Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #101

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Written by Owner Operator Team

How Per Diem Tax changes will affect owner-operators 

Per Diem is a tax deduction that the IRS allows to justify routine and necessary business meals and incidental expenses paid or incurred while traveling away from home. If you are an owner-operator, it will be useful for you to understand this issue again. This interesting post will help you with this.

Trucking with pets: benefits and difficulties 

Truck driver life can be really lonely, so it is great to have a pet co-pilot by your side. If you are just planning to have a pet in your truck, make sure your company rules don’t prohibit the practice. And you can find some useful tips about trucking with pets in this post.

“Best Fleets to Drive For” contest

Do you think you work in the best fleet? Then don’t waste your time and nominate it for the “Best Fleets to Drive For” contest. It is an annual event by the Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge. You can read more about it and write why you like to work for your company here

Truck parking funding denied by House infrastructure committee

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Tuesday advanced its portion of the $3.5 trillion 2022 Budget Reconciliation bill. But they did not adopt an amendment that would have provided $1 billion for truck parking projects. Why? Read more in this post.

96% of truckers feel their job is appreciated

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Truckstop.com conducted a survey of 500 truck drivers. According to the received data, almost all of them feel their job is appreciated. You can find other survey results here.