Jeopardy Trucking Company

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“Good afternoon, Jeopardy Trucking company. Radar O’Reilly speaking”

“What is a customer greeting?”

“Right for 100…..Dispatch”

“What department should I ask for if I wanted to get the status of my shipment”

“That’s correct for 200. Bill Smith”

“Who would I need to talk to?”

“Perfect – good for 300. Dispatch”

“Where are you routing the call to?

That’s correct…good for 400.”

“Shipment Tracking. Hush Puppies”

“Who is calling to check on their shipment?”

“Wonderful, you get 500. Schenectady, New York”

“Where is my shipment right now?”

“That’s good for 600. 3:45pm”

“What is the projected time of arrival?”

“You hit 700 -Dispatch software. Trucking software”
“How can one possibly know where all your shipments are, anticipate what customers are going to ask  – and satisfy customers beyond belief?”

“And 800…….bzzt”

“What is Double Jeopardy?”

“Good for 900.  4,500 – Betting All”

“How much do you want to bet for double jeopardy?”

“Perfect. An agreement between the lower 48 states and the provinces of Canada to simplify the reporting of fuel use by motor carriers that operate in more than one jurisdiction. Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories do not participate. An operating carrier with IFTA receives an IFTA license and two decals for each qualifying vehicle it operates. The carrier files a quarterly fuel tax report. This report is used to determine the net tax or refund due and to redistribute taxes from collecting states to states that it is due.

This tax is required for motor vehicles used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property and:

  • The Power Unit has two axles and gross vehicle weight registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, and/or
  • The Power Unit has three or more axles regardless of weight, and/or
  • Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight. 

Exceptions exist for Recreational Vehicles (such as motor homes, pickup trucks with attached campers, and buses when used exclusively for personal pleasure by an individual). Some states have their own exemptions that often apply to farm vehicles or government vehicles.”

“What is IFTA all about according to the information in Wikipedia?”

“She wins a 1000. That’s our champion ladies and gentlemen. Helen Hussman of Hushpuppies!”

“What is an overexcited game show host?”

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