The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Uniforms???? Your boss must be really picky about appearance....
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Don't tell him - but the boss is a real D I C K !!!

    And his wife - don't get me started . . .
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I think this is the category I throw $15 in for 'coin operated laundry" - whether or not I do laundry whilst on the road.
     
  5. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Ah, I was thinking gloves, hard hat, safety vest, things of that nature.
    I'm very rarely out longer than 8-9 days at the most, so I just carry a laundry bag back and forth to the truck.
     
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  6. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    I had to wear clothes to drive, so I always counted any clothing, shoes and underwear included, as uniforms.
     
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  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Don't quote me on the figure, up to 300 bucks if i remember right, can be claimed on typical clothing or all of the cost if you buy specific uniforms. Plus another 200 for boots, again, don't quote that specific number. I save receipts and look up the number to make sure i don't claim too much but don't retain the figure in my head for whatever reason. Getting old sucks.
     
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  8. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    The IRS is pretty particular about the definition of work clothes & uniforms; it has to be:

    1) required
    2) not suitable for everyday wear

    https://www.irs.gov/publications/p529/ar02.html
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Same here - but I inevitably leave some 'chunk' of clothing behind at home , like all my jeans, or singlets, and then get hit with 'hot sweaty load', 'dirt lot load', or 'rain on you only while loading ' , thus necessitating a trip to the well maintained, clean and reasonably priced truck stop laundry.
     
  10. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    Makes me wonder if I should claim my steel toe loafers. They have a casual look, but will still set off the security scanners at the entrance of any IRS office.
     
  11. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Hey Blair, wasn't it you that got a new seat from danny? Mind posting the make and model number? It's time to replace mine and you said that one was extremely comfortable.
     
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