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U.S. Mexico Trucking Agreement

On Wednesday, July 6, the U.S. and Mexico came to an agreement over a cross-border trucking dispute that has lasted 15 years. Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1994, Mexican trucks have only been allowed to drive within a 25-mile radius of the border.

American Trucking Associations, Inc. 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition

The consensus of the participants at the National Accounting & Finance Council (NAFC) of the American Trucking Associations, Inc.’s 2011 Annual Conference was that the future of the transportation industry is bright.

Proposed Natural Gas Tax Incentive

On April 6, 2011, The New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions of 2011 (NAT GAS 2011) was introduced by a bipartisan group of congressmen

Transportation Employee Overtime Exemption Limited

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a memorandum that clarifies the effect of The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act:

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The dilemma of rising fuel and transportation costs

For years companies in the transportation industry have dealt with the dilemma of how to maintain profit margins in an economic time where rising fuel

Propane Tax Credit Extended Through 2011

Warehousing and business operations with propane-powered motor vehicle equipment (forklifts and tow-motors) were afforded a popular 50-cents-per-gallon

Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels Credit Claims Procedures in Notice 2011-10

The IRS has provided exclusive claims procedures addressed in Notice 2011-10 for biodiesel and alternative fuels credits, which were both extended through

Retired Lt. Gen. Gus Pagonis Shares Thoughts on Corporate Leadership and the Supply Chain

Gus Pagonis was the featured speaker at Schneider Downs’ “Leadership of the Supply Chain” event for transportation and logistics industry

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2010 Small Business Jobs Act - Impact on Purchasing Trucking Equipment

The recently enacted 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (2010 Act) includes a wide-ranging assortment of tax breaks and incentives for small businesses. For asset-based trucking companies, the following should provide significant tax planning opportunities in the near-term:

FedEx Receives Favorable Ruling in Recent Court Decision

The most recent federal court decision in late August is part of the ongoing battle between FedEx Ground and its drivers over the company’s classification

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