Oilfield Trucking Company – Tilley Trucking, Marlow OK

"In 2012 and 2013, we’ve had higher revenue than we ever had. We now have more trucks and less people in the office doing the billing."

Tilley Trucking services “all the big oilfield companies” out of Marlow, OK. At the time of this interview, they have been Axon clients for less than two years but have already seen improvements in many areas of their business. We spoke with Kylee Lawson, the office manager, to get the story of how Axon helped them achieve their best years to date in 2012 and 2013.

“I am Kylee Lawson. I’m the office manager of Tilley Trucking out of Marlow, Oklahoma. We specialize in oilfield equipment, hotshots, tandems. We have a couple of tankers, pneumatics, things like that.

“At this time we mainly run for Halliburton, Frac-Tech which is FTS International, Baker Hughes, all the big oilfield companies. We started using Axon on April 1, 2012.”

What is your general experience with Axon?
“It has been great. It makes everything much simpler and we can keep track of everything a lot easier than we used to.

Payroll is especially amazing for me – I used to have to run things out of all different programs and match them, and payroll would take probably about a week. Now I can do it in a couple of hours.”

Kylee at Tilley TruckingSomebody can call me and I can immediately look up whatever they’re looking for, instead of calling back later after I dig and dig and dig.

How is Axon support?
“They’re awesome all the time. Any time I’ve had a problem, somebody usually calls me within half an hour and has it fixed.”

Has Axon helped you streamline your business?
“It’s just much more efficient, especially when we have these companies that come in that want to do audits. We have all our maintenance records up to date and everything like that. It’s much simpler and more efficient.”

How has Axon changed the way you do fuel tax?
Fuel tax is also extremely easy now. We just run the reports for the quarter, send them off to the states, and that’s it. It used to take about two weeks, going through the IFTA packs. We didn’t have any kind of program that kept track of IFTA very well, and now it’s all right here. We just run the report and that’s it.

“Tracking the fuel to our owner operators is also very simple. I do it online. Our fuel cards have a report that I run through the payroll dates, enter it, and it’s automatically deducted from their pay checks.”

How do the drivers and owner operators like their statements?
“They love them because it’s a lot easier for them to take their very last statement of the year and say, ‘Okay, this is how much I had in fuel or maintenance,’ and things like that. It is much easier for them to do their taxes.”

Has Axon helped you in other areas of your business?
“Somebody can call me and I can immediately look up whatever they’re looking for, instead of calling back later after I dig and dig and dig. It’s just right here. I can find anything that I need, whatever they may need.

“We have a quite a bit of turnover, especially with owner operators and things like that, and so I do get calls a lot about, ‘Hey, how long did he work here?’ ‘When was his last job?’ and I can pull it up immediately.”

Has the company changed since you’ve had Axon?
Tilley Oilfield TruckingWe have. Everything is basically just a lot faster for the girls and me. We don’t have to have another person. We only have three of us doing all of the paperwork right now. Before, we would have four to five people doing just invoicing and billing and things like that.

“We’ve increased our fleet, but we have less office staff. In 2012 and 2013, we’ve had higher revenue than we ever had. That really is the truth.

“We now have more trucks and less people in the office doing the billing. More paperwork, less people.”

If someone from the industry asked you about your experience, what would you say?
“I would tell them it was excellent and it was worth every penny. Since we started with Axon in 2012, we have increased our fleet and decreased our office staff.”

Tilley Trucking Website

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