QuickBooks is probably the best-known small business software out there. I hear a lot of owner-operators tell me that it’s how they manage their finances. I can understand that for those people who are running a small fleet and have a bookkeeper. On one hand, the fleet manager needs dispatching and routing software like TruckingOffice, and on the other, the bookkeepers and accountants know and trust QuickBooks. When tax season rolls around, having the two work together is an ideal solution for a small trucking firm with multiple trucks and drivers.
But QuickBooks doesn’t do your IFTA.
There is a mileage feature in QuickBooks. But if you’re a new owner operator thinking that you could make that work for you – I don’t think you can.
You need a program that can create a load – the dispatch, the driver assignment and settlement, the routing, the mileage, the fuel purchases, the states the route goes through… It’s not simple. It’s not what Quickbooks was written to do.
Right now, truckers and fleet managers are starting to deal with the last quarter’s IFTA filings and if they tried to make Quickbooks work, what they may have done is made more work for themselves in the long run.
This is why the new owner-operator needs to consider what she’s going to use for the business side of the trucking business. If she does a Google search for “accounting software,” of course QuickBooks will be at the top. But maybe the new owner-operator needs a system that takes care of all those things in a single integrated program.
That’s where TruckingOffice comes in. We handle the trucking side of the trucking business.
TruckingOffice + QuickBooks = Trucking Business Success
We’ve been asked to get TruckingOffice to work with QuickBooks – and now we have. For those who want the two together, you can now share the data to let TruckingOffice manage the dispatch and QuickBooks to write the checks.
How it works
We’ve set it up so that if you use a purchased box program offline, you can use TruckingOffice to transfer your customer list into QuickBooks.
If you use the online version of QuickBooks, the programs are integrated. Expenses, driver settlements, invoices – all of them go into QuickBooks with the touch of a button.
But it won’t do your IFTA. Our new IFTA upgrade will speed up your IFTA filings.
Sorry, QuickBooks. You do the accounting, and we’ll handing the trucking management.