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Some truckers like to get their hands into their engines and handle much of their own maintenance.  Other truckers spend a lot of time trying to find the ideal routes and the best loads. But nobody wants to manage IFTA.  If only there were a simple IFTA fuel tax filing option… Imagine a simple IFTA […]

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What Is The IFTA? IFTA, which stands for the International Fuel Tax Agreement, was started in order to simplify the reporting of motor carrier fuel used for tax purposes. The IFTA covers the lower 48 United States and many Canadian provinces. Trucking companies often operate in multiple jurisdictions and travel across many different states at […]

The post IFTA Sticker: Costs, Possible Fines, and How to Get One appeared first on TruckingOffice.

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How many random letters can you throw into a trucking discussion?  IFTA ELD TMS IRP  If you’re already crying uncle, imagine being a new trucker and trying to understand our lingo.   IFTA ELD IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement.  57 different jurisdictions agreed to make filing fuel taxes simpler by banding together across the […]

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The International Registration Plan, also known as IRP, is a reciprocity agreement between states in the United States, the District of Columbia, and some provinces of Canada that recognize the registration of commercial motor vehicles that are registered in other jurisdictions. It allows for payments to be made based on the collective number of miles […]

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Do you know any good IFTA shortcuts? GPS doesn’t always know best. LIke my drive home – the GPS always tells me to turn onto one street that’s right beside two schools.  Turning left there can take 10 minutes if you’re there right after school lets out. It’s a lot faster to turn two streets […]

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Background According to the Federal Highway Administration, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act — also known as MAP-21 — was signed on July 6th, 2012. This mandated that ELDs must be in all commercial motor vehicles involved with interstate commerce. It passed officially in December of 2017. ELD devices essentially record […]

The post The Best ELD Devices on the Market Right Now appeared first on TruckingOffice.

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It’s the first of July.  Do you have IFTA Calculator blues? IFTA and Maintenance  There’s a school of thought that says you don’t replace a part until one minute before it breaks. Only problem with that mindset is… you have to know when that minute is and pray it’s not on the road. There’s a […]

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Aah, so you have decided to start a trucking company! Great idea! Whether you own one truck or a large fleet, there’s a good chance that you have considered getting a trucking management software (TMS) to optimize operations. The reason why you need one is apparent; it will deliver cost benefits at practically all levels […]

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Smart fleet vehicle management can help you contain your costs, boost your profits, and keep your people happy.  Fleet vehicle management Fleet vehicle management is probably the most important thing that a fleet manager has to track.  There aren’t any invoices, IFTA filings or IRP taxes to file if the trucks aren’t on the road.  […]

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There’s no denying that having an ELD solution in place can help you reach high levels of safety, savings, and efficiency in your trucking business. Unfortunately, the implementation and adoption of ELD devices can be a challenge. Even if everything is rolled out perfectly, there’s still a likelihood that errors will occur along the way. […]

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