Accounting Software for a Small Trucking Business
Generic accounting software is fine for many businesses, but a successful small trucking business requires its software be specific for trucking to meet the intricate needs of the industry. Trucking company software should be able to track revenue and expenses per mile, load, or truck and have the ability to input additional charges such as detention and loading pay easily.
The Truckers Helper full version supports up to 10 trucks. The accounting features in the program include one-step data entry and can provide double-entry accounting reports. Mileage tracking allows you to calculate fuel taxes automatically when you enter load and fuel information. You can upgrade to the fleet version when the company outgrows the full version. Truckers Helper is compatible with Windows. As of 2011, the full version costs $359 and routing and GPS capabilities are available. You can lease the software for $55 per month.
Keystone Systems integrates billing, dispatch, settlements, and fuel tax reporting, which helps to prevent errors due to data entry. The report writing function allows you to set your own parameters for reports and will pull the information you need from several files to compile the report. The accounting portion of the program will track all of your income and expenses by trip or truck allowing you to see what routes and drivers are cost effective. Keystone builds the package you need for your business and will quote a price after evaluating your needs.
TruckBytes Provides accounting functions such as tracking income and expenses, creating invoices, and financial reports. The software is available for independent owner/operators and small fleets. The basic software is free as of 2011, but you can add a feature that calculates fuel taxes and payroll for no more than $20 per truck per month.
Truckn Pro 7
Truckn Pro 7 is designed for owner/operators or small fleet companies. The accounting functions include income, expense, revenue and profit and loss reports. The software fills in maintenance reports and tracks driver logs. As of 2011, it’s available for $135, which includes any updates for a year.
LOAD BOARD FEATURES
|Post, Search & Bid on UNLIMITED truck loads
Over 30,000 new loads NO DUPLICATES. Sort by combination of weight, trailer, radius & multiple destinations. Easy to use!
|Owner Operator & Truck Driver Search
Great for Shippers & Brokers! Search Drivers by trailer type and any location. Get Freight Quotes directly from drivers by email.
|No Contract Month-to-Month Billing
We have 100% no questions asked Money Back Guarantee policy. You can cancel and renew your membership at anytime.
|Mileage & Routing Directions
Calculate dead head miles and total miles of trips. Intergrated Map with US Highways and dirving directions from pickup to deivery.
|Credit Score Reports & Factoring
Freight Broker credit score search. Invoice matched with Freight Factoring companies.
|Dead Head Mileage Calculator
Calculate dead head miles between trips. Radius search for loads within dead head mile limit.
|Bookmark, Notes and Favorites
Easily manage your dispatching services with Bookmarking important shippers or drivers, with custom notes.
|Load & Driver Email Notifications
Receive email or SMS alerts of loads or owner operations that match your posted loads or trailer types.
|Auto Match Loads & Drivers
After you post your Open Truck or Open Load on the load board you will automatically be matached with drivers or shippers.
|Send Load Details to Phone SMS Message
Great for dispatchers! allows for drivers to get info while driving and not stop on the raod. Easy to call back from phone.
|Daily Fuel Prices & Locations
Daily current diesel fuel prices at all major truck stop locations.
|Upload Forms: Cargo Insurance, W-9, & Permits
Great for dispatching! have all your driver's paperwork ready in one location. Documents can be faxed or uploaded as files.
|How To Videos Guides
Step by step video tutorials on how to use all the features of the admin to find loads, find drivers and other resources.
|Weather & Road Conditions
Live weather forcast from pickup location and destination. View Current and weekly forecast.