Trucking is a family affair for Western Australia’s Pingelly Transport. Owned and operated by Bill and Zoe Moulton since 2017, the business was established in 1983 and previously operated by Bill’s grandparents for 38 years. This is the story about how family owned Pingelly Transport quit the guessing game about their business.
With six Prime Movers they cart grain, hay, fertiliser, lime, livestock, water and more throughout the Western Australia wheat belt and surroundings.
Transport management software, MyTrucking, has helped this family owned business to become more efficient, and given them the ability to measure vehicle profitability with ease.
Prior to MyTrucking, Zoe says workflow was managed with lots of flicking between screens and rate cards to get the charge rates. “We would manually calculate the income per vehicle by adding each load together for the vehicle. Some weeks this could be upwards of 40 Loads. We never really had accurate KMs per week to give us the exact costs, so it was a guessing game.”
With three young children and husband Bill away driving a truck fulltime, it was important to find an easy, quick and simpler solution to get invoicing done, without compromising on any parts of the business, and meaning Zoe wasn’t office-bound all day dealing with a mountain of book work.
“The key benefit MyTrucking provides for our business is the easy to use invoicing system. The auto-pricing function and pre-set invoice descriptions makes invoicing so quick, efficient and accurate,” she says.
“The reports MyTrucking provide shows us the exact areas we are performing well in and areas for improvement at a glance. These figures can be reviewed easily whenever we need them.”
Zoe says one of the biggest benefits has been to make the business more streamlined and accurate. With the EROAD integration and MyTrucking reporting, they can see the exact running cost per truck, and have a better understanding of how their business is performing.
Moving to MyTrucking was a breeze, easy to set up, and the team provided constant support, when needed. The seamless integration with Xero for their accounting was another plus.
“The MyTrucking team made it easy to understand. They gave us so much support through the sign-up process and beyond. The things MyTrucking can do has made our lives a lot easier and streamlines our business.”