record-keeping

ELD data: Take control of yours to avoid IFTA, IRP audit fines

If you’re in the situation of many owner-operators and small fleets and looking to squeeze a little return-on-investment out of an ELD you may be forced to adopt, tread carefully with players new to the industry getting into the partial automation of IFTA/IRP data collection.

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POLL: Have you ever been through an IFTA or IRP audit?

How commonly state auditors review IFTA and IRP records of owner-operators is not widely known -- what's been your experience with audits of your International Fuel Tax Agreement filing or International Registration Plan records?

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Autosist maintenance records app

Use of the smartphone as a maintenance and fuel-purchase record-keeping tool is the bedrock functionality enabled by the Autosist app from founder Zorrane Abdeali.

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POLL: How do you handle your IFTA reporting and info recording?

Owner-operators, how do you handle your IFTA reporting and data collection -- pen-and-paper or electronic records? Specialized software? Third-party filing services? Or does your leasing carrier handle it? Weigh in here.

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Pride & Polish: Business class?

Expediting owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee, after participating in the GATS Pride & Polish in 2012, offered up an idea for a new class focused on biz performance and professionalism.

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We do our bookkeeping to know the truth

Truck business bookkeeping is a pain, but it is a bigger pain to let it go.

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EOBRs controversy over the national airwaves missing extant/emerging solutions

Wednesday, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program ran this piece on the issue of the proposed federal mandate for electronic on-board recorder use for hours-of-service monitoring. If it goes into effect, virtually all interstate haulers will be required to use an EOBR for logs. You can still comment on the proposed EOBR rule, through May 23. In the NPR piece, owner-operator Terry Button is featured (click the photo thumbnail of him here, by Maggie Starbard, for ...

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