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Thursday, September 12, 2019

CVSA Brake Safety Week is Here! Complete Survival Guide

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Truckers across America prepare for CVSA Brake Safety Week
CVSA Brake Safety Week is coming up from September 15-21, 2019.

Brake Safety Week is a weeklong effort to enforce and spread awareness about the importance of brake system truck maintenance.

Be sure that your commercial truck maintenance is taken care of because tons of CVSA inspections will be taking place across the country.

If you’re not sure what’s included in truck maintenance for CVSA Brake Safety Week, we’ve put together a complete guide for CVSA 2019.

CVSA 2019

Truck Driver Regulations

Brake violations are responsible for around half of all out-of-service violations.

CVSA Brake Safety Week is an opportunity to enforce regulations and highlight the importance of a properly functioning vehicle braking system.

This year’s CVSA inspection focuses on brake hoses and tubing. One major violation that the CVSA has found is chafed hoses, worn through the reinforcement fabric of the hoses or into the white color of thermoplastic hose.

Commercial Truck Maintenance

Besides performing routine truck maintenance on your vehicle, the best way to prepare for CVSA 2019 truck inspections is to make sure that your company, or you if you’re an owner-operator or fleet manager, has checked all brakes for proper adjustment.

If they’re out of adjustment, get them serviced. Self-adjusting brakes should not be manually adjusted. This indicates that something else is wrong.
Conduct your pre-trip inspections thoroughly and look/listen for chafed hoses and air leaks.

During a CVSA inspection, you can expect the inspector to check your credentials, crawl under the truck to measure pushrod stroke on drum brakes, check brakes, and potentially look at tires, lights, and other required equipment.


If no critical item violations are found, the inspector will place a CVSA inspection decal on the vehicle.

Staying on Top

CVSA inspections are nothing new for the trucking industry.

Stay on top of truck maintenance with TruckLogics.

TruckLogics is a cloud-based trucking management software for owner-operators, leased operators, and fleet owners & managers.

There are tons of features for managing dispatches, generating & sending invoices, creating profit & loss reports, and much more.

On top of that, use TruckLogics to schedule maintenance routinely, so you’ll never fall behind or feel blindsided by a CVSA inspection.

This CVSA Brake Safety Week, take charge of more than CVSA 2019 brake safety. Take charge of your commercial truck maintenance, and save time and money in the long run.

Take it for a test drive with TruckLogic’s free 15-day trial.









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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A World Without Truckers? The Importance of Trucking in the US

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The American trucking industry plays a huge role in US economy
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.

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, let’s take a closer look at American trucking.

Without Trucks, America Loses

American Trucking

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.

Check out our latest blog to find the best National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2019 deals, and tips for picking the perfect trucking gift.


At ExpressTruckTax, we understand the amount of work truckers put into their careers, and the huge role they play in the American economy.

This week is no different.

We’ll be here every week, whether it’s Driver Appreciation Week or not, to help you.


Today, we’ve got some tips for owner-operators, fleet managers, and leased operators and their trucking businesses.

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.

No matter what part of the trucking industry you are in, TruckLogics is here to help you succeed.







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.

File IRS 2290 ASAP to avoid further penalties. ExpressTruckTax is here to get you in and out in minutes.









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Friday, September 6, 2019

How to Make the Most of Driver Appreciation Week 2019

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Truck drivers accross the country celebrate Driver Appreciation Week 2019 with free events and specials.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is coming up next week! We’ll celebrate our American truck drivers September 8-14, 2019.

If you’re a truck driver, we want to take this moment to thank you for all that you do to continuously move this country forward.

Keep reading to find some awesome deals that will be offered during Driver Appreciation Week.

If you’re a loved one or family member of a truck driver, we’ve got some great gift ideas for truckers for you to check out. We’ll help you show appreciation for the truck driver in your life. 

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2019

Truck Driver Week Deals

Truck drivers haul more than $10.4 trillion worth of merchandise every year.

That’s no small feat.

Certain places will be offering deals throughout Driver Appreciation Week to say thank you.

Pilot J is offering free drinks in its app every day in September. Simply download their Pilot Flying J app to participate.

