In order to prevent commercial motor vehicle related accidents and their effects and to contribute to their operational safety through enforcement of safety regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established in the year 2000 within the U.S. Department of Transportation. It works in sync with Federal, State, local enforcement agencies, the trucking industry and others to accomplish their core vision. They have recently launched a Facebook page which can be accessed at www.facebook.com/FMCSA, in order to further create awareness of their safety programs, encourage collaboration, stimulate innovation and engage people to share ideas on improvising nation’s highway safety.
Why safeness is goodness for business?
For truckers in business, safety is always good whether you have just started your business or already into it for years now. Benefits of safety improve your bottom line and operating efficiency. According to facts from FMCSA,
- The average cost of a large truck crash involving a fatality is $3.6 million per crash.
- A crash with injuries costs almost $200,000 per crash.
- The average cost of all large truck crashes is about $91,000 per crash.
The good news is that, crashes are preventable by
- Being within speed limits on duty
- Stopping usage of controlled substances and alcohol during driving
- Complying to the hours of service and preventing driver fatigue
- Wearing safety belts while on the move
- Driver retention efforts
Operating safely is operating legally
Before all that, the very first step to operating safely is operating legally. One of the most important is that, if you own a truck and drive it on public highways, you have to figure out the heavy vehicle use tax amount due that you have to pay to the IRS and file the returns to them safely. Filing returns safely happens error-free, less troubling and less taxing on tax2290.com.
If you file 25 or more vehicles, you ought to file electronically. Otherwise also, filing electronically is always recommended by the IRS. Our secure online tax filing application makes your tax filing activity easy and earns you savings like money spent on postages, time wasted in walking or driving back and forth to the IRS for corrections etc. Only when you pay your HVUT and provide the proof of payment to the state, can your truck even move on the highways legally in order to be safe from there.
So, wind up all your other works if you haven’t paid your heavy vehicle use tax until now and e-file the same with tax2290.com for some exciting offers before the 31st of August, 2012 which is the due date for vehicles first used in July 2012 because, operating safely is first operating legally.