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 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 Key to Build Up Your Trucking Customers

It’s all about the customer. Bet you wish you had a nickel for every time you heard that. As an owner operator, especially in days when the loads are small and not too many around, you need a way to make sure your trucking customers remember you.  Getting people...

Coffee-Motivated Billing

I have a friend who is constantly running low on money. Abby has regular lanes and is a good driver. She loves being on the road with her dog and sometimes her husband Nick. But the money end of the business? Always a problem for her. She’ll go without her own dinner...

Customer Acquisition Part 1

I just got off the phone with one of my drivers. He had a few words to say about freight hauling. I just happened to be the one who got the earful. Fuel may be down in price, but according to the driver, so are the loads. He said he’s having a rough time finding a...

Organization – Paper or Electronic Copy?

It would be a nightmare if I’d gotten this call before we started TruckingOffice. A bill that’s almost 6 months overdue is being contested because they claim they hadn’t gotten the bill of lading. In the old days, first I would have had to go through my spreadsheets...
How to File Amended IFTA Reports

How to File Amended IFTA Reports

A wise man once said “to err is human.” That’s certainly true when it comes to IFTA reports. Sometimes it’s necessary to file amendments to previous year’s returns. Here is a look at what you’ll need in order to do so. NOTE: these procedures will vary somewhat from...

Three Steps to Getting New Customers

Getting new customers is part of the trucking business that most truckers have to struggle with.  Shippers don’t just call up a new business, nor does a single call usually produce a great, long term contract for a profitable lane.  I’ve found that...

We’ve got your new tax guy!

Can you believe it’s tax time again? Are you sick of over-paying your income taxes year after stinkin’ year? And are you REALLY tired of listening to the driver in the next booth at the truckstop tell his friend how little he’s paying in taxes — and you KNOW...

Premium Routing and IFTA Compliance

We are always working to make TruckingOffice better for you.  We recently added some premium routing features from PC*Miler that include: maps, driving directions, street level routing, and the ability to email them to a driver. Driving directions to the shipper and...

How to Choose a Tax Preparer for Truckers

Think – Who did your income taxes last year? Did they give you good service? Were you happy with the result? Did they even KNOW trucker taxes? Over a year ago, the TruckingOffice team made a commitment to go beyond simply providing the very best bookkeeping and record...

What’s New in August

You asked and we listened!  Five brand new features have been added to TruckingOffice. Logo – You can now upload your company logo to appear on the top of all your invoices.  Invoices will now have a signature look to them with your logo at the top! Quick Miles...

Meet You at Mats

I spend a lot of time talking with our customers on the phone and via email.  This week I’ll be at MATS (The Mid-American Truck Show).  If you are attending MATS this week then I would love to get the opportunity to meet you in person.  I won’t be in a...

Annual Transportation & Strategy Summit

This will be a great oppertunity for anyone in the Laredo, Tx area next week to get some great information from some great industry leaders, and it’s free!  I highly recomend it. Annual Transportation & Strategy Summit in Laredo, TX! December 6, 2011 Come...

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