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Highway Trust Fund
With the unveiling of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan in April, all eyes are focused on the continuing need for repair, maintenance, and construction of bridges, roads, and highways across the country. So, this is a good time to look at the decades old Highway Trust Fund and the ongoing gas tax. What is the Highway Trust Fund? What does it pay for? How much are gas taxes and what do they pay for? We have answers for you.
June 16, 2021
Do Truck Drivers Pay for Fuel
Truck drivers, owner-operators, and trucking companies all pay for fuel. That’s a given. But how do each of them pay for fuel and how important are diesel discounts right at the pump? Because diesel fuel is one of the largest expenses of hauling loads, saving money each time the tank gets filled up is super important. So, we decided to look at the type of drivers and how they usually pay for fuel, and how the TCS Fuel Card can be customized for all truckers.
April 20, 2021
Truck APU
For many truckers, their 18-wheelers become their homes away from home during those long hauls. That means they spend their rest periods inside the truck sleeping, relaxing, and even watching TV. Why shouldn’t truckers on the road enjoy some of the creature comforts of home? Well, they can with a Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). APUs bring creature comforts to truckers on long hauls.
March 15, 2021
Trucking Fuel Cards & Fuel Prices Explained
We’re dedicated to helping you save money on fuel, but just how much money can be saved using a fuel card? Let us explain how diesel fuel prices are determined, why the price of fuel changes, and best of all – how to easily find the best fuel discount in your area! (WITH VIDEO)
February 19, 2021
IFTA Report
It’s IFTA time for truckers. Quarterly reports for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) are a four- times-a-year requirement for trucking companies and owner-operators. If you haul loads from state to state, you file IFTA reports. Get the deadline dates and learn how the TCS Fuel Card can make filing easier.
January 24, 2021
Weight Scale
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
diesel fuel card
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