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January 15, 2020

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Using Habits and Automation to Work Harder and Live Better

One of the best books I’ve read so far this year is Atomic Habits by James Clear. It’s a fresh and modern take on an old idea that comes into focus every so often (30 years ago we had “7 habits of highly effective people”). Habits are a useful lens to examine our behavior, understand why we do the things we do, and gain some control over our lives.

According to this book and the research it's based on, habits have 4 parts:

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December 15, 2019

QuickBooks VS. Specialized Trucking Accounting Software

When first starting out, most small businesses invest in accounting software. QuickBooks is the most popular. Others include Sage, Xero and MYOB. These products do a serviceable job of billing and accounting, for a typical small business in its early stages. But trucking companies are not typical – and trucking company owners don’t want their business to stay small forever. Read More

November 15, 2019

Feeling Overwhelmed in the Trucking Industry?

Fred Rogers, beloved TV personality from the series "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood", weighed precisely 143 pounds for over 30 years. He refused to do anything that would compromise his health. He did not drink or smoke. He never went to bed early, never woke up late, and went swimming every day. He had an extremely calming presence – he seemed like somebody who was never 'overwhelmed' by anything. Read More

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August 15, 2019 Blog - Trucking Industry Ups and Downs
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF TRUCKING INDUSTRY UPS AND DOWNS

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE WORK SLOWS DOWN?

Whether or not a recession is right around the corner is a hotly debated topic. We’re not going to discuss that right now – it’s worth its own dedicated post someday. Instead, let’s talk about how to make the most of slow periods in general, because the trucking industry is cyclical even at the best of times. Read More

July 15, 2019 How Much Time Wasted on Fuel Tax
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU WASTE ON FUEL TAX?

ONE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY’S MOST DREADED JOBS

Nobody likes doing company fuel tax and preparing IFTA reports. It’s takes forever, it’s an extremely tedious job, and when your company doubles in size, it means you’ll have double the paperwork. For even small to medium sized trucking businesses, fuel tax can often take 40+ hours of someone’s time – every single quarter. Read More

June 15, 2019
THE COST OF FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING YOUR TRUCKING BUSINESS?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BUSINESS AS USUAL?

Making change can be risky, stressful, and difficult, there’s no doubt about it. Read More

May 15, 2019 Leading-A-Business-In-The-Trucking-Industry- Axon-Fleet-Management-Software
LEADING A BUSINESS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

HOW TO THINK ABOUT LEADERSHIP

Trucking and transportation is one of the most competitive industries you will ever find, Read More

April 15, 2019 Are-You-Prepared-For-A-Fuel-Tax-Audit-Axon-Software-IFTA
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A FUEL TAX AUDIT?

FUEL TAX: THE MOST PAINFUL PART OF EVERY QUARTER

Nobody enjoys tracking every mile traveled, every fuel receipt, and preparing quarterly reports. Read More