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September 15, 2020

5 Reasons Integrated Trucking Accounting Software Will Change Your Life

Most trucking companies invest in basic, all-purpose accounting software designed for small businesses. It's a good plan (at first, anyway). These products make it fairly easy to handle the day-to-day accounting needs of a generic small business. That's what they are for.

The thing is, most trucking companies don't want to stay small forever... and are anything but generic. Read More

August 15, 2020

Blog - Why Axon Software Might Not Be For You
Why Axon Software Might NOT Be For You

I have a confession to make. Axon Software is not for everybody and it might not be for you.

Over the past 38-plus years, we have built a reputation for providing the highest quality TMS software with the highest level of support of any software company, in any industry.

But as good as we are, and as motivated as we are to keep improving Read More

July 15, 2020

Blog - The Backstory of Axon
The Backstory of Axon

Axon Software is the result of over 38 years of trucking company software research and design, with the input of hundreds of transportation professionals, just like you.

At the risk of having you realize just how old I am, (please don’t call me an “old-coot”, it’s tough enough on me when my kids do that) I’d like to tell you just how this whole enterprise got started in the first place.

I went to work as sales manager for a computer firm close to 38 years ago (ouch!). Among other things, we consulted and provided accounting and information management software to businesses. We spent a lot of our time researching and testing every available accounting software system, trying to discover Read More

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February 15, 2020 5 Reasons Why a Good Website is Essential for Trucking Companies
5 Reasons Why a Good Website Is Essential for Trucking Companies

Let’s be honest. Most trucking companies have a website that looks like it was built in the 90’s, if they even have a website at all. Larger trucking companies are starting to turn this trend around, but overall, websites are highly underrated in this industry.

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January 15, 2020 Habits-Automation-Work-Hard-Live-Better
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.

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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

October 15, 2019 Choosing the Right TMS
Choosing the Right Transportation Management System
Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are incredible for trucking companies, for a number of reasons. Choosing the right one will enhance efficiency, increase profits on the bottom line, and can lead to rapid business growth. When you can measure it, you can manage it. Read More