2290 Deadline Approaching

2290 Deadline Approaching

The 2290 Heavy Highway Use Tax deadline is quickly approaching. The last day to file is August 31, 2021. Avoid penalties and stress by getting this off your plate and done correctly. Adding and removing trucks can be a little tricky (knowing how to pro-rate). We can help you save money by accurate and timely filing.

As a reminder, the 2290 Form (Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax) is required to be filed and paid annually for every truck and tractor using public highways (5,000+ miles) and weighing 55,000+ lbs. The 2290 is required for all registration renewals and must be paid anytime a new vehicle is added to your fleet. In this case of a new addition, the tax is due by the end of the month following the date the vehicle is first used on the public highways.

To file electronically, which we highly recommend, you will need your Employer Identification Number (EIN). This is not accomplished with a social security number. The addition or removal of fleet vehicles can make electronic submissions a little more complex. So call us and let us help; we can save you time and money!

Let VLC Save You Money

VLC can take the 2290 filing off your hands and let you focus on other important business opportunities. Let us evaluate your 2290 requirement and all of the complexities of the system. We will ensure your filings are accurate, timely, and completed properly, thus avoiding any late fees or penalties for errors or omissions. We will provide you with a stamped receipt to keep in your truck with an electronic copy on file as a backup.

Let us do all the heavy lifting when it comes to filing your 2290 and all other required documents. You will find that the process and the savings will encourage you to outsource more of your compliancy needs, allowing you to focus on running your business. Whether it’s a small fleet or a large operation, VLC is here to help with all your licensing, fleet and driver compliance.

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week

The CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program holds an annual Brake Safety Week scheduled for August 22-29, 2021. During this campaign, commercial vehicle inspectors will conduct brake inspections across the country to identify brake-related violations which can pose a risk to drivers and public safety.

How To Prepare

This year’s Brake Safety Week will have inspectors checking brake systems and brake components for out-of-service conditions and compiling data on brake hoses and tubing (a focus area for this year’s safety week). Here are our recommendations for preparation:

  1. Make sure your air brake system and all brake components have been recently checked
  2. Your mechanic should know the size and type of the air brake chamber and the maximum allowable push rod travel for that chamber. Be sure it is properly adjusted
  3. Inspect all brake hoses and tubing to be sure they are free of leaks or visible damage
  4. Components such as cotter and clevis pins, should be checked for wear or damage
  5. Check the slack adjuster; automatic slack adjusters can become worn and faulty
  6. Test all air lines; be sure brakes are not spongy, soft, or allow the pedal to be depressed too far

These are some of the obvious components that can be flagged during an inspection. Get your brakes check by a professional and avoid a vehicle out-of-service condition. Proactive brake checks and any necessary repairs are important to the safety of the driver, the public, and your transport business.

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

TripDAWG – Compliance at your Fingertips

TripDAWG – Compliance at your Fingertips

TripDAWG is a customizable fleet management solution that is built for your business needs. It starts with a telematics device that is simple to install. The telematic device collects a wide range of data points, then we help you focus on those that matter to your fleet management needs. It really does put your fleet compliance at your fingertips!

Start Simple – Build Something Really Powerful

Our TripDAWG solutions are proven to save time, save money, and add an increased level of safety to your fleet operations. Here are a few examples of how telematics data that can be applied to improve your operations:

  • Safety
  • Routing & Dispatch
  • Asset Tracking
  • ELD, DVIR, IFTA
  • Efficiency (Parking, Idling, Road impediments)
  • Weather
  • Fuel Management
  • Service & Predictive Maintenance

And so much more. All this data is at your fingertips and the ability to use it effectively to manage your fleet operations.

Get started with TripDAWG and see a whole new road ahead for cost effective fleet management!!!

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

 
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