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We Americans love our trucks – from the sturdy pickup to the mighty 18-wheeler. Trucks are a symbol of Americana. They represent the hard-work, can-do attitude that has been a hallmark of this country for many decades. Americans also love truckers, especially since trucks move 71% of all the freight in this country. That means most of us use something in our daily lives that gets to us by a trucker. Yet perhaps many folks see a truck and, well, just see a truck. Trucks, however, are varied vehicles. They have different weights and purposes and get classified differently depending on both.
June 22, 2020
Diesel fuel discounts are essential for truckers, whether you’re a company driver, trucking company owner, or owner-operator. Getting the best fuel discounts is part of the formula for over-the-road success. But you must find them first. Truck drivers certainly don’t…
May 18, 2020
IFTA Tax
The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a challenging time for everyone. That is especially true for the motor carrier industry. In these unprecedented times, motor carriers are at the forefront of keeping commerce moving freely across the United States and Canada. The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) was created for the sole purpose of making life easier for motor carriers in the licensing for, and payment of, motor fuel use taxes. Licensing and paying tax through base jurisdictions streamlines the process for the carrier, service bureau, permitting service, and tax practitioner. Overwhelmingly, IFTA is a model of success. However, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed one drawback to IFTA.
April 22, 2020
COVID-19
The COVID-19 emergency has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for truckers as they continue to deliver the goods that America needs for day to day living. All of us at TransConnect Services (TCS) want all truckers to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. We are committed to providing you with news and information to help you do your jobs safely during this national health situation.
April 8, 2020
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If you’re tired of wasting money by fueling up using cash or credit for your trucking company, then a fuel card is the solution you need. But all fuel card companies aren’t the same, let us help you figure out what to look for when you’re shopping for a diesel fuel card so you can find the best one for your business.
March 25, 2020
Fuel Economy
Did you know that increasing your fuel economy, even just little bit, can save your trucking company thousands of dollars a year? Hi, I’m Greg with TCS Fuel and I’m going to tell you some quick and easy tips to help you improve your trucking company’s fuel economy.
February 18, 2020
IFTA Taxes
It’s a simple equation: You own a trucking company + you haul loads + you purchase fuel to haul those loads = you pay fuel taxes. That means you file quarterly International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) reports. If you’ve never filed IFTA reports, or if you keep stumbling your way through them, we have answers to frequent questions about filing – what you need, where to get it, what are the deadlines, and where to file.
January 13, 2020
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IMO 2020 Could Affect Fuel Costs There are certain aspects of being a trucking company owner that make you feel like it’s the same as taking care of a baby, like the price of fuel – it requires constant supervision….
November 13, 2019
How to Manage your Fuel Costs
So, how do you manage your fuel costs? One easy option is with a fuel card. Fuel cards can offer security, discounts, data, and even technological benefits. What are the main things to focus on when thinking about fuel management? And how does a fuel card work together with your fuel management system? We have the answers for you.
September 23, 2019
A Fuel Card
We all know credit and debit cards. They are part of our daily lives. In fact, some of us rarely use cash for any purchases anymore. But what is a fuel card? Well, a fuel card is a payment card primarily used to buy diesel fuel. You can also use a fuel card to access cash and pay for other trucking related products and services, according to the controls set by the fleet owner. But wait a minute, is a fuel card the same thing as a gas credit card? No. While you could certainly use a regular gas credit card to purchase diesel fuel, you would be missing out on two key benefits of having a fuel card – savings per gallon of diesel and security controls. So, we’re about to walk you through the features and benefits of having a fuel card for truckers and trucking companies.
August 19, 2019