I heard this on the radio the other day:
Sitting is the new smoking.
Yes, someone out there thinks that sitting is as bad for your health as smoking.
As truckers, we’re probably going to take that with a grain of salt, but consider this:
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time doing paperwork causes most people to tilt their head. This stresses the vertebra in your neck, leading to strained muscles and pinched nerves. Over time it can even cause spinal issues that require surgery.
- Staring at papers for hours can induce eyestrain. That can lead to issues ranging from migraine headaches to long-term vision problems. Glasses may help this problem but cannot solve it entirely.
- When you sit at a desk for long periods of time, muscles in your abs and other parts of your body begin to atrophy. This can contribute to illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.
Some studies even show that office workers are at a greater risk for colon and breast cancer.
I don’t know about you, but I hear a lot about trucker health these days. Maybe it’s the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing – time to make a goal to improve yourself. I can’t argue with the idea that our jobs put us at risk for some health issues that we should address with diet and exercise. If all those things are true, then we truckers need to make some changes – but I don’t think the government is going to let us stop filing the IFTA. So what can we do?
Sitting Down and Doing the IFTA Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Without IFTA software, the only way to ensure you pay the correct amount of fuel taxes is with lots of scratch paper, some pencils, and a pocket calculator. You’ll also need a comfortable chair, a good overhead light, and plenty of patience since the task can take many hours. (I used to get a lot of cardio exercise when I did the IFTA – but getting my heart pumping and my blood pressure up probably isn’t what those experts want, right?)
We bet you never thought doing your taxes the old-fashioned way could be so dangerous! You need a modern solution to your IFTA.
You Need the Modern Solution
Fortunately, there’s an easy answer: TruckingOffice IFTA software. It makes quick work of paying your fuel taxes, giving you more time to put miles behind you and money in your pocket. How does it do that?
TruckingOffice can work on any computer – your smartphone, your tablet or your desktop – wherever it is. Don’t wait to do all your paperwork when you get home! You can manage it from the truckstop or while waiting for the crew to get your next load onboard. Now instead of waiting and wasting time, you’re saving up your minutes at home to do the most important things.
Because we’re the modern solution, you won’t have to worry about the security issues, backups or accessibility. We’ve got it all covered.
TruckingOffice can help you to manage every aspect of your trucking business. But don’t take our word for it. Find out for yourself by taking our software for a free 30-day test drive, starting today. Even if you haven’t used our software until today, you can still use it to compute this IFTA due this month and find out how fast it will be next time around when you keep up with it throughout the months. TruckingOffice also handles dispatches, invoicing, account management, tracking maintenance and producing financial reports designed for truckers, not accountant.
Don’t spend your time doing your IFTA sitting at a desk! Using TruckingOffice and get it done fast!