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Before Netflix and a thousand cable channels existed, there wasn’t a kid on the street whenever the Bugs Bunny show came on TV. Who doesn’t remember poor old Wile E. Coyote thinking he had a great idea with his newest Acme Company gadget? He’d spend hours putting it...read more
When the work is there, you can make a fortune hauling oilfield equipment between Alberta and British Columbia. You can also lose it if you miscalculate the real cost of using single trip permits. I recently met with an Alberta oilfield services company that had taken...read more
Remember summer camp? Your mom wrote your name on everything you owned, from your underwear to the plate you used to slurp up your beans in the mess tent. After too many late nights telling ghost stories and giggling with friends, you might forget to pack your pillow...read more
The other day I saw a quote by Albert Einstein who apparently proclaimed, “The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” I guess Albert never had to file a fuel tax return or license a truck. There is no 30-second elevator pitch to explain the...read more
One way that shoddy trucking companies stay a step ahead of the law is to ditch their old identities and apply for an authority under a new name. These reincarnated companies are called chameleon carriers, and in the United States the FMCSA has been working on a new...read more
The FMCSA’s has passed their final rulemaking on electronic logging devices which puts new emphasis on how to maintain records from onboard recording devices that use GPS or similar technology. That’s a good thing. Fleets just need to make sure their efforts don’t...read more
Have you ever watched a duck on a pond? Under the smooth surface of the water are two little webbed feet churning furiously to keep the bird gliding along. That’s a pretty good description of how IFTA and IRP work. By all appearances, they make it easier to collect...read more
I’m getting ready for the 2016 IFTA/IRP Audit Workshop in Las Vegas next week. I’ve been to most of these events over the past 20 years, and while some are better, more relevant, and yes, even more exciting than others, I always leave knowing more about the audit...read more
My mom made the best roast beef on the planet. She would always cut it in half before putting it in the pan, and it was yummy and juicy and had a lot of flavour. When I started cooking on my own, I followed her lead and cut my roast in half, too. I made a roast for my...read more
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a reciprocity agreement among the lower 48 states and Canadian provinces that’s designed to make it simpler for motor carriers that operate outside of their home jurisdiction to report and pay fuel tax. Vehicles...read more