Got a new trucker in your life? Need a suggestion for a trucker gift?
The New Trucker Gift
If you’re looking for a gift for a new trucker, there’s a lot out there. Probably your trucker needs everything.
So what’s the most important thing you can get them?
Let us suggest that your trucker needs the basics.
ELD – electronic logging device that’s required for all interstate trucks. There are a lot of options out there and as a non-trucker, it can be intimidating looking at them. What does a trucker need versus what they think they want?
Nothing against wanting. But the new trucker might want the “best” ELD on the market. But is the “best” the best for a new owner operator? Probably not.
The best ELD isn’t the one with all the bells and whistles that work for companies with thousands of trucks on the road. The low-priced, simple version that provides ELD compliance is really all a new trucker needs. Getting an ELD that is easy to install, simple to set up, and ready to use is the right gift for a new trucker.
TruckingOffice ELD is the right new trucker gift because
- The ELD is required.
- TruckingOffice’s ELD also helps the trucker compute their fuel taxes to the penny.
- TruckingOffice’s ELD is priced for the owner operator who needs to keep costs down.
Long-Distance Owner Operator Independent Trucker Gift
If your trucker’s been on the road for a while, you know that the industry has taken a huge hit in 2023. Rates have tumbled. Loads are offered for less than it costs to haul them.
For this trucker, we recommend a way to reduce the operating expenses of an owner operator trucking business: a complete trucking management software solution.
But my trucker uses Google for everything! It’s free! What can be better?
Yep, we hear you. We hear them.
But free is not always the best.
Free Google isn’t free when you consider how much time it takes to get Google to handle the trucking management tasks. Can Google create a dispatch that determines the best trucking route, capture the expenses including fuel and business costs like insurances and licenses, and bill the shipper in a timely fashion?
It takes a lot of programming to get Google to do all that work. That’s time that isn’t spent on the road, where your trucker makes money.
Why reinvent the wheel?
Trucking management software comes in every shade of assistance. There are packages for big shippers who have hundreds of trucks on the road. There are software programs that compute the IFTA fuel tax reports – but nothing else.
What’s the smart trucker gift?
TruckingOffice PRO trucking management software.
Too often, truckers don’t realize they’re running a business. Then they get caught in the position of not having billed, so they don’t have money to buy fuel for the next load. And then taxes fall due. And new license plates… and oil changes and… There’s always something.
Being a truck driver doesn’t make anyone a business person. There’s a lot to do to run a successful trucking business. That’s why a complete trucking management software system is critically important. Making sure that invoices are sent out and paid as well as tracking maintenance schedules and computing IFTA and IRP… plus personal taxes – it’s all part of running your own business.
Google may be free, but it’s a bad bargain when TruckingOffice PRO does it all for you. And it can be done at home on a desktop or on your smart phone in the cab of your rig. TruckingOffice PRO saves you time, which lets you make money.
Trucking Software and ELD
When you use TruckingOffice PRO and TruckingOffice ELD, they work together to create the most accurate records you need to make sure you’re paying the right amount of taxes. Instead of guesses that might lead to audits, TruckingOffice’s combined TMS and ELD gives you the data you need.
It’s not just about paying taxes. TruckingOffice PRO provides any trucker with the data analysis to understand how the business is doing, where it’s strong and where there’s work to make it better.
For a trucker gift, there’s nothing better than TruckingOffice PRO and ELD.
Check them out today!
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