Ben Reiland

  • Is your business services vehicle program benefitting your company? Whether or not your business services vehicle program works for you, you know the industry is a catch all. It includes companies as similar as marketing and advertising firms, or as different as cleaning services and security systems. They’re tied together by one simple fact. They…

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  • Oil Market Oversupply and Its Ramifications Remember how high gas prices were less than a month ago? Now a trip to the pump is far less painful. What happened that pushed the price down, besides another indication that the oil market is ever shifting and far from predictable? Well, in short, oil market oversupply. Oil…

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  • What the 2019 IRS Mileage Rate means for your company  As sure as snowfall in winter, the IRS will soon be announcing the mileage rate for 2019. This rate impacts any company that has employees who drive for work. So, most companies. But what does this rate mean? How will it impact your business? Well that’s what this post is all about.  What…

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  • Trends that Contribute to Oil Market Volatility As mentioned in the previous Oil Check, the price of gas depends on a number of factors. Supply and demand has a large impact. Luckily for suppliers, demand outlook remains strong. But demand also depends on multiple factors that track with the state of the global economy. If…

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  • What is Crude Oil and Who Are the Top Producers? To kick off our first Oil Check post, we’re going to give a bit of background information on what goes into the price of gas and the top crude oil producers. We’ll start with the cost. Supply and demand are major factors. If the global…

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  • Illinois’ New Labor Law and Business Mileage Reimbursement Illinois recently passed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA). This amendment requires employers to reimburse their workers for “necessary” costs “directly related to services performed for [their] employer[s].” While this new law does not go into effect until January 1st of 2019,…

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  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and Your Reimbursement Looking forward to the holiday season fast approaching? In the next four months we’ll be celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Tax Season. You probably don’t have your candy, turkey, gifts, champagne and migraine medication yet. But there’s plenty of reason to prepare for…

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  • Distracted Driving and Your Company Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. Wind on the back of your neck can break your attention, though not as violently as a giant pitcher of flavored drink mix smashing through your wall. Regardless of how they arrive, distractions have the same affect, pulling your attention away from where…

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  • Look at as much data as you want, visit as many fortune tellers as you can afford, the fact remains: no industry is immune to market fluctuation. Even if you aren’t particularly good at dancing, you know the steps. When the market booms, your company grows. When it busts, your company tightens its belt. What…

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  • In the last post in this series, we covered the recent news regarding commodities and tariffs. More specifically, we looked at the commodities targeted by the Trump administration, and the retaliatory tariffs other countries imposed on goods from the United States. We also highlighted negative tariff impacts on three key industries including auto parts manufacturers,…

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