International Registration Plan: Who Needs It

International Registration Plan: Who Needs It

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a registration reciprocity agreement. It regulates the registration and operation of commercial vehicles in the United States and Canada. It was established in the 1960s and early 1970s. The process of applying for IRP...
Finding an Affordable ELD

Finding an Affordable ELD

According to studies, the FMCSA estimates that an ELD can cost a trucking company up to $495 a year, or over $41 per month. In the same study, it was shown that electronic logging devices could range from $165 to $832 per year. For any trucking company, these costs...
Trucking IFTA FAQs

Trucking IFTA FAQs

TruckingOffice trucking management software was built for a trucking office. Our owner, Allen Campbell, has had years on the road, owns his own authority, and had a fleet of 6 trucks. When working with the developers to create TruckingOffice, IFTA was on his mind....
IFTA Filing in Your TruckingOffice

IFTA Filing in Your TruckingOffice

Ten days from now, IFTA is due for 3Q. How’s your trucking company handling it? Is the IFTA filing in your trucking office a major headache – or just another task that takes a few minutes per truck? Trucking Office Tasks Tracking a load from first to last...
Choosing an ELD System for Your Trucking Company

Choosing an ELD System for Your Trucking Company

With so many electronic logging device companies out there, it can be difficult to decide which ELD system fits your company the best. Specific features can make using your ELD easy for you or your truck drivers. One such feature is an editable ELD logbook. Perhaps...
2019 ELD Standards: How Things Might Change in 2020

2019 ELD Standards: How Things Might Change in 2020

In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) kicked-off the new ELD mandate. The mandate stipulates that by December 16, 2019, all commercial motor carriers must have an electronic logging device. The device tracks hours of service. Furthermore, it...
Understanding the ELD Mandate

Understanding the ELD Mandate

The switch from paperwork to computer work can sometimes prove to be confusing or frustrating. Some people find that paperwork is easier and more reliable. They may think that there is no reason for a switch. However, when it comes to truck driving, the switch from...
IRP Best Practices: Deleting Vehicles

IRP Best Practices: Deleting Vehicles

The (IRP) International Registration Plan is an arrangement that allows for the allocated registration of vehicles used for commercial purposes. This gives a commercial vehicle that is eligible the chance to travel through more than one region using a single license...
Running an IFTA Report

Running an IFTA Report

For a lot of owner-operators and company drivers, it is a bit complex to understand the (IFTA) International Fuel Tax Agreement. Drivers who have knowledge of the history of IFTA and the reason as to why it was developed, believe they will be able to make more...
IFTA and TMS Together

IFTA and TMS Together

Some things just go together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or, peanut butter and chocolate.  And, peanut butter and bananas… I’m sensing a trend here. You know what else goes together?  IFTA and TMS. What is IFTA? Who Needs to File IFTA Reports? How Do...
How Does the IFTA Fuel Tax Work?

How Does the IFTA Fuel Tax Work?

The IFTA stands for the International Fuel Tax Agreement. It is an agreement between the lower 48 states in the U.S. and 10 provinces in Canada which simplifies fuel tax reporting. Trucking companies travel between jurisdictions on a daily basis. Without this...
How to Apply for Your IRP Plates

How to Apply for Your IRP Plates

What is IRP? IRP stands for International Registration Plan for Trucking. It is an agreement that authorizes registration among the jurisdictions or US States where commercial motor vehicles, such as 18-wheeler trucks, operate. What that means is if a truck transports...
IFTA Shortcuts

IFTA Shortcuts

Do you know any good IFTA shortcuts? GPS doesn’t always know best. LIke my drive home – the GPS always tells me to turn onto one street that’s right beside two schools.  Turning left there can take 10 minutes if you’re there right after school lets out....
IFTA Calculator Blues

IFTA Calculator Blues

It’s the first of July.  Do you have IFTA Calculator blues? IFTA and Maintenance  There’s a school of thought that says you don’t replace a part until one minute before it breaks. Only problem with that mindset is… you have to know when that minute is and...
5 Tips on Avoiding ELD Errors

5 Tips on Avoiding ELD Errors

There’s no denying that having an ELD solution in place can help you reach high levels of safety, savings, and efficiency in your trucking business. Unfortunately, the implementation and adoption of ELD devices can be a challenge. Even if everything is rolled out...
IRP Renewal: Who, What, When, Where & Why

IRP Renewal: Who, What, When, Where & Why

Every year, thousands of truck drivers flock IRP offices and stand in lines for hours waiting to renew their credentials. In many cases, what follows this are inaccurate charges, penalties, and processing delays, which sometimes end up putting truckers off the road....
ELD Mandate: What is It?

ELD Mandate: What is It?

You’ve probably heard about the ELD mandate by now. It has been shaking up the freight industry for a while, and you’re wondering whether this is just a buzzed-about word, or it’s actually here to stay. If that’s you, this article takes you through everything you need...
ELD and Trucking Management Systems

ELD and Trucking Management Systems

For small owner-operator trucking businesses, ELD hasn’t been a welcome change. It’s seen as invasive. People worry about the government spying on them. There hasn’t been a single benefit to truckers. TruckingOffice wants to change that. We see the...
Load Tracking for Beginners

Load Tracking for Beginners

Ever order anything from Amazon? Even they offer load tracking – just click on your order and you’ll see the last time it was checked in on their system. Load tracking is here and we truckers need to figure out how it’s going to impact us. Major...
IRP Resource Center Now Open

IRP Resource Center Now Open

Do you have questions about the International Registration Plan (IRP)? TruckingOfffice now has answers on the TruckingOffice IRP Resource Center. Like the TruckingOffice IFTA Resource Center, this website will give you many of the answers to the questions you have...
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