When Is the HVUT Due?

When Is the HVUT Due?

When is the HVUT due?  Short answer:  August 31.  Probably there’s another question: What’s an HVUT? A heavy vehicle use tax is collected by the US government once a year.  It’s based on the weight of your equipment. The table below illustrates these...
TruckingOffice ELD Helps Truckers Make Money

TruckingOffice ELD Helps Truckers Make Money

What’s the best investment of a trucker’s time? If the measure of success is profit – then the best investment of a trucker’s time has to be driving.  There’s the power of the ELD data – to know and understand what a trucker is...
ELD Solutions Made Easy

ELD Solutions Made Easy

Many ELD solutions are complicated. You need tons of hardware, a massive instruction manual, and hours upon hours to figure out how to install it, how to use it, and how to work it into your processes day in and day out. Wasn’t the ELD mandate supposed to make things...
Choosing an ELD Checklist

Choosing an ELD Checklist

The electronic logging device mandate deadline has passed. Therefore, if your truck doesn’t have an approved ELD device on board right now, you’re out of compliance. Additionally, you could face serious penalties. Want to avoid those repercussions and make sure...
Where do you buy an ELD?

Where do you buy an ELD?

The new ELD requirements for the trucking industry are strict and for truckers, owner-operators and fleet builders. There’s no avoiding them once they go into effect. At that point, you will be required to comply with the ELD mandate or risk being penalized.  We know...
ELD Mandate Requirements:  What do you need to know?

ELD Mandate Requirements: What do you need to know?

What will your truck look like if you skip the ELD?  Just ignore the ELD mandate requirements? That’s what it will look like. Unless something highly unlikely happens, the ELD mandate will take effect on December 17, 2017.  That’s a month away. Will you be...
Election Day:  Did you vote?

Election Day: Did you vote?

We’re not going to endorse any candidate or policy.  That’s up to you.  But since politicians were the ones who put the ELD mandate out there, voting is clearly important.  Did you vote yet? Life on the road means you see a lot of this country. ...
Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

According to the government’s ELD mandate, trucking companies are now required to install an electronic logging device in their trucks. This is to monitor truckers’ driving time. The mandate is also to ensure compliance with hours of service rules. To make this...
ELD Truck Log App:  What Do You Need?

ELD Truck Log App: What Do You Need?

We all know that the ELD mandate has created a bit of turmoil within the trucking industry. Truckers aren’t happy with the new ELD standards because they think it’s going to limit their hours, restrict their independence and make it impossible for them to make as much...
ELD Made Simple

ELD Made Simple

I spent some time with our electronic log device development team this week.  “Keep it simple,” we say.  You want the ELD made simple – so do we. TruckingOffice’s ELD system will be released soon with truckers in mind. What is the ELD Mandate...
The Eclipse and Truckers

The Eclipse and Truckers

Apparently, someone is worried about us truckers.  I saw this about the eclipse on the Overdrive website: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado are placing restrictions on oversize/overweight loads in the days around the eclipse. The Oregon Department of...
ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

ELD Mandate: Truth and Myths

The deadline for complying with the ELD mandate is December 17, 2017, according to the FMCSA website. You’ll need to have your vehicles compliant by that date. Unfortunately, there’s a ton of misinformation floating around about the ELD mandate, both on...
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