Friday, April 24, 2015

RigMinders: A New Deadline ReMinder App for Transportation Professionals

When it comes to helping our clients, we stop at nothing!

We founded TSNAmerica to make a valuable contribution to those in the trucking industry. Which is exactly why we’ve been hard at work developing a brand new app!

This app is unlike any other, and we’re extremely excited to unveil it.

It’s called RigMinders.

RigMinders is the only customizable reminder app tailored to transportation professionals. It comes preloaded with every industry filing deadline you can think of, plus a short description of what each deadline is.

We’re talking IFTA (quarterly filings & license renewals), IRP, UCR, HVUT, State Use Taxes– you name it, there’s a reminder for it. AND you can also add custom personal reminders too.

Whether you need to remember vehicle maintenance, an invoice due date, or a job, RigMinders will help you complete all tasks on time and with style!

All you need is a WiFi-enabled device. Smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop– wherever you are, RigMinders will follow.

Try it out now on your Android or iOS device. It’s free afterall!

Simply enter your name and email address, choose a password, and you’re ready to start receiving personal and industry reminders on any device, wherever you are!

Customizing Your RigMinders

1. Quarterly Truck Deadlines 

First select any quarterly trucking deadlines that apply to your operation.

From IFTA, to IRP, to New Mexico Weight-Distance, all of the major deadlines are already there.

Simply swipe the button “on” to be reminded of each. And if you can’t remember what a certain filing is for, simply tap it to see a short description.

Then press the “Other Truck Deadlines” tab at the top to navigate to the next set of deadlines.

2. Other Deadlines

Here you’ll find an array of annual and biennial filing deadlines.

Whether you have trouble remembering your Form 2290, HazMat license renewal, or your USDOT biennial update, there’s a reminder here for you.

Once you’ve selected from all of the preloaded deadlines in RigMinders, it’s time to add custom reminders!

3. Add Personal Reminders

By selecting the yellow +Add Reminder button on the top right of the screen, a pop-up will open where you can add details for a personal, custom reminder.
Have trouble remembering your next scheduled maintenance? Add it to RigMinders! Are you a habitual late bill payer? Add your bill due dates!

If it’s an important, time-sensitive task, add it to your RigMinders to ensure you’ll get the job done.

4. Reminder Preferences

RigMinders not only allows you to customize your reminders, but also the reminder type and frequency.

At the bottom of your screen, you’ll see a black box prompting you to change your reminder preferences. Click there to be taken to this screen.

Here you can choose whether you’d like to be reminded of your deadlines the week before, day before, or day of the due date (or all 3). You can also choose how you’d like to be reminded, either by email or push notification. Press save, and you’re finished!

5. Editing Your RigMinders

After saving your preferences, you’ll be shown a summary screen with all of your deadline selections and preferences.

If something is missing or you’d like to make a change, simply press the pencil icon to be taken to that section where you can change your selections.

Remembering your important personal and industry deadlines has never been this easy!

No other app comes preloaded with reminders just for transportation professionals. And RigMinders is far more reliable than tying a string around your finger or using a sticky note.

And best of all, it’s free because it’s our gift to the Trucking Nation! If you have any questions about RigMinders, or need help filing for any of these deadlines, just give us a call at 803.386.0320 or email us at

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Everything You Need to Know about IFTA– in a Webinar!


Guess what we’ve been up to...

If you guessed preparing 1st Quarter IFTA returns, then you’re right!

As the April 30th deadline for IFTA approaches, we’re getting busier by the day.

But even in the midst of IFTA madness, we still found time to guest star on a webinar yesterday!

That’s right–our very own processing specialist to the stars, Amber Tabb, co-hosted a TruckLogics webinar yesterday. You’ve probably heard us mention TruckLogics before.

Our good friends and partners, TruckLogics is a cloud-based business management solution with packages for any and every kind of transportation professional out there.

Whether you’re a company driver, leased operator, owner-operator, or fleet manager, TruckLogics has an affordable package with exactly the features you need to streamline recordkeeping and have a healthier bottom line.

We often recommend TruckLogics to our clients! Their One-click Trip Sheets feature makes keeping up with trip data a breeze, which not only helps you at the end of each quarter– it helps us too! The more organized your trip sheets are, the easier the filing process. Plus the risk of errors is lowered significantly!

If you missed Amber’s appearance on this informative webinar, have no fear! Here’s a recording of the session.

No time to watch? Here are some of the topics we covered and the minute you can find them at:

  • 1. IFTA Basics (4:30): Who needs IFTA? How do you stay IFTA compliant? What filing services does TSNAmerica offer for IFTA?
  • 2. Temporary Permits (5:50): TSNAmerica can help you obtain temporary trip and fuel permits if you need to travel interstate but don’t have the appropriate IRP or IFTA licensure. 
  • 3. Business Startup Services (6:25): Whether you just need an EIN or USDOT# or you’d like to obtain your own operating authority, we can help with all of the many forms you’ll need to file. 
  • 4. Other Services (9:55): We can file IRP and UCR renewals, annual HVUT returns, and State Use Tax licenses and quarterly filings (like NY HUT, KYU, Oregon Weight-Mile & NM Weight-Distance). 
  • 5. How you can get on our Deadline Reminder List (17:35): We remind all of our clients of upcoming deadlines via phone and email. Call us to learn more! (803.386.0320)

Best of all, we were able to get a special deal for our TSNAmerica clients! If you’d like to try TruckLogics, you can get a free 45 day deluxe trial with promocode TSNA. There’s no credit card required. Simply create a login and see how you like it.

If you need help with your 1st Quarter IFTA filings, don’t wait another day! We won’t bite (unless you wait until the day before it’s due). Call us now at 803.386.0320 to get started now! You can also send us a message via live chat or email at

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Friday, April 3, 2015

1st Quarter IFTA Filing Period Now Open: Get Ready for April 30th

It’s the circle of life.

One thing ends, and another begins. As the first IFTA quarter has closed, now the filing period opens and the second quarter begins!

Luckily, your friends at TSNAmerica can help you with both! We have IFTA Filing services at a range of price points to suite everyone’s needs. Plus we can help ensure that you start off the 2nd quarter on the right foot!

Were your recordkeeping practices in Quarter 1 lax at best? Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to walk you through best practices for IFTA recordkeeping. 

Here are a few highlights to keep in mind as we move into Quarter 2:

1. Record your mileage per jurisdiction and fuel purchases–every single day. It’s much easier to spend just 3 minutes a day on Trip Sheets instead of hours or days at the end of the quarter.

2. Use a program like TruckLogics to record your trip details. You can then print and mail these to us, and we’ll use them to calculate your tax and prepare your return.

3. Keeping up with records also reduces errors, and therefore, reduces your risk of an IFTA audit.

4. IFTA records must be retained for at least 4 years after the filing date. Store them in your base jurisdiction so that they’re readily available in the event of an IFTA audit.

Now for the tricky part– upcoming deadlines!

  • 1st Quarter IFTA returns are due by Thursday, April 30th! TSNAmerica can prepare your return for you based on your trip sheets AND file it directly with your base jurisdiction. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute filing emergencies, we file on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait until the 29th to get in contact with us!

  • The first quarter for State Use Taxes has also ended, and the returns are all due April 30th. This includes KYU (Kentucky Use Tax), NM Weight Distance Tax, and NY HUT (Highway Use Tax). We can also file these for you too! Check out our services.

Don’t be shy! Explore, and then give us a call and find out how we can help save you time and money by preparing all of your paperwork for you! You can reach us at our Rock Hill, SC headquarters via phone at 803.386.0320, by live online chat, or email us at

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