Can’t beat 30 days of free drinks!

Luckey Trucking will provide food and prizes for drivers that come through their terminal, and offer prizes every hour.

The American Trucking Associations will host Trucking Day at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, during a Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves on July 13, 2019.

Truck drivers will receive mid-game recognition from the fans and participate in on-field activities.

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, trucking industry organizations across the country host events and specials to honor American truck drivers for the work they do.

Keep an eye out for other deals and specials as the week progresses.

Gift Ideas for Truckers

If you’re here as a friend or loved one of someone in the trucking industry, we’ve put together a list of gifts for truck drivers for you to help show your appreciation.


1. Check out the ATA Online Store

Tons of trucker gear for your favorite truck driver. Plus they even have some stuff with this year’s Driver Appreciation Week 2019 logo on it.


2. Stainless Steel Insulated Tumblers

Keeps drinks cold, fits in the cup holder and is sealed tight to prevent spills.

Plus, it keeps truck drivers from accumulating a bunch of disposable cups. It’s perfect!


3. Cooler

It’s no secret that food on the road is one of the toughest challenges of being a truck driver.

Surprise your driver with an insulated cooler bag full of his/her favorite goodies this year for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.


4. Toiletry Bag


Truck sleepers aren’t always the cleanest or roomiest places, and truck stop bathrooms aren’t much better.

One of the best gifts for truck drivers is a hanging toiletry bag.

It saves space, makes it easy to organize things for quick use, and is portable.


5. Multi-tool

You never know what you’ll need on the road!

A new multi-tool could be the perfect gift for your truck driver this year.

There are tons of options to choose from, and you could even consider getting it customized!


6. Wool Blanket

Fall is approaching fast. Consider gift ideas for truckers that provide comfort in the cooler months.

One perfect gift is a wool blanket, lightweight and durable, with great heat-trapping capabilities.

American Truck Drivers

At ExpressTruckTax, we work hard every day to make the lives of truck drivers easier.

Happy Driver Appreciation Week 2019! We appreciate everything you do for our nation, and will continue to serve you as best we can.

Taking your business to the next level? Check out our sister product, TruckLogics, a trucking business management tool created for your success.

We’re here to help. If you ever need us, feel free to give us a call at 704.234.6005.




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Thursday, September 5, 2019

How To Deal With IRS 2290 Rejection

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Truckers who filed before the Form 2290 due date may still face Form 2290 rejection.
You filed before the Form 2290 due date! What a relief. No penalties, no worries

Until you get a notice that your IRS 2290 was rejected.

Don’t stress. There are multiple reasons for rejection, but we’ve got a fix for each one.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to correct your IRS 2290 highway use tax as quickly as possible to avoid penalty.

Form 2290 Rejection

Common Reasons for Rejection

In order to fix your 2290 highway use tax and get an updated Schedule 1 Form 2290, you’ll need to find the issue.

There are multiple reasons for Form 2290 rejection including:

-  EIN and Business Name Mismatch
If the EIN you entered does not match the information the IRS has on record, you can call the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 to determine what information they have.

If your EIN is brand new, it will likely be rejected because it takes about 10 business days for the IRS to register a new EIN in their system. The reported reason for rejection will be: “EIN does not match business name”. Once your EIN is registered, simply retransmit your return.

-  Routing Transit Number Rejection
If you chose to pay your 2290 highway use tax by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, your bank routing number was required.

If your IRS 2290 was rejected because the wrong routing number was entered, simply correct the routing number and re-transmit your return to the IRS.

*Note: If you notice a routing number error but your return was accepted, contact the IRS.

-  Duplicate Filing of IRS 2290
This type of rejection means your IRS 2290 was already filed and confirmed by the IRS, and that a second 2290 was submitted on your behalf.

Filing a Form 2290 Amendment

There are 3 events that would require filing a Form 2290 amendment, including:

1.  Increase in Taxable Gross Weight
If your vehicle’s taxable gross weight increases, causing it to fall into a new weight category, you’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment.

For instance, if the maximum load customarily carried increases, the gross taxable weight may change.

If this happens, calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on IRS 2290, line 3, “Additional tax from increase in taxable gross weight”.

