Whether you’re a driver, an owner-operator, or a fleet manager, you know the trucking business is time-consuming.
You have to drive, respond to dispatch, track expenses, calculate mileage, and try to spend some time with your loved ones.
We could all use some help saving time for the things that matter most. Here are our top trucking time management tips.
Time management tips:
Keep track of expenses as they occur
Compliance is one of the biggest demands on your time. With HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) due yearly and IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) due quarterly, you have a lot to keep up with.
IFTA can be especially difficult to keep up with since it requires extremely accurate mileage and fuel consumption calculations.
The smartest way to deal with IFTA is to keep track of your fuel expenses as they occur. And it’s not enough to just save your receipts.
You need to be able to update a comprehensive list every time you purchase fuel. That’s the only way to avoid combing through piles of receipts the night before the deadline.
With TruckLogics, you can do just that. You can enter the amount and cost of fuel you purchased right from their mobile app on your smartphone.
Schedule truck service intervals
It’s common knowledge that regular truck maintenance helps you avoid costly breakdowns. But it can be very hard to keep up with truck service intervals when you’re always on the road.
A software like TruckLogics, however, can automatically notify you when it is time for a vehicle to receive maintenance. You can set the service interval as a certain amount of time, or as a certain number of miles.
If you choose a certain number of miles as your service interval, TruckLogics will keep track of each vehicle’s mileage as it is dispatched. Then, TruckLogics will use that information to notify you when your vehicles are ready for maintenance.
Give your drivers access to record-keeping
As a fleet manager, one way to improve time management is to give your drivers access to record-keeping functions. This way, you don’t have to personally notate every expense and fuel charge.
With TruckLogics mobile app, you can give your drivers mobile access to mileage reporting and expense reporting. They can enter any kind of expense they have and verify it with a photo of their receipt.
This feature can save fleet managers lots of time down the line.
Use a solid truck business management software
At the end of the day, you need a central trucking management software to streamline your trucking business. Thankfully, our sister product TruckLogics has been designed specifically with you in mind.
Whether you’re a driver, owner-operator, or fleet manager, TruckLogics has solutions to help you improve time management
To see just how much time TruckLogics can save you, start a 15-day free trial now! There’s no cost and no obligation to give TruckLogics a test drive!