Organization is the key to success on the road!

Most people would argue that they’re organized and others would say they don’t know what being organized is? At this time of year being organized really comes into light. When you realize that you have to get all kinds of information to bookkeepers and accountants by a certain date you realize the importance. If you found that this year you were not ready for tax season then you want to make sure that doesn’t happen next year. Organization may be the key, but how do you do it?

Some people thrive on chaos, just look at the front dash on many driver’s trucks Slip Seat Illustrationand you will see what I mean. One of the ways I found to keep things organized is either the briefcase method or by buying one of those organizers that hang over the back of the passenger seat. Get all the things you need to do paperwork and keep organized. Little things like staplers, folders, and other office supplies can help you get paperwork done while on the road.

One of the real secrets to keeping organized is to schedule time each week to complete those duties. It also helps to not to let paperwork duties go pass the week that they happen. Try having an envelope for your paperwork that you just put it into when you get it a receipt and then categorize it at a certain time each week. Or you can use the batch method. Put all your receipts in a small envelope and when that envelope gets too full then you will have to empty it at some point. I do this with my filing in my office. I have tray that is on the bottom of a stack of other trays so I can only fill it so much as I hate filing. When I can’t fit anymore into that tray then I have to file. Organization is a lot about mind games for some people. We all put off duties we don’t like and for some that is paperwork. Remember it is just a state of mind. Your other option is to delegate those duties but that may cost you. Look for ways to keep organized, you have more time than you think.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and author of the books Driven to Drive and Running by the Mile. To learn more about Bruce and his work or read other articles on transportation visit his website at

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