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The transportation industry affects nearly every American. Either through the necessity of traveling from one place to another, shipping goods and services around the country, or working in a transportation-related job, transportation's share of the national economy is significant.

The trucking sector of the transportation industry includes local and long-distance freight transportation, logistics services and warehousing. Such companies are diverse, ranging from large employers to private owner/operators who work for themselves.

As you would expect, this industry is affected by unique areas of tax law, other governmental rules and reporting requirements and planning opportunities. Some examples of this include:

Choice of entity and possible separation of activities in different forms of entities

  • Accounting method selection
  • Other state reporting requirements and tax returns
  • Accounting for prepaid expenses
  • Per diems
  • Depreciation
  • Overnight travel
  • Use tax returns
  • Personal property tax returns
  • Excise tax credits (propane)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation reporting requirements based on the carrier class


The trucking industry represents one of the largest groups of clients served by RBSK Partners. These clients are involved in local and long-distance transportation, logistics services and warehousing sectors of this industry. They range in size from the individual owner/operator to very large companies with both employees and owner/operators who drive for them.


We work hard to stay abreast of developments that affect our transportation industry clients. We also assist them with their tax, bookkeeping, payroll, information technology and financing needs.


Regional Trucking Company



"Since 1994, RBSK Partners has assisted us with our tax, consulting and accounting needs. Their high quality services are delivered in a very timely and professional manner. When issues specific to our industry arise, we are confident in their advice. The manner in which they interact with our staff and other professional advisors ensure that we are making sound business decisions. We would recommend RBSK Partners for your tax and accounting needs."


Robert Schilling, President

Fraley & Schilling Inc.