Truck Maintenance for the Winter

Truck Maintenance for the Winter

An ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure.  Especially in the winter when we’re talking truck maintenance. Those emergencies on the road can destroy any profit from a load.  We can’t predict when a part is going to fail.  Debris on the...

Here Is Your 2017 DOT Compliance Checklist

This article contains our updated 2017 DOT compliance checklist. Some of the information has changed since we published our original version in 2013. This is especially true when it comes to electronic logbooks, which are scheduled for mandatory use by December 2017....
Load Planning: How to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Load Planning: How to Stay Ahead of the Pack

Load planning is a great way to maximize your efficiency and your profit margins. In this post, we will cover the basics. However, please remember that load planning is more of an art than a science. Consider the following information an introduction to this topic....
Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

Keeping Smartphones Secure with TruckingOffice ELD App

According to the government’s ELD mandate, trucking companies are now required to install an electronic logging device in their trucks. This is to monitor truckers’ driving time. The mandate is also to ensure compliance with hours of service rules. To make this...
ELD Truck Log App:  What Do You Need?

ELD Truck Log App: What Do You Need?

We all know that the ELD mandate has created a bit of turmoil within the trucking industry. Truckers aren’t happy with the new ELD standards because they think it’s going to limit their hours, restrict their independence and make it impossible for them to make as much...
ELD Made Simple

ELD Made Simple

I spent some time with our electronic log device development team this week.  “Keep it simple,” we say.  You want the ELD made simple – so do we. TruckingOffice’s ELD system will be released soon with truckers in mind. What is the ELD Mandate...
The Eclipse and Truckers

The Eclipse and Truckers

Apparently, someone is worried about us truckers.  I saw this about the eclipse on the Overdrive website: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado are placing restrictions on oversize/overweight loads in the days around the eclipse. The Oregon Department of...
When Is the IFTA Due?

When Is the IFTA Due?

We Have to File the IFTA Maybe some of us are happy that the IFTA isn’t due until May 1st this year.  We have a whole Sunday to get it done right before we have to file it. As the IFTA filings are moving online – most states and jurisdictions expect...
Fuel Taxes Gone Up This Year

Fuel Taxes Gone Up This Year

Updating the IFTA Fuel Taxes Tables (So You Don’t Have To) With IFTA coming due in a just a few weeks, TruckingOffice has updated the fuel tax tables in preparation for the quarterly filing. To say we were surprised at what New Jersey just did isn’t a lie....
TruckingOffice On the Road to MATS

TruckingOffice On the Road to MATS

TruckingOffice – Mid America Trucking Show – MATS Last year, I took my kids to the Mid-America Trucking Show.  This year,  Dad and I are going to MATS and we are looking forward to some networking and new technology review.  There will be some exciting new...
Three Ways that Truck Parking Hurts All of Us

Three Ways that Truck Parking Hurts All of Us

Truck Parking isn’t just a one-sided issue. People want their stuff – and they want it cheap and in a hurry.  We drivers get this.  We want to deliver it quickly – and safely. But we hear time after time about communities that don’t want truck...
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