Nobody is managing a truck fleet with pencils and paper anymore, are they?
Sure, 30-40 years ago, a lot of us started out with multi-page bills of lading, hand-written log books and notes written in little flip spiral-bound notebooks. We graduated to Lotus 123 and Excel spreadsheets. When Google gave us Maps, Docs and Sheets, we might have thought we’d been given half of our lives back.
Nobody’s looking back at the”good” old days. With the start of IFTA in 1991, things were supposed to be easier. I guess they are. Having access to the data on a computer meant we didn’t have to hunch over our desks with confusing forms from different states, trying to figure out tax rates and miles. We got our answers quicker than ever before, but we were still stuck at our desks for hours on end.
Is the combination of Google Docs, Sheets, and Maps really the best answer today?
We don’t think so. Not anymore.
You need more.
We’re not saying that you can’t find a way to make spreadsheets show you what you need to know. You can fix a bad tire – but can you make it safe? Why would you waste your time? You’ll end up repeating the repair again and again – at the expense of time and effort that will cost more than a new tire. That’s what using a combination of Google Docs, Sheets, and Maps ends up being. You’ll spend more time programming – and less on the road. Did you want to become a computer programmer? No, you wanted to be a trucker. Hours spent working on macros and formulas were hours you weren’t driving. Instead of time with your family, you were spending time at your desk for hours on end… wait… wasn’t that what we were trying to get away from?
For new owner operators, it may feel like spending money every month on a program like TruckingOffice when you could do it for free with Google is a bad investment. For fleet managers, the problems are compounded with every single vehicle on every load. But will a software keep up with the changes in the law and regulations? With a spreadsheet you program yourself, at least you can be sure that everything is up to date. But is that what you want to spend your time on?
Whether you’re an owner operator or running a small fleet, you’re a business who needs software that addresses your needs. A software that won’t tie you to a desk when you need to be on the road. The freedom to manage your trucking business. The knowledge of how to make it grow. All while you’re on the road or at the office, not at home.
What Will Small Trucking Company Software Give You?
TruckingOffice small trucking company software can give your business the edge it needs to compete with the big boys. If you’re still doing things the old-fashioned way with Google or even pencil and paper, then you owe it to yourself to explore the many advantages TruckingOffice provides. Here are some of the ways our product can revolutionize your business:
- By giving you a cloud-based solution to the challenges of data storage. Hard drive crashes used to spell disaster for a small firm, not to mention risks due to theft, fire, or natural disaster. In short, anything that could damage your desktop or laptop machine could do untold damage to your company, since all of its records were stored on the device. That’s no longer the case. With the cloud, your irreplaceable data is protected by state-of-the-art security measures, the same ones used by giant companies like Walmart, Amazon, and Apple. This means more convenience and peace of mind for you.
- By enabling you to maintain and update your records with point-and-click ease. After all, you didn’t get into the trucking business to do paperwork. That’s why we built TruckingOffice to handle all the routine busywork that keeps you from driving.
- By freeing you from worry about expensive or confusing software updates. With TruckingOffice, you always have the latest version at your fingertips, thanks to our online subscription-based model. That’s one less thing you have to worry about when you use our product.
Right now you can take TruckingOffice for a free 30-day test run. We won’t ask for checking information or credit card number unless you decide to stick with us. Drive it around the block, kick the tires, and see if you agree with us that it’s the best small company trucking software on today’s market. We think you will.