Late Trucking Invoice Payments

Late Trucking Invoice Payments

Nobody is going to haul freight for free. Nobody can afford to. There are simply too many costs, but some shippers seem to expect us to by making late trucking invoice payments. Late trucking invoice payments have long been a real issue for independent owner operator...
Running Your Trucking Company

Running Your Trucking Company

Who’s running your trucking company? Most truckers on the road are independent owner operators and have to manage their businesses themselves. While the long hours on the road are the core of the business, it’s the back office that makes the business work....
State HOS Requirements

State HOS Requirements

We’ve been getting this question recently. Since it’s the federal Department of Transportation / FMSCA requirement for an electronic logging device (ELD), do I have to have one if I don’t drive outside of my state? If my state’s hours of...
What Do You Think of Highway.com?

What Do You Think of Highway.com?

Have you heard about Highway.com? This new company says it offers information about carriers, such as their trucking authority, their DOT number, proof of insurance, that sort of thing. Not a bad idea – we’ve all heard about fraudsters in the trucking...
How to Pass the CVSA Inspections

How to Pass the CVSA Inspections

We all know the truckers who conveniently take off the week of the CVSA inspections for their vacation. As soon as those dates are posted, they plan to get off the road. We’d like to ask – what are you afraid of? Don’t think you can pass the...

ELD and Light Duty Truckers

A growing segment of the trucking industry is the light duty truckers – people with big pickups who haul small loads in the bed or on a trailer. Sometimes we get questions whether these light duty truckers need an ELD. So let’s take a look at who needs an...

How to be a Strategic Fleet Builder

If you’re currently running a small fleet of trucks, maybe you’re thinking it’s time to grow. But how do you decide what type of vehicle to buy? Being a strategic fleet builder requires data to make the right decisions to grow and not just take on...
MATS:  Mid-America Trucking Show

MATS: Mid-America Trucking Show

If there’s one truck show we think you should go to this year, consider going to MATS, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Why should you go? 1 It’s Big. Like BIG. This show is huge! And since it’s so big, you just can’t...
How to Finance a Truck Purchase

How to Finance a Truck Purchase

If you’re one of the brave who’s ready to step into the trucking industry, the biggest investment is buying a truck. Your equipment choices will impact your trucking career for years to come. A truck purchase requires careful research into the make and...
Time to Expand Your Trucking Business?

Time to Expand Your Trucking Business?

We saw an article come across the internet today about how there are now 9,000 fewer trucking authority permits active now. After we started breathing again, we read further, but one thought keeps coming back: Is it time to expand your trucking business? Look,...
Time to Start a Trucking Business?

Time to Start a Trucking Business?

Are we nuts, suggesting that right now might be time to start a trucking business? Don’t we know we are in a trucking recession? That may be why we’re talking about it now. Contrarians Start a Trucking Business in 2023 TruckingOffice PRO has a new customer...
Trucking Business Goals for 2024

Trucking Business Goals for 2024

Trucking Business Goals It’s that time of year again, when we set goals and forget them in 21 days. At least, that’s what most of us do. So did you set your trucking business goals for this year? So we’re going to make the effort to remind you at...
How to Become a Truck Owner Operator

How to Become a Truck Owner Operator

You promised yourself that you’d take that step to become a truck owner operator next year. It’s next year. How to become a truck owner operator is the question. So let’s talk about moving into your own rig. Recession: Time to Wait or Time to Jump...
Streamline Your Trucking Business

Streamline Your Trucking Business

During a trucking recession, making a profit in your trucking business requires a long, hard look at every part of your company. And we’ll bet that the thing you see is that your business systems could use some finetuning. How do you streamline your trucking...
Trucking Business Plan 2024

Trucking Business Plan 2024

Maybe you’re a new trucker. Maybe you’ve got a million miles under you. Either way, it’s time to make your trucking business plan for 2024. Why We Need a Trucking Business Plan Can you imagine getting a load and not being told the delivery location?...
Trucker Gift for Christmas

Trucker Gift for Christmas

Got a new trucker in your life? Need a suggestion for a trucker gift? The New Trucker Gift If you’re looking for a gift for a new trucker, there’s a lot out there. Probably your trucker needs everything. So what’s the most important thing you can get...
ELD Compliance for Your Trucking Company

ELD Compliance for Your Trucking Company

Did you see that the FMCSA has revoked 10 more ELDs from the Registered Devices list? Those systems failed to meet minimum requirements. ELD compliance is not optional for truck owner operators or fleets. The systems must be replaced in 60 days. Not exactly news you...
Is the Cheapest ELD Best for You?

Is the Cheapest ELD Best for You?

When you’re starting out in a new trucking business, either as an owner-operator or as a fleet manager, it’s tempting to cut corners. When making a choice, sometimes the biggest decision-maker is cost. But is the cheapest ELD best for you? Maybe not. How...
LTL Freight Meaning?

LTL Freight Meaning?

What’s the meaning of LTL Freight? It’s a question that’s often searched on the Internet: LTL freight meaning. Every industry has their own abbreviations. ELD – electronic logging device TMS – trucking management software IFTA –...
New In Trucking? Need an ELD Now!

New In Trucking? Need an ELD Now!

Are you new in trucking? Just got your first rig? Think you can make it work? We believe you can, but you may need some information to make it. TruckingOffice is here for you with the software and equipment you need right now, like the TruckingOffice ELD. For example,...
ELD, IFTA, and Trucking Software

ELD, IFTA, and Trucking Software

There are more complicated decisions that we have to make in starting a trucking company. Trucking businesses have many moving pieces and, yeah, I did make the pun. You need ELD and IFTA software. But if there’s one solution to three (or four) problems,...
Will Electric Trucks Have to File IFTA?

Will Electric Trucks Have to File IFTA?

Will electric trucks have to file IFTA? People ask this question for good reasons. If the future of vehicles is electric engines, then what happens to the roads as the fuel taxes disappear? Will drivers of electric trucks have to abide the the Hours of Service...
Hot Shots and ELD

Hot Shots and ELD

If you’re running a hot shot trucking business, does your rig need and ELD? Hots shots and ELD is a question we hear often enough. There’s a split on the topic. Some people think they don’t need an ELD. Others believe they do. Why is there any...
Best ELD for Owner Operators

Best ELD for Owner Operators

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for trucks went into effect five years ago. So unless you’ve been on the road more than five years, you’ve never driven a truck without an installed ELD. The ELD tracks the hours that a driver is driving the rig,...
What is a Double Blind Delivery?

What is a Double Blind Delivery?

Do you know what a double blind delivery is? It’s almost like Mission: Impossible. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to deliver the cargo to this address, but do not release the shipper’s name or location to the recipient. In this crazy logistics...
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