“No Truck Parking” Is Dangerous To Everyone

It’s becoming a greater problem for truckers to find a place to rest.  Truck stops are reducing the size of their parking lots.  Walmart lots are getting a reputation for being unsafe to point that some companies tell their truckers not to stop there.  Every...

How is using old software like fixing a bad tire?

I was driving down I-71 last week, dodging road gators. Somebody was driving on bad tires.  Or maybe lots of somebodies driving on bad tires. I guess it’s a bad habit, counting the number of trucks pulled over on the side with truck rescue crews parked in front...

The 12 Days Before the Roadcheck Blitz

We decided to have some fun with the Roadcheck Blitz this year.  Sing along with us! But at the end, this is how we feel: You know why we pass the Roadcheck Blitz every year? Because we don’t just care about our trucks for only the week before the Roadcheck. We...

Truck Routing and LTL Load Success

The first time that Joe and Angela decided to try LTL trucking, the whole process struck them way harder than it needed to be.  How difficult could it be to put three loads on a truck in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and deliver them to Houston, Austin, and Lubbock,...

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...

How To Take The Headache Out Of Truck Parking

Every once in a while, you hear about a big truck wreck caused by a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel, and then the politicians start talking about restricting hours on the road, and once again, truckers get the short end of the stick.  More regulations make it...

Why Buy Separate IFTA Software?

We’re starting to see some #IFTA tweets on Twitter and some Facebook comments – not many yet, but a few.  Since we’re gearing up for our IFTA, we guess we’re just noticing it more. There’s a bookkeeping service out there that charges per...

How Do You Thank Your Mechanic?

Is there a tougher job than the on-the-road truck mechanic? I see them along the sides of the highways and think about the times I’ve needed their help.  Maybe I had to wait longer than I wanted. A breakdown on the road, especially when I hauled the extra-heavy...

How LTL Billing Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Less-than-load (LTL) shipments are a great way to boost your revenues. To take advantage of this lucrative market, though, you need the right LTL billing software. That’s one more reason to take TruckingOffice for a free 30-day test drive. With our product in your...

The Right Tool for LTL Success

Are you trusting your memory?  Or maybe a white board?  Or a deck of index cards? For me, keeping track of LTL shipping was enough to stop me from trying it.  I liked hauling the full loads – even the heaviest loads – so long as I didn’t have to try...

Profit and Loss or Company Overview Report

Do you know how much you make in profit per mile? Why would you want to know? TruckingOffice introduced a new Profit and Loss Report (P&L) this month.  This is a standard accounting report that takes all in the income and subtracts all the expenses and gives you a...
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