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...
Make More Money in Trucking: Cyber Monday

Make More Money in Trucking: Cyber Monday

So you’re thinking about investing in some software today, since it’s Cyber Monday. Maybe you’re thinking it’s time to upgrade. Or your cobbled together Google docs, maps, and spreadsheets are taking more time than you want. Or maybe you just...
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...
LTL Freight Shipping for Beginners

LTL Freight Shipping for Beginners

Less than a full load of freight shipping (LTL) potentially can create a profitable business model for a trucker or small fleet manager. It’s not a niche for everyone. But when you’re working with a box truck or hauling a small trailer, this may be the way...
Trucking Business Goals for This Year

Trucking Business Goals for This Year

Back in January, did you make some resolutions? Did you set trucking business goals for the year? How are you doing on those? New Year’s Resolutions and goals are often forgotten or abandoned before the end of the first month. It’s easy to get lost when we...
IRP Prep, IFTA Prep and Trucker Stats™

IRP Prep, IFTA Prep and Trucker Stats™

Do you hate doing the same work over and over? We do too. That’s why we take the dispatch and routing information when a load is entered into TruckingOffice PRO and use it over and over for you. Instead of asking your data entry to be redone for each task, you...
Split Loads:  New Invoice Feature

Split Loads:  New Invoice Feature

TruckingOffice Announces New Billing Feature Many trucking companies move freight by relaying the loads instead of a single driver.  This type of load management helps keep truckers close to home and that makes driver retention far easier.  But the billing has always...
There’s No Such Thing as GPS Miles

There’s No Such Thing as GPS Miles

Mileage matters more to truckers than probably to anyone else. We get paid per mile. We get taxed per mile. Even when we’re on vacation, we track miles per state. So what are we talking about when we say that there’s no such thing as GPS miles?! GPS Miles?...
Fuel Surcharges in Long Term Contracts

Fuel Surcharges in Long Term Contracts

When a contract for a dedicated route (or lane) is made, both the shipper and the trucker get a good deal. Some shippers do not want to depend on load boards because they want to know the trucker who is hauling the freight. The trucker has to appreciate a regular load...
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