Archive for April, 2009

1 Week Left to File Q1 2009 IFTA Fuel Tax Reports

Your first quarter 2009 IFTA fuel tax report is due in one week by April 30, 2009.

Collect all your diesel gallons purchased and miles driven between January 1 and March 31, 2009 and head to www.iftaplus.com to enter your information and print out our IFTA report.  That’s all you need.

Safe driving!

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April 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Daniel Audet’s TruckStar Broadcast

For those of you out there who have never listened to Daniel Audet’s online TruckStar radio show, you are missing out. Daniel provides keen insight into the issues facing truckers, the transportation industry, and life in general.  His easy to listen to voice, ability to create informational conversations by himself, and willingness to allow anyone to call in live on his show make for an unpredictable and enjoyable experience.

I thank Daniel for letting (and listening to)  me talk away last night about IFTA and IFTA Plus software.   The next evening you have some time, do yourself a favor and tune in.   Daniel is on every night 8-11 pm EST.  To watch and chat live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/”the-truckstar-live”.  To listen, goto http://thetruckstar.com/listen. The radio show call in number is 954-376-8452.  You can also check out pieces of Daniel’s life at his ever popular blog at www.thetruckstar.com
“It’s definitely not the kind of talk radio grandpa listens to”

– Stuart Ludlow

April 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Why Choose IFTA Plus?

IFTA Plus is the IFTA reporting tool of choice for over 2000 small to mid size trucking companies.  Our customers have come to rely upon our ease of use, accuracy, affordability, and great customer service.

In addition to immediate preparation of your official State IFTA fuel reports, IFTA Plus also provides fuel and mile analysis on each return, custom IFTA reports per truck, and great incentive programs.

However, did you know there is a lot more to IFTA Plus than fuel tax reporting?

IFTA Plus also provides all of its customers under 20 drivers free transportation software.  Over 4 years ago, we built an Hours of Service (HOS) calculator for local companies.   Then we added a Driver Qualification File (DQ) document tracking tool and finally a Fleet Maintenance tool.  All these powerful tools are now free to our customers, even if you don’t use us to prepare your IFTA return.

In addition, we also provide numerous reports so give you immediate information.  For example, if you prepare a single IFTA return with 3 trucks, we can give you the truck specific miles and fuel used per state, the average mpg and IFTA taxes owed per truck.  There is more information about this return here. Want a quick view into what DQ files you are missing?  We have four separate reports to help out.

If you haven’t looked at IFTA Plus in a while, check us out.  If you have, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

April 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm 1 comment

2 Weeks Left to Prepare your IFTA Fuel Report

Your first quarter 2009 IFTA fuel tax report is due in two weeks on April 30, 2009.

Collect all your fuel purchased and miles driven between January 1 and March 31, 2009.  Fuel and mileage needs to be itemized per state.

For example, let’s say you took a 500 mile round trip from Missouri, through Kansas and up into Nebraska.  You  originally bought 50 gallons of diesel in Missouri.  On your way back, you bought an additional 50 gallons in Nebraska.   Your fuel and mileage breakdown will look like:

MO: 250 miles, 50 gallons

KS: 100 miles

NE: 150 miles, 50 gallons

Go through your fuel or credit card receipts to get you gallons and your trip reports to get your mileage.  That’s all you need.  IFTA Plus will take care of the rest.

Safe driving!

April 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

IFTA Plus moved to new hosting facility

In an effort to provide a better online experience, on April 6th 2009, we migrated IFTA Plus to a new hosting provider at Slicehost.  Over the last 3 years, we have operated at 99.873% uptime.  We hope this move increases this number without additional operational costs.  Our customers should not have experienced any service interruptions and should now experience a faster performing application.

This new hosting facility provides better monitoring, security, and bandwidth over our previous hosting facility.  We are excited about this change and look forward to our future growth on this new platform.

April 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Q1 2009 Fuel Tax Preparation

As of this morning, April 1 2009, we are officially ready to prepare your first quarter 2009 IFTA fuel tax return.

If you already have an account with IFTA Plus, sign in and start entering your miles and fuel.  If not, our registration process takes only a minute and we walk you through each step in the filing process.  You don’t have to pay for anything until you are ready to print out your state IFTA fuel tax return.

To complete your return, you will need to have all your miles per state and fuel purchases per state between January 1 and March 31 already gathered.  If you need help with older returns, we can file any quarter since Q1 2007.

As always, feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.  See you soon!

April 1, 2009 at 3:42 am Leave a comment


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