Monthly Archives: July 2015

CARB Suit Moved to Appeals Court

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A judge has moved a lawsuit challenging California Air Resources Board regulations to a federal appeals court, effectively denying CARB’s claim that the challenge could not be heard in federal court. – See more here.

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Don’t Overlook the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit this Summer

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Day camps are common during the summer months. Many truck drivers pay for them for their children while they work or look for work. If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax credit that can lower your taxes.  Read more here.
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Interstate tolling: Time to give it up

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The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works committee wants to expand the pilot program for interstate highway tolls. The committee’s proposed $275 billion highway bill would make it easier for states to apply for approval to install tolling on existing roads.  Read more here.

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5 Ways Drivers Can Avoid the July 4th Cargo Theft Bump

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The July 4th holiday is a hot time for cargo theft. Doug Morris, director of safety and security operations for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says: “Drivers try to be home for the 4th of July holiday. They may pick up a load and leave it overnight at the local truck stop or another location and go home to be with family and friends. They return the next day and their rig is missing.”Statistics from CargoNet bear this out. They report that during the July 1-7 week, cargo thefts have risen over the past three years.  Read more here.

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