Alabama Truckers Wife With Tips
This is my first time submitting a comment to a blog, however, after reading all the interesting entries here I felt the need to comment.
My husband has been an owner operator leased to companies for a long time. For those who are wanting to get into this business, please keep good records of everything.
Our accountant has given us tip sheets for items to claim with taxes. Gatorade/Powerade can be claimed for hydration purposes.
Air Freshener, sunglasses, cleaning supplies, trash bags, work shoes, storage containers, watch, visine, toiletries.
ANYTHING that you put in or on your truck, all truck repairs,parts and maintenance, fuel, fuel additive, oil, antifreeze,tires, just to name a few.
Keep all of your receipts regardless if you think it is not necessary because tax laws change all the time.
And, this business has been good to us, raising two daughters who are both college graduates. My husband was able to go to school events with them and attend all the important functions for family events.
We are not rich by monetary means, however, we are very blessed what God has given us. The down side of this type of living is the time my husband has to be away and when loads are slow.
Just like any other type of business, you have to manage your money, plan, keep good records and follow up and make sure you inspect your settlement sheets to make sure you are paid correctly.
Think like a business person not a time clock employee.
God Bless You and have a Wonderful weekend!