Business Resources

RigBooks

Web-based bookkeeping software geared toward owner-operators and small fleets originally developed by Jason Forrest for his owner-operator father. Functionality allows for tracking expenses, reporting fuel tax and much more.

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ProMiles

The ProMiles company not only offers a mileage, routing and mapping solution for personal computers – basic versions free of charge via the TruckMiles.com website – tools enabling easier IFTA tracking and reporting as well as fuel optimization are also available. ProMiles likewise powers the FuelSurchargeIndex.org website, which tracks fuel-price averages on specific lanes in order to quote more accurate surcharges.

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PC*Miler; CoPilot Truck

Sophisticated truck-specific mileage, routing and mapping management software for laptops and, via the CoPilot Truck product, smartphones and tablets (available via Windows Mobile, Android and iOS). Costs for the software varying according to the package. 

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Partners In Business

The Overdrive/ATBS coproduction “Partners in Business” is a comprehensive owner-operator business manual geared for the needs of both new owner-operators and independents. At the website, you’ll find free sample chapters, videos of the attendant series of live seminars featuring Kevin Rutherford and more.

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One More Pallet

This online partial load-matching service markets itself to small shippers and LTL carriers looking to fill space on the trailer. Utilizing a Priceline-style pricing model, shippers post loads and what they’d like to pay, then carriers can engage to negotiate load details online or via more direct contact. 

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MyGauges

Owner-operator accounting and business management software designed by ATBS Business and Beyond host and longtime small fleet owner Kevin Rutherford. FuelGauges offer free web-based mileage, maintenance and other tools, while ProfitGauges for $19 monthly enables more involved accounting tools.

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Livestock Network

Sister load board to BulkLoadsNow, the Livestock Network hosts load postings for livestock haulers. Membership is available starting at $35 monthly.

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KeepTruckin

Introduced in early 2013, this app (Android and iOS) and attendant dispatching tools (both free) sees Silicon Valley giant Google Ventures getting into the computer-assisted logging game – the GV company seeded the tech startup that launched the software. Like BigRoad, KeepTruckin is a computer-assisted log, though the company reports the ELD mandate is on the radar. 

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Roadside Resume

Leased owner-operators and company drivers whose carriers use Vigillo’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability analysis tools may benefit from tools of their own via the company’s Roadside Resumé website. The resumé mimics the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s internal driver Safety Measurement System to rank the universe of participating drivers by percentile in the various CSA BASIC categories. Reports from the service could be helpful on lease or employment applications.

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Smart Receipts

While other apps and services have similar functionality (see ATBS, uDrove), this free app allows for easy capturing and logging of expense receipts. A paid version has expanded functionality. For iPhone users, the ReceiptMate app combines with Evernote to save receipts to notebooks within the latter app.

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