Friday, 22 July 2016

Top 3 Cities for Truck Driving Jobs

Top 3 Cities for Truck Driving Jobs
Top 3 Cities for Truck Driving Jobs
No matter what job you have, it’s crossed your mind - is this the best quality of living I can get, based on income and cost of living?

Well, after analyzing the top metro areas with the most truck driving jobs, as well as the most job availability, average annual salary for truckers, median home price and median annual rent, the good folks at SpareFoot are saying these three cities are the best for truckers.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is the home of the Braves - and the capital of Georgia. As the most populous city in the state of Georgia, Atlanta is a cultural and economic hub of the southern state.

Atlanta has the highest share of jobs available for truckers - but more importantly, the highest paying jobs - with an average salary reaching $64,000. Overall, the rent is the most affordable, too.

  • Average annual salary: $64,000
  • Median home price: $274,250
  • Median annual rent: $15,576

Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte area is a great choice for truckers, with the pay and rent allowing for a quality lifestyle.

And we gotta say, we’re big fans of Charlotte! We’re a small town company, sure, but we’re just a short drive from the Queen City, and you can find most of our customer support specialists rocking Panthers gear come football season.

  • Average annual salary: $55,000
  • Median home price: $204,100
  • Median annual rent: $14,976

Columbus, OH

Who doesn’t love Columbus? Not only is it the 15th largest city in the U.S., it’s the capital and largest city in Ohio.

Columbus has parks and events, a vibrant food scene, and something for everyone - whether you’re a hipster, a family man, or heck, even a trucker!

  • Average annual salary: $49,000
  • Median home price: $139,940
  • Median annual rent: $15,732

No matter what city you’re based in, TruckLogics, a trucking software, can help you manage your transportation business in online. Whether you need an easy IFTA reporting solution, an easy way to generate a bill of lading, or just want to route your hauls with ProMiles - TruckLogics is your best bet.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

3 Steps to Prepare Yourself for 2nd Quarter IFTA Deadline

3 Steps to Prepare Yourself for 2nd Quarter IFTA Deadline
3 Steps to Prepare Yourself for 2nd Quarter IFTA Deadline
Alright, an IFTA deadline is just around the corner. You know what that means!

It’s time to talk about how we can make IFTA super easy for our TruckLogics users out there.

First things first, make sure you gather all of your necessities. What are necessities? Well, have access to your records and your trip sheets.

The cool thing is, TruckLogics provides an IFTA add-on feature with ProMiles integration that makes generating your IFTA return quick and easy. Basically, TruckLogics tracks all your mileage for you through the trip sheets associated with your dispatches.

Before you get started, make sure all your trip sheets are for the 2nd quarter (April - June) are completed, as TruckLogics uses these to generate your IFTA report. Remember, this is easy when you’re using ProMiles.

Step 1: It Starts with the Dashboard

When you’re in TruckLogics, start by selecting IFTA along the top menu. You’ll see that it is 2nd Quarter 2016, which means you can click “Start New Return.”

If your trip sheets are all complete and your fuel is counted in your expenses, you will see an accurate summary of the total miles, total gallons of fuel, and MPG for the quarter.

Pro Tip: TruckLogics also supports bulk uploading! It’s the fastest way to upload fuel data from a fuel card.

Step 2: Details, Details, Details

First, you need to select which vehicles you want included in the IFTA return.

Once you choose, you’ll see a summary of total mileage, fuel use, and MPG for the quarter. After that, you can add any credits or refunds to your return if applicable.

Step 3: Review & Download

With TruckLogics, you finish things off by running your report by our error check, reviewing your return, and if everything checks out - click “Next” to download your 2nd Quarter IFTA return.

*If your state requires e-filing, don’t worry! TruckLogics simplifies that process, and you can quickly generate a fuel tax summary to input into the state’s online system.

If you have any questions about your generating your 2nd Quarter IFTA return with TruckLogics, reach out to us by phone at 704.234.6946 or by email at

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