Then, check the Amended Return box, and write the date of the last day of the month following the month that the taxable gross weight increased to the right.

2.  Mileage Use Limit Exceeded
You’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment if a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit of 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).

Mileage use limit applies to total mileage during a period, regardless of the number of owners.

If this applies to you, file an amended 2290 Form by reporting the tax on page 2 based on the month the vehicle was first used during the tax period. Then, check the Amended Return box.

3. Incorrect VIN
If you’ve entered the wrong VIN number, file a 2290 VIN correction.

You can only file a 2290 VIN Correction for taxable or suspended vehicles, not for credit vehicles or prior suspended vehicles.

Also, you cannot make credit claims on the same form as your Form 2290 amendment. The tax for the vehicle must have been paid with the original IRS 2290.



Filing Form 2290 Amendments and VIN Correction Forms

ExpressTruckTax makes IRS 2290 form updates easy.

With unlimited free 2290 VIN corrections for those who used ExpressTruckTax to file, and easy-to-follow VIN correction forms and Form 2290 amendments for those who didn’t, we’ve got you covered.


We offer the best prices around, so even if you didn’t file your original IRS 2290 return with us, we won’t hold it against you.


Plus, thanks to the ExpressTruckTax 2290 highway use tax calculator, we’ll calculate your tax owed for you.


Correct your IRS 2290 today with ExpressTruckTax, and get your updated Schedule 1 Form 2290 in minutes.











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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Forgot to File IRS Form 2290? How to Avoid More Penalties

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Truck drivers who missed the IRS Tax Form 2290 hurry to file IRS 2290 to avoid further penalties.
So, you forgot to file IRS 2290 before September 3rd, 2019.

You’ll want to file IRS Form 2290 now to avoid further penalties.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ll talk about what exactly happens when you miss the IRS Form 2290 deadline, and how to rectify the situation by filing IRS 2290 online.

Here are the IRS 2290 instructions for filing after the IRS 2290 deadline.

Filing IRS Form 2290 After The Deadline

IRS 2290 Penalties

If you still need to file your IRS Tax Form 2290, your penalty is 4.5% of your total HVUT 2290 amount, plus additional interest of 0.54% each month for up to 5 months.

If you already filed HVUT Form 2290 but have not paid your HVUT 2290 tax amount, your penalty is only 0.5% per month, plus the same interest of 0.54%.

You may be able to avoid these penalties if you attach an explanation of the reasonable cause for late filing to your HVUT Form 2290.

However, don’t count on it. File IRS Form 2290 ASAP to avoid further penalty, don’t just assume that your explanation will be accepted and take your time filing.

2290 Proof of Payment

You’ll also need to file HVUT Form 2290 quickly in order to stay compliant on the roads.

After you’ve filed IRS Form 2290, you’ll receive a 2290 proof of payment, which is essentially a receipt for your 2290 highway use tax.

You must take this document on the road with you for legal operation. Your 2290 proof of payment is also required for things like tag renewals, international travel, and more.

The sooner you file IRS Tax Form 2290 online, the sooner you’ll receive your 2290 proof of payment.

IRS 2290 Instructions For Filing IRS 2290 Online

Filing IRS 2290 online is simple. The IRS actually recommends online filing because of how efficient it is.

Here are the IRS 2290 instructions in 4 simple steps:

You cannot file IRS 2290 online from the IRS website, you must choose an IRS-authorized e-file provider.

That’s where ExpressTruckTax comes in.

ExpressTruckTax is the industry's leading IRS-authorized provider, offering HVUT Form 2290 in a matter of minutes through secure, cloud-based software.

Plus, our 100% US-based team is here with you every step of the way, no automated phone service.

Simply create a free account, enter your information, undergo a free, instant error check, and transmit your HVUT Form 2290 to the IRS. It’s that simple.

Once you’ve filed your 2290 highway use tax, you’ll receive your 2290 proof of payment in minutes.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How to Spot Good Loads in Bad Markets

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This blog was written by Chad Boblett for DAT. Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking in Lexington, KY. He also founded the "Rate Per Mile Masters" group on Facebook.

