Podcast Show Notes

In today’s show, we discuss truckers and their taxes in an interview with Mason War, CEO and Co-Founder of COS Accounting & Tax. Mason has some tax advice for all truckers as the tax deadline looms.

He also explains the pros and cons of being a 1099 driver and tells us about a new COVID-related deduction that truckers tend to overlook. Lots of useful info here.

But first, we’ve got the obligatory Covid-related news including more extensions and vaccines, the Canadian Electronic log roll-out, lawsuits involving Prime,Inc., sleeper berth pay, and independent contractors, and I’ll tell you when to expect the next safety blitz.

The government has been busy too, with pushes for underride guards, speed limiters, mileage-based taxes, and more truck tolls. President Biden wants to fortify the supply chain while the FMCSA warns truck drivers of massive job losses. All while thousands of drivers are being lost to drug testing. Yeah, that makes sense.

Thankfully we have listener feedback to cheer us up; from Danny, Taran, Shawn, and of course Stevie.

Be sure to check out the 25% off ebook combo pack for Trucking Life and How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job while you’re there.

This episode of Trucker Dump is sponsored by:

  • Volvo Trucks – Check out the new D13TC engine in the Volvo VNL series.

Links mentioned in the news segment:

Check out STOW IT if you need a place to park your semi or have space to rent to others.

Truck-Lite’s heated LED tail lights from OverdriveOnline.com

COVID-19 HOS Exemption Extended, Maybe For The Last Time from TheTruckersReport.com

Trucking Industry Pushes CDC for COVID-19 Vaccines at Truckstops from TruckingInfo.com

Roadcheck set for early May with focus on lights, hours from OverdriveOnline.com

Canada to Phase in ELD Mandate Enforcement from TruckingInfo.com

Underride Legislation Calls for Side, Front Guards from TruckingInfo.com

Should Truck Trailers Have Side Underride Guards? from TruckingInfo.com

AngelWing side guards

Speed limiter debate reignited with new administration from OverdriveOnline.com

DOT: “We’ve Got To Come Up With Revenue,” But Higher Fuel Taxes Aren’t The Way Forward from TheTruckersReport.com

Biden Orders Fortification Of U.S. Supply Chain from TheTruckersReport.com

New FMCSA Boss Warns of Coming Truck Driver Job Losses Due to Driverless Trucks from TransportationNation.com

Nationalized ABC test would ice trucking’s independent contractor model from OverdriveOnline.com

Sleeper Berth Guidance Withdrawn In Huge Win For Truck Driver Pay Reform from TheTruckersReport.com

Jury trial set in Prime Inc.’s trademark lawsuit against Amazon from FreightWaves.com

The tens of thousands of drivers with drug violations likely to leave trucking for good from OverdriveOnline.com

Trucks Push Back Against PennDOT’s Plan To Toll 9 Bridges Statewide from Pittsburg.cbs.local.com

Mileage-Based Fees For Trucks Spread To Another State from TheTruckersReport.com

Four new Love’s add 335 truck parking spaces from OverdriveOnline.com

Links mentioned in the interview:

Check out the COS Accounting & Tax website.

Email COS Accounting & Tax

Call 1-801-960-1700

Links mentioned in the listener feedback segment:

Danny Welman gives a shout out to let me know he’s a new listener. Thanks Danny!

Taran Salyers and Shaun Coit are both new listeners who asked to join the Trucker Dump Slack group.

Stevie is back to share her thoughts on three different episodes of Trucker Dump:

TD67: The Road To Smutville

TD72: Big Rig MacGyvering

TD73: Oh boy. Another Birthday. Yay.

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About the Author
I'm a 22-year truck driver with an interest in tech stuff. I do the Trucker Dump podcast and blog, which is all about life as a trucker. I have also written two trucking books, "Trucking Life" and "How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job."
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