Friday, 18 November 2016

TruckLogics Updates

TruckLogics Updates
TruckLogics Updates
You may have missed it, but we’ve updated TruckLogics! We’re going to run you through the process, beat-by-beat.

QuickBooks® Software Integration

You can now sync your address book between TruckLogics and QuickBooks®. It’s as simple as opening your address book and clicking “sync.” After that, you just need to click “Connect to QuickBooks®.”

By synchronizing your address book, you can share details such as customers, drivers, brokers, vendors, carriers, factoring and staff between QuickBooks® and TruckLogics.

Recurring Expenses

You can now add recurring expenses from the accounts! Add a recurring expense by clicking "Add Recurring Expenses" from the Expense Transactions menu. Your expenses will get automatically added to your account at 5 AM EST based on the frequency selected.

Multiple Trucks, Single Dispatch

While the average person might think one truck treks across the entire continent, you know better than anyone that sometimes you’re using multiple trucks to take one load. While this could create a headache, that’s not the case with TruckLogics.

Planning a haul that involves multiple trucks? You can now add up to 3 trucks for a single dispatch! Once the route for all the trucks are entered, all other features of the dispatch, like routing, check call, expense, trip sheet, and settlement, will have its reflections.

  • Routing: Each route map will differ per truck based on the route they are assigned.
  • Check Call: The specific activity and location will be listed based on the truck selected. You can add a separate starting trip for each of the trucks assigned.
  • Expenses: You can choose the specific truck for a particular fuel up or other expense.
  • Trip Sheet: Each truck will have a different Trip Sheet. Once you add the complete route separately for each truck, you just need to generate a Trip Sheet.
  • Dispatch Board: You can also see all of your changes reflected in the Dispatch Board widgets.

Driver Logs

Unless you live under a rock, you know that TruckLogics now has an electronic driver log system!

While our new driver log feature is designed for our app, you can access the logs themselves from the web. You are able to download and email logs as a driver or a fleet manager.

Export to Excel Option

With our latest update, you can now export your expenses, loads, invoices, and dispatches to an Excel file.

Fleet One Integration

Using our Excel file import option, you can directly upload your Fleet One exported Excel file into TruckLogics. You can find this by going to Accounts >> Expense Transactions >> Upload Fuel Up.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

5 Must-Do Pre-Trip Inspection Checks

5 Must-Do Pre-Trip Inspection Checks
5 Must-Do Pre-Trip Inspection Checks
Every truck driver knows that a truck isn’t just a vehicle - it is also a business, and sometimes your home away from home. You expect your house and your job to be safe, so you should also expect the same from your truck.

How do you ensure your truck’s safety? Well, it’s pretty simple - thoroughly complete your pre-inspection and driver vehicle inspection reports!

But what should you do during an inspection? Here are 5 tips to help you during your truck inspections.

Where's the Safety Equipment?

The safety kit is one of the key safety measures any truck can have. But if you’re using a company truck shared by drivers, not everybody will keep the same consideration for emergency kit.

While you’re required to have certain items in your safety kit, you’ll do best to stock your emergency kit with reflective, hazard triangles, flags, flares, fire extinguishers, spare bulbs, and fuses.

Illuminate Your Truck

When you check your truck, you need to make sure you have clean, functional lights and reflectors. This is crucial for increasing your visibility at night, and bad reflectors can increase hazardous conditions for your ride.

Examine your truck from front to back, checking your clearance lights, headlights (both high and low beams), taillights, turn signals, four-way flashers, brake lights, and red reflectors and amber reflectors.

Be thorough, because visibility is one of the most important safety precautions you can take.

Under Pressure

Let’s face it, tires are ALWAYS a big deal. When you check out your tires, you need to inspect the air pressure, look for cuts or damages, correct mismatched sizes, and identify badly worn treading.

If you see your wheels have damaged rims, shiny, metallic threads, or any other indicators of bad tire health, now is the time to fix it. You do not want a blowout while you’re driving! Trust us on that one.

Give It the Brakes

As far as your brakes go, you need to look out for cracked drums, brake pads covered in oil, grease, or brake fluid, and brake shoes worn thin, missing, or altogether broken.

Brake inspections may seem like a no-brainer, but a comprehensive check has a lot of steps. But think about it, brakes are one of the hardest working devices in your vehicle. So check your brake adjustment with the slack adjuster, so that you know your brake chamber air lines are secure and flexible. Don’t forget to look for line leaks, mechanical damage, and healthy seals on your equipment.

Upgrade Your Truck’s Logs

At the end of the day, you need to make sure you have your paperwork in order. You already know that TruckLogics is key in reducing your carbon footprint, but you can now also have a digital DVIR on your iPad or Android tablet, allowing you to do away with the annoyance of paper logs. Hey, let’s just leave that behind us, shall we?

If you want to enter the modern age of logs, TruckLogics will be there to help your fleet transition into the digital paperwork. If you have questions about TruckLogics, give us a call or request a demo.

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