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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
diesel fuel
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.
July 1, 2019
FAQs about IFTA Fuel Taxes for Truckers
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,
April 25, 2019
SevenOaks Fuel Card
The TCS Fuel Card can be tailored to help trucking companies manage their fleet and stay in control of security measures. What’s most important about having the TCS Fuel Card? Well, certainly saving money on fuel is at the top of the list. So is making sure that there are limits on fuel, cash, products, and services.
February 19, 2019