Dollars & Sense

  • Tax Tips: What if I can't file on time?
    By pbstax.com
    Posted Apr 15th 2011 9:07AM
    If you are not able to file your tax return by April 18, 2011, you may choose to file an Application for Automatic Extension of Time, Form 4868, whic...
  • Money-making March caps 'strongest quarter ever'
    By Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 4th 2011 9:38PM
    “Absolutely astounding.” That’s how Sylectus summed up the month of March as its released its monthly data analysis. Across-the-board increa...
  • Sylectus: February Numbers Show Across-the-board Increases
    By Scott Loftis, Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 9th 2011 4:29AM
    Sylectus has released its monthly analysis of the data it collects, which quantifies the good and bad trends of the expediting industry....
  • To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate? A Brief, Incomplete Guide for the Beginning Expediter
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Feb 15th 2011 2:06AM
    The question of whether or not owner/operators should incorporate is a deeply important one to consider, especially when one is reasonably early in his or her trucking career. While it’s certainly not a requirement for owner/operators to incorporate in any way, there are a number of advantages and protections that can be enjoyed when a driver that acts as an independent contractor incorporates, either as an LLC or a Corporation.
  • Trends Have Less to do With Trucks Than Regulations: Drivers Speak
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Dec 7th 2010 6:20AM
    The most recent trends with respect to expediting and trucking lie within the confines of the cab. It should be noted, though, that the great majority of these trends don’t necessarily relate to a particular gadget or actual component of your truck, but rather in the requirements and legalities, and other trends related to how you’re driving your truck.
  • Big versus Little Carriers: A Game of “Would You Rather?”
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Dec 1st 2010 2:30AM
    The differences between large and small carriers are undeniable, and most drivers, as you might guess, have an opinion about these differences.
  • E-Commerce and Transportation: How Much Has it Improved Things?
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Nov 14th 2010 2:14AM
    My typical approach with these pieces involves a bit of research, a bit of opinion, and sometimes asking the members of the EO forums their thoughts about a particular topic so that I can incorporate those into the piece in question. This time, I thought I’d take a different road--mostly because of the breadth of the topic as it relates to trucking.
  • Insurance 101: What's Out There For Drivers?
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Oct 14th 2010 6:49AM
    The issue of insurance and its ins and outs can be something of a hurdle for folks who are new to expediting. There’s something of a maze when it comes to insurance, and it can be hard to tell at times what the right plan is, what’s required, and what plans will give you the security you need in the event of an accident.
  • The Numbers Are In: August 2010 Another (Mostly) Great Month
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Sep 30th 2010 3:15AM
    Last week, Sylectus released their monthly analysis of the data they collect, which chronicles the ups and downs of the expediting industry. This month’s numbers cover August 2010, and as you might expect, things have lately been on an upward tilt across the board.
  • Maximizing Productivity is Easier Than You Think
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Sep 7th 2010 6:48AM
    “Productivity,” as a generalized concept, is pretty broad. it can include all industries, products, workers--essentially, the whole of business. But taken as a word, its definition is extraordinarily simple: productivity is a measure of output per unit of input. As a driver, carrier, fleet owner, or however you’d define yourself in the expediting industry, it all comes down to one thing: keeping the freight moving.