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, if you’re new to trucking as an owner operator, you might not know that you need an ELD now – right from the start.
The ELD mandate is the requirement for every truck to have an electronic logging device to monitor the driver. The driver adds notes that indicate if the trucker if on-duty, or driving off-duty, working, or in the bunk (aka sleeping and off duty.)
Because it’s mandated by the US government, there’s no way to avoid it. And there are plenty of choices for an ELD out there. It may be that you don’t have a lot of money to invest in the ELD, so you’re looking for the cheapest one out there.
Is that the best idea if you’re new to trucking?
Invest in Yourself for the Long Term
There’s a balance somewhere in the decision-making process for any purchase. Do we spend the minimum and get the most basic? Sometimes the minimum isn’t the most basic – it’s just the cheapest. It may not be the best fit for you and your new trucking business. It’s not about cheapest, it’s about the one that works the most for you.
That’s why a TruckingOffice ELD and TMS working together is a better investment than a stand alone ELD and various programs to handle IFTA, IRP, invoicing and dispatches. If you’re new to trucking, then you might not appreciate the value of having a single program to manage all the parts of your trucking business. You could think that cheap (or free, aka Google docs, sheets, forms, and maps) is best.
One question: are you a computer programmer, or are you trucker? Not that you can’t be both. But reinventing the wheel is a waste of time and effort. TruckingOffice PRO already handles all of those tasks and many more!)
Free isn’t free if it costs time. Using the software that works for you is the best investment in your new trucking business.
New in Trucking? Go Simple!
For new owner-operators
- ease of use
- ease of installation
- lower price
have to be the biggest consideration. Especially if you’re interested in getting your own authority. Having the right ELD is critical. TruckingOffice ELD is easy to install and use.
There are a lot of things that a new trucking business owner has to master. Selecting an easy to use system saves time and eliminates frustration.
So give TruckingOffice ELD a chance to show you how we can help you with your new trucking company.