Wheel Jam Truck Show

The Wheel Jam Truck Show is a three day event taking place on June 5, 6, and 7 in Huron, SD. And they come bearing gifts! Enjoy some truck-related and some not-so-truck-related events with 18 Wheel Truck Promotions. From chili cook-offs, to show n’ shines galore–the Wheel Jam Truck Show doesn’t miss a thing! There’s fun, food, and fantastic goodie bags for everyone, whether you drive a truck or not! So head out to South Dakota with the whole family and enjoy the trucks, the company, and the sweet goodie bags!

Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboree

The last event on June 20 and 21 is the Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboree. So grab your truck, take a trip to the fairgrounds in Ashland County, and take part in the fourth annual show for antique truck enthusiasts. Enjoy vendors from all over the state while admiring hundreds of gorgeous vintage trucks, buses, and tractors. Then, if looking at trucks isn’t really your scene, you can enter some good ol’ healthy competitions! The Jamboree’s got loads of them! So you can enjoy either watching or participating in truck racing, brake competitions, a truck pull, and even more!

It looks like June has some fantastic trucking events planned to keep everyone in the Trucking Nation busy! There might not be many of them, but they’re all jam-packed full of fun for people of all ages!

Wanna head to the events, but you’re short on gas? Let the ExpressTruckTax team help you out! We’ll fill up your tank free! All you need to do is enter our Get Pumped Giveaway by Sunday at 11:59 pm EST, and you could be the lucky winner of a $50 gas card! Entry is easy, just like our Facebook page, and if you’ve already liked us, you can still enter by typing your name and email address in the entry form at the end of the blog mentioned above.

And as always, make sure you tell us your truck event stories on Facebook and Twitter. We love to hear about your experiences with these amazing truck events!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Get Ready for Roadcheck 2015


Happy #TruckerTuesday, Trucking Nation!

It’s that time of year again! The annual Roadcheck begins in less than a week, and we’re here to help you pass with flying colors. So don’t stress! Stick with us, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about passing your Roadcheck 2015!

Get to Know Your Roadcheck

The 28th Annual Life-Saving International Roadcheck will take place over the course of three days from June 2-4. And if you’re around the Washington-Idaho border, The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be holding a special event for truckers and drivers at 10:00am!

Since the annual Roadcheck began in 1988, it has inspected more than 1.4 million trucks and buses. And it’s saved an estimated 318 lives and has helped keep roadways safe by preventing more than 5,840 injuries!

There is an educational aspect to it as well. The CVSA could teach you better ways to be safe while driving and how to better prevent accidents! And it helps educate the general public about trucks and road safety.

Special Emphasis for 2015

Each Roadcheck, there is a special emphasis on a category of violations for the soon-to-be inspected heavy vehicles.

The special category violation emphasis for this year is cargo securement. This means the CVSA will be providing information, tips, and tricks about how to make sure your future cargo is secured, and they will also be heavily inspecting the safety of your current cargo securement.

In addition to inspecting cargo securement, the inspectors in North America will also be giving Standard Level I inspections to all trucks and truckers. This is the most in-depth inspection in the trucking nation with a 37-step process that examines both the driver and vehicle.


Now, the Standard Level I inspection may sound a little terrifying at first, but it’s a small price to pay for road safety. Besides, it’s a lot less daunting when you know what to expect! So, here is everything you need to know about passing a Standard Level I inspection!

Driver Inspection

The first part of the Standard Level I inspection examines the driver. For this part of the inspection, you’ll only need a few things:

  • Your Driver’s License 
  • Any endorsements you may have
  • Your Medical Card 
  • Hours-of-service documentation

In addition to checking for these essential items, inspectors will also be checking to make certain you are using your seat belt, and that you are not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Vehicle Inspection

The second part of the Standard Level I inspection will examine your vehicle. For this part of the inspection the CVSA will be examining:

  • The vehicle’s braking system
  • Coupling devices
  • Exhaust system
  • Vehicle frame
  • Fuel system
  • Lights
  • Safe loading
  • Steering mechanism
  • Drive line
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Open-top trailer body
  • Wheels and rims
  • Windshield wipers
  • Emergency exits on buses

Now that you know what to expect for Roadcheck 2015, you’re ready to enjoy this year’s Roadcheck festivities, and to make your truck is safe for you and everyone else on the road!

Road safety is definitely this year’s hottest trend–right behind gas card giveaways, like our very own Get Pumped Giveaway (get it?)! To enter to win a $50 gas card, simply “Like Us” on Facebook by May 31st.

Don’t forget, if you have any truck tax related questions, we’re always here for you! We’re here in Rock Hill, SC, day or night, in English or Spanish, via email at, phone at 704.234.6005, and we can even chat with you online.

Here’s to happy and safe trucking!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Win a Free Tank on Us: Enter Our Get Pumped Giveaway

Happy #TruckerTuesday, Trucking Nation! Have we got a surprise for you…

We know both car and truck drivers alike love to have their gas tab picked up, and that’s what we’re here for! 

Whether you work in the trucking industry or you’re just a lover of trucks, you can enter our Get Pumped Giveaway! From Tuesday, May 19 to Sunday, May 31, ExpressTruckTax is giving away a free $50 gift card to one lucky Liker!

For a chance to win this $50 Gift Card, simply scroll down and enter your information in the form provided below and “Like” ExpressTruckTax on Facebook.

If you already liked us, that's no problem! You can still enter anyway by putting your name and email address into the extension below.

By liking us on Facebook, you’ll get more than just contest details! Our page is the perfect place to meet new friends in the trucking community, see some tricked out truck pics, and stay up-to-date on industry news and filing deadlines!

Plus, you can contact our excellent support team over social media to ask questions and get some quick feedback. When you follow ExpressTruckTax on Facebook, everybody wins!

We’ll announce the winner of our Get Pumped Giveaway on June 1st, so be sure to check back to see if you’re the lucky winner and for more contests in our Summer Series of Giveaways!

Don’t forget to fill out the form below and “Like” us on Facebook to get started! We can’t wait to meet all of you on Facebook!

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