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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
a trucker using his phone to find fuel with the help of TCS
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
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
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
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
Cargo Ship with Offshore Oil Rig in Background
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
How to Prepare for Accidents for Your Trucking Company
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.
July 22, 2019