Bookkeeping and Accounting for Truck Drivers

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How Bench works with truck drivers

Drive your business forward stress-free. Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench works with truck drivers.

We get you set up

Our team invests time in comprehending your trucking business intricately, answering your queries, aiding you in linking your accounts, and demonstrating how Bench can streamline your processes.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your trucking business transactions and prepares financial reports. If they require any additional information from you, they'll make contact.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of professionals is well-versed with regulations pertinent to truck driving and will tailor their approach to your business's distinct requirements.

Here’s why truck drivers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll keep you regularly updated with your trucking business's bookkeeping. Have urgent queries that can't hold? We'll respond to your questions within one business day or sooner.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With our platform, truck drivers can automate data inputs from most major providers, helping to eliminate common errors. We collaborate with key players like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financial records are always meticulously accurate.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to mountains of receipts and tedious mileage tracking – we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Get insights from one consolidated dashboard so you can easily understand the financial health of your trucking business and make strategic decisions on the road.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for truck drivers

At Bench Accounting, we understand that truck drivers and their business operations are always on the move and their bookkeeping needs are unique. The transportation industry has complex tax obligations, including highway use tax, heavy vehicle tax, per diem deductions, and operational expenses that could qualify for deductions. That's why our online bookkeeping services are specifically designed to handle these unique and challenging tasks. We know just how and where to account for your fuel taxes, operating leases, repairs, maintenance, and so much more, ensuring accurate records and maximized deductions.

Your trucking business deserves a bookkeeping service that can keep up. Our innovative approach pairs intuitive software with a team of real, human bookkeepers who are familiar with the trucking industry's specific laws and tax requirements. Whether it's managing the complicated IRS Form 2290 for heavy highway vehicle use tax, or optimizing your per diem deductions, Bench has got it handled. With Bench, you can focus on what you do best – steering your trucking business towards success – while we take care of your bookkeeping and tax needs. It's the kind of support that's never been offered in this industry before, and it's here to help you navigate the financial highways with ease.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As a self-employed truck driver, what kinds of expenses can I deduct from my taxes?

As a self-employed truck driver, there are several expenses you can potentially deduct from your taxes. These include:

  • Vehicle expenses: This can incorporate either actual expenses related to your truck (like gas, repairs, maintenance, and depreciation) or the standard mileage rate set by the IRS.
  • Travel expenses: If your work requires overnight travel, you can deduct expenses like lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.
  • Insurance: Premiums for business insurance on your truck can be deducted.
  • Licensing and regulatory fees: Fees related to operating your truck, such as licenses, permits, and regulatory fees, can be deducted.

Keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list and the specifics may vary based on your unique circumstance. It's always best to consult with a tax professional or a bookkeeper experienced in trucking industries to ensure you're maximizing your deductions.

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How can Bench Accounting help manage my finances, especially with inconsistent income from irregular hauls?

Bench Accounting can truly be game-changing for those with an inconsistent income from irregular hauls. Our highly skilled bookkeepers understand the intricacies and challenges of managing unpredictable revenue streams and will work closely with you to keep your finances organized and up-to-date.

We provide real-time income tracking and offer actionable insights into your cash flow. This will not only give you a clear understanding of your current standing but will also help you forecast your income and plan strategically for the future.

In addition, we can assist with preparing your taxes and ensure you're taking advantage of all possible deductions. At Bench Accounting, we aim to make managing your finances easier and stress-free, so you can focus on your work without worrying about the state of your books.

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What specific accounting challenges should truck drivers be aware of, and how can Bench Accounting assist with them?

Truck drivers often grapple with a unique set of accounting challenges. These include tracking numerous expenses related to their vehicle (maintenance, fuel, insurance, etc.), managing irregular income streams, understanding per diem tax deductions, handling out of state taxes, and more.

Bench Accounting is aware of these challenges and can provide specialized support for truck drivers. Our team of professional bookkeepers can help track and categorize expenses, manage your books, ensure accurate tax filings, and provide invaluable financial reports. This way, truck drivers can focus on the road and leave the complex facets of accounting to us.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Truck drivers

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