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. This means I use lots of tools to know where the most demand is for the trailer I pull.

If you look at the entire Lower 48 states as a whole, then you will find that most of the time the market is not flooded with more loads than trucks, but you will find that there is always a good market somewhere. And it’s always changing. This is what makes the spot market scary and exciting.

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital marketplace for truckload freight.
Carrier trucking tips for spotting good loads in bad markets.


I have seen a polar vortex, an election year, and the ELD mandate bring raise and lower the demand for trucks drastically. In the second half of this year, tariffs could be another intensifier, followed by the 2020 election year. Just because a lot of markets are slow now doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way. But it does make you have to work harder to find the good stuff.

The best strategy is for your destination to be a stronger market than where your truck is located now. There are two tricks for figuring this out.

- Do a reverse load search for where you are now and where you want to go. Are there more loads coming in than going out of your destination market? If so, then these trucks will become empty and be your competition for your next load. In the DAT TruckersEdge dashboard, you can see the number of inbound loads versus outbound loads for every state.

- Check the load-to-truck ratio. Pretend you are a guy going to a bar to talk to women – Do you want to go to a bar with a lot of dudes or would you like to be one of the few trucks in town that can take care of business. This is the way I look at the truck to load ratio numbers. I want a lot of loads with fewer trucks, and I use the Hot Market Maps in DAT Power to find those markets.




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    Last Day! How To File Form 2290 For 2019 On Time

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    The 2290 Form 2019 deadline is here. File online with ExpressTruckTax and pay your HVUT 2290 before the day is over.
    It’s almost over. After today, you won’t have to worry about IRS 2290 filing for a whole year!

    Hopefully, you’re already aware that today, September 3rd, 2019, is the deadline to file Form 2290 for 2019.

    You’re cutting it close, but luckily, if you file online, you can have your 2290 Form 2019 filed by the end of the day.

    Here are some last-minute Form 2290 instructions 2019 to guide you through the truck tax online filing process.

    IRS Form 2290 for 2019

    Tips for Filing IRS 2290 Fast

    File IRS Form 2290 fast by having your information prepared before you start. The best way to reduce IRS 2290 penalties is by filing as soon as possible, which requires some information.

    You’ll need: 

    -  Business Name & Address
    -  EIN (Employer Identification Number)
    -  VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
    -  Gross Taxable Weight
    -  Authorized Signatory Details

    Remember, an EIN is required for filing Form 2290 2019, you can no longer use your social security number.

    You’ll also want to double-check your VIN number to avoid delays. It should be 17 characters long, including both numbers and letters.

    IRS Form 2290 Penalties

    It’s critical that you file Form 2290 for 2019 by the end of the day to avoid heavy highway tax filing penalties.

    If you file IRS 2290 or pay your HVUT after the 2290 deadline, you’ll face these penalties:

    -  If you don’t file IRS Form 2290 for 2019 by the deadline, you’ll have to pay a penalty of 4.5% of the total HVUT 2290 tax amount due. This will increase monthly for up to 5 months.

    -  If you don’t pay your heavy highway tax by the deadline, you’ll have to pay a penalty of 0.5% of your HVUT 2290 tax amount, with additional interest of 0.54% per month.

    You may be able to avoid these Form 2290 2019 penalties if you can show the IRS reasonable cause for failing to file your IRS 2290 and pay your HVUT amount on time.

    Filing Your Truck Tax Online

    File Form 2290 for 2019 truck tax online with the leading IRS-authorized e-file provider, ExpressTruckTax.

    You’ll be done filing 2290 Form 2019 in just minutes, and you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 shortly after.

    Don’t make this process longer than it needs to be. The Form 2290 2019 deadline is already here.

    ExpressTruckTax offers a quick solution for filing IRS Form 2290 for 2019 in no time.

    Simply create a free ExpressTruckTax account, enter the information discussed above, undergo a free instant error check, and transmit your Form 2290 2019 to the IRS.

    You’ll be done before you know it.

    ExpressTruckTax will send you your stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing your heavy highway tax.

    It’s that easy.








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    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Why You Need to File Form 2290 for 2019 TODAY

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    Truckers are approaching the Form 2290 for 2019 deadline.
    The Form 2290 due date is getting close!

