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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practice, prevention, and preparation. Those three words can be applied as a solution to almost anything in life and especially in relation to a trucking company. What are some ways that being prepared can pay off for your trucking company? There are probably thousands but today we’re going go over insurance, accidents, and roadside assistance. They all go hand-in-hand and if you’re not properly prepared for one, they can lead to damaging impacts on your trucking company.
Fuel – it’s the juice that keeps trucks running. If you’re going to haul money-making loads to keep your trucking company successful, you need diesel fuel to get you from origin to destination. It’s a simple equation, but have you ever stopped to wonder the details of diesel fuel? Have you thought about the weight of diesel fuel? What about the fuel weight of a full tank of diesel? Does diesel weigh more depending on the outside temperature? How does that weight of diesel fuel impact your truck weight, especially when it’s time to hit the scale? Don’t you worry, we have answers to those questions and more.
Fuel taxes are unavoidable for interstate carriers. In this blog post, we’ll answer some basic questions about IFTA. What is IFTA? How do you register and get IFTA stickers? When are IFTA filings due? Plus, how can the TCS Fuel Card help you get all the information you need,