Time to re-evaluate your trailer registrations
Here is news that the trucking industry will be hearing about soon. "The average pay for long-haul truckers jumped 17 percent since the end of 2013 to a record average of $57,000 in 2015, according to the National Transportation Institute." While I feel the men and women who drive truck across the country deserve the increase in pay, it makes it difficult for the companies to stay in budget.
Well, maybe it's time to take a look at your trailer registration costs. Hundreds of trailers equal tens of thousands of dollars. There are some states in the US that charge hundreds of dollars for a 1 year registration. They base their cost on the gross weight of the tractor and trailer combined. There are others that have "Life Time" plates. What they don't tell you is that there are annual fees for the registration and other taxes that total, in some cases, over $100.00 per year.
If you are serious about trimming the bottom line and really looking to save the company money, register your trailers in Maine, Online at NationalTrailerRegistration.com. It's only $20.00 a year and they offer 5 year registrations. One fee, no hidden costs.