    By now, there’s tons of content floating around about Form 2290 for 2019…

    There are plenty of different providers offering promo codes for filling, and various articles containing IRS 2290 instructions.

    So, what’s the truth? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about Form 2290 2019 to file successfully, avoid IRS penalties, and keep the money in your pocket.

    The 101 On Form 2290 2019

    What’s the Deal With the Form 2290 Due Date?

    If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’re probably used to the August 31st Form 2290 due date, but there’s another date being tossed around this year.

    Because August 31, 2019 is a Saturday, and the following business day is Labor Day, the IRS will officially accept 2290 Form 2019 up until September 3, 2019.

    Unfortunately, that extension doesn’t change the fact that the IRS and the postal office will be closed Monday, September 2nd.

    Therefore, it is critical that you file your Form 2290 2019 TODAY.

    Seriously, don’t put it off. Which brings me to… IRS penalties.

    If you file after September, 3rd (which I hope you don’t), you’ll face a penalty of 4.5% of your Form 2290 2019 tax amount, with additional interest of 0.54% per month.

    If you filed your Form 2290 for 2019 but did not pay your tax amount by the deadline, that penalty will be 0.5% of your total Form 2290 2019 tax amount, plus 0.54% interest per month.

    You may avoid penalties if you include a reasonable explanation for filing IRS Form 2290 for 2019 after the 2290 due date, but don’t count on it.

    What IRS 2290 Instructions do I Need to Start?

    Filing is simple, but before you start, gather all the information you’ll need to file 2290 Form 2019. It’ll speed up your process.

    Here’s how to know if you need to file:

    You’ll need to file if your vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and is driven on public highways.

    You can claim an exemption or suspension for your vehicle if it:

    -  Was used 5,000 highway miles or less during the tax period
    -  Is an agricultural vehicle and was used 7,500 miles or less during the tax period
    -  Was stolen or destroyed during the tax period
    -  Was sold during the tax period

    Here’s what you need to file:

    -  Your EIN (Employer Identification Number) –– NOT your Social Security Number
    -  Your business name and its address
    -  The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Hint: it’ll be 17 characters.
    -  Authorized Signatory Details
    -  Vehicle’s Gross Taxable Weight (how much it weighs when fully equipped for service, minus the weight of you and any loads).

    Next, we’ll talk about how to file.

    What’s the Fastest Way to File?

    Now you’re probably wondering, “Ok, how can I get this sh*t over with??”

    The fastest way to file Form 2290 for 2019 is online. The fastest way to file Form 2290 for 2019 without breaking the bank, however, is with ExpressTruckTax.

    ExpressTruckTax is the industry’s leading IRS-authorized e-file provider, and for good reason.

    Plus, we’re here to help.

    Our Rock Hill, South Carolina based support team is here for you… Literally!

    We’re in the office all day today, Saturday, August 31, to answer all of your questions!

    Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (704) 234-6005.


    Now get to it!!










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    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Last Chance! File Your IRS 2290 Today

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    Truckers hurry to file IRS 2290 Form 2019 before the impending Form 2290 due date
    Before you start making plans for Labor Day weekend, don’t forget that your Form 2290 for 2019 is due September 3rd, 2019.

    While you may be tempted to wait until the last minute, remember that the IRS will be closed for maintenance 8/31-9/2. File this week.

    Plus, if anything were to happen and your IRS is rejected, you’ll need the extra time to make corrections.

    It’s best to just act like the usual August 31st deadline is still in effect.

    Here’s how to file IRS Form 2290 before your holiday weekend.

    The Rundown on Form 2290 for 2019

    Form 2290 Due Date

    When is 2290 due? Let's reiterate: This year’s Form 2290 due date has been pushed back to September 3rd, 2019.

    The usual August 31st date falls on a weekend, and the following business day is a holiday - Labor Day.

    Therefore, Tuesday, September 3rd, is the deadline.

    I’ve heard plenty of people assume they’re too late and might as well just file later or paper file and accept the penalty.

    There’s literally no reason to do that. Filing IRS Form 2290 online before the Form 2290 due date is quick and painless. Plus, it’s affordable.

