Investing in Information Technology When considering investing in information technology to help support your business, the choices can be overwhelming. A search on Google for Trucking Company Software yields over 5 million results. These trucking software solutions range from complex enterprise Transportation Management Systems to a wide variety of specialty solutions for business analysis, logging, finance, brokerage, dispatch, load tracking and whole host of others.   So how do you know where to invest? What

The First Step to Increased Profits

Posted on February 11, 2016
The First Step to Increased Profits The first step towards increased profits is knowing where you are. You need to focus and set priorities on those things that are truly important and are going to enable you to reach your company’s goals and objectives. No distractions, no diversions. Ask yourself these questions, and write down your answers in detail. Are you profitable? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What areas of your business, customers, lanes

An Introduction to Cost Modeling

Posted on February 4, 2016
  Many businesses with larger fleets are likely to have financial control systems, rate structures and systems for costing jobs. While this may be a common practice for larger operations, this is by no means the industry standard. Many trucking firms still rely upon inaccurate or incomplete data to make critical business decisions. Such businesses often find it difficult for managers and customers to identify where improvements and savings can be made. The goal of