Truckers:  Reduce Fleet Risk in 2021

Truckers: Reduce Fleet Risk in 2021

Operating a safe and efficient fleet requires creating a fleet management plan that focuses on regulatory and physical risks.  Those risks can include vehicle maintenance, driver safety, and meeting federal, local, and state regulations.  Fortunately,...
2021 Truckers Guide for Newbies

2021 Truckers Guide for Newbies

Newbies: How to Decide if Trucking is Right for You One of the best ways to find out if trucking is right for you is to talk to someone who has been doing it for years.  He may talk about downsides such as the long hours alone, the awful weather, the bad food,...
ELD Violations: How to Avoid Them

ELD Violations: How to Avoid Them

In the world of trucking, it’s not difficult to violate rules at some point, especially with the long list of new violations that appeared along with the ELD mandate.  Anxiety about their ability to avoid ELD violations has many truckers on edge.  In...
Did You Know You Need an IFTA License?

Did You Know You Need an IFTA License?

IFTA was created to simplify fuel tax reporting as well as distribution of those taxes to each jurisdiction.  Of course, you’ve probably heard other truckers complain about the many complicated IFTA regulations and hope to avoid them.  Unfortunately, there are only a...
5 Helpful Tips for Dispatchers

5 Helpful Tips for Dispatchers

You’ve heard the rumors.  Driver turnover rates and driver shortages are increasing.  Why is this happening?  Of course, the reasons are numerous, but among them are unmet expectations, training, onboarding issues, and poor relationships with...
What to Look For When Deciding on an ELD Provider

What to Look For When Deciding on an ELD Provider

If you’re like most truckers, ELD is one of the trucking industry’s 3-letter words that makes you want to utter a string of 4-letter words. Especially now that you’re sorting through the hundreds of electronic logging devices on the market.  How do you choose the...
How to File Your IFTA Report

How to File Your IFTA Report

Oops!  Time is sneaking up on you.  It’s time to submit your 3rd quarter IFTA report due by October 31st.  If you’re new to the trucking industry, you’re a little nervous about this report.  Or, you’re still a little unsure how to file one. ...
Are Load Boards Worth the Money?

Are Load Boards Worth the Money?

If you’re trying to decide whether load boards are worth your money, there’s much to consider.  Load board and freight management systems have significant pros and cons.  However, many new owners/operators or small fleet owners find that it’s a good option...
What is the ELD Rule?

What is the ELD Rule?

As a commercial motor carrier driver or owner/operator you’ll be asking many questions.  So, to help you sort through the maze of information, we’ll talk about your biggest question, what is the ELD rule?  The ELD mandate is a federal government regulation...
Is Your IFTA Filing Done?  Now What?

Is Your IFTA Filing Done? Now What?

After your IFTA filing is done, then what? Do you just wait till October to deal with it again? You can – if you use TruckingOffice TMS. But don’t stop there. Accounts Any business has to deal with the finances. After all, we don’t drive for free....

Easiest IFTA Ever?

Are you looking at Q2 of this year and thinking, “This will be my easiest IFTA ever?” because you didn’t haul any freight? (Remember, you still have to file your IFTA even if you didn’t drive.) We’re hoping next quarter will be better and...
Understanding the IFTA Reporting System

Understanding the IFTA Reporting System

The IFTA reporting system has helped to simplify matters for trucking companies by minimizing the compliance requirements and reducing paperwork. If you have questions about the reporting system, or if you are new to the trucking business, here are some important...
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