    You’ll save money and time - no negative side effects. 

    IRS Form 2290 Filing Tips

    If you want to make IRS 2290 filing the most efficient process possible, gather your information first.

    You’ll need your EIN, VIN, business information, vehicle’s gross taxable weight, authorized signatory details, and payment information.

    Then, file IRS 2290 online with an IRS-authorized e-file provider, such as ExpressTruckTax, the industry leader.

    Once you’ve created a free account, you’ll follow the simple steps of the ExpressTruckTax interview-style process, dedicated to making taxes easy.

    You can even complete these steps on your cell phone.

    Our system is dedicated to fitting IRS Form 2290 for 2019 into your busy life on the go.

    If at any point you have questions or get stuck, simply call our 100% US-based, live customer support team located in Rock Hill, SC.

    File 2290 Form 2019 on time. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

    The Quickest Way to File

    The IRS recommends online filing for quickness and ease of approval for Form 2290 for 2019.

    Not only will filing online help the IRS accept your 2290 Form 2019 within a reasonable amount of time, but it will also ensure that you receive a copy of your Schedule 1 Form 2290 quickly.


    When you file online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll receive your Schedule 1 Form 2290 just minutes after filing your 2290 Form 2019 with the IRS.

    Plus, you’ll have access to free VIN corrections and an instant error check, so you won’t have to worry about having to file IRS 2290 more than once.



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    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Our American Truckers: Introducing the Backbone of the US

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    American Trucker Kennith Farrell on the ELD mandate
    Meet America’s trucking industry, the backbone of our country.

    Consumers across the U.S. rely on truckers to deliver their goods each day, often without a second thought as to where they came from.

    It’s time that changed.


    The American truck driver is responsible for transporting over 70% of total domestic tonnage each year.

    On top of that, the trucking industry employs 10 million people.

    We’re opening the curtains. Welcome to the life of a truck driver.

    The Life of a Truck Driver

    The “Our American Truckers” Series

    The “Our American Truckers” YouTube series was started in part to draw attention to truck drivers across the country.

    As part of the trucking industry, we appreciate our drivers and want the rest of the world to do the same.

    That’s why we’re working to draw back the curtain between American truckers and the consumers that rely on them.

    Our first episode featured Billy Cagle, a Wadesboro, NC truck driver for the entertainment industry.

    He talked about his introduction to the trucking industry and gave us a look at what his experience in the industry means to him.

    This time, for Episode 2, we spoke to Kennith Farrell, owner of KF Trucking right here in Rock Hill, South Carolina to get his take on everything trucking.

    The American Trucker

    Farrell spoke about how the trucking industry has changed over the years and the increasing demand for American truck drivers.

    “In America, without trucks,” he says, “we don’t have a country.”


    He’s right. America’s economy thrives off of the transportation industry and relies on ground transport of goods to remain in action.



    Farrell speaks on the ELD mandate, in particular, giving a personal insight on how ELD regulations directly affect drivers.

    Stepping into the life of a truck driver changes your outlook on certain things that may look different from the outside.

    Farrell explains why ELD regulations have changed the trucking industry and affected him personally. He also takes a moment to reminisce…

    “I got into it… I actually drove when I was 18 years old. I worked for a company called King Provision with my uncle delivering to Burger Kings,” he remembers.

    He didn’t think it’d be his career until his brother suggested that they invest in their own truck.

    The rest is history.

    Supporting the Trucking Industry

    At ExpressTruckTax, we work tirelessly to support truck drivers in every way we can.

    We understand that truck drivers are critical to our nation, which is why we try to make life simpler for you.

    ExpressTruckTax takes the paperwork off your plate so that you can focus on serving our nation’s economy as best you can.

    On top of that, you’ll always speak with a real, US-based team of people ready to help you when you need it.

    We’re looking out for you.

    And since we’re looking out… Have you filed IRS Form 2290 yet?

    The deadline is September 3rd, 2019. Avoid IRS penalties - Get started now!

    As the industry’s leading IRS-authorized e-file solution, we know how to save you time and money. We’ll have you done with filing in minutes. 









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