What else does DDL do?
Daily Mileage and MPH
If you use the DDL log sheet fields Miles Driving for odometer readings - then a daily mileage report, and since DDL does hours of driving, a Miles Per Hour (MPH) per day is also reported. For more detailed reports use the Odometer record keeping and speed limits per state/province feature of DDL to generate the Speed Limit Report..
Fuel Stop Records and Reports
Since fuel stop records is used to audit logs, it is possible to enter fuel stop records. A fuel report - miles per gallon (kilometers/liter) etc. is available. Fuel purchases per state/province, and by Truck Id are recent report enhancements.
Odometer Records and Reports (including Speed Limit per state/province)
Enter odometer readings (if the option is enabled) for state/province border crossings, trip start/end, different trucks, plus a custom field. A report of mileage by state/province, by trip, and by truck, and by custom field is possible. Also if speed limits are entered for states/provinces then a speed limit report is available from odometer records combined with driving hours records.
IFTA Fuel Tax Report
Enter fuel purchase records, enter odometer readings for
state/province border crossings, and download the IFTA rate file (from the
internet) for the yearly quarter applicable, and even you can create the IFTA
fuel tax report/return. Handy for owner operators and independents.
IFTA issues quarterly fuel rate tables and these can be downloaded from http://www.iftach.org (look for Tax Rate Matrices). These files are issued by yearly quarter. 1Q2002.csv, 2Q2002.csv, 3Q2002.csv, etc. The files are comma separated value (.csv) text files designed to imported into spread sheet programs like Microsoft Excel or similar. DDL has been modified to read these files and to extract the Diesel Fuel rates for each state or province in the file. The IFTA Report requires these files and will even create the required file name base on the date specified for the beginning of the report.
Expense Records and Report
Expense records can be entered (if the option is enabled) which will appear in the Remarks section of the LogSheet and as 'tick's on the Grid. Several common reports can be prepared, and the Expense records can be saved to a CSV (comma separated value) file. CSV files can be 'imported' into popular spreadsheet and database programs. It is possible that this data be imported into bookkeeping and other trucker record keeping programs.
Revenue/Pay Records and Reports plus Settlement Report
This feature has been added in DDL v2.05. Revenue/Pay records
can be entered (if the option is enabled) which will appear in the Remarks
section of the LogSheet and as 'tick's' on the Grid. Combined with Expense
records - it is possible to create a Settlement Report on a Trip/Load/Comp/Pro
basis. Includes Advances against Pay/Gross.
Days Out Records and Report for per-diem calculation
This feature has been added in DDL v2.35. Days Out records are added to document the date and times when a driver leaves home or arrives home. DDL calculates the total Days Out for tax purposes. Commercial vehicle drivers are allowed to deduct expenses for meals and lodging up to a prescribed amount specified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This amount varies according to the tax year, so refer to www.ooida.com (Owner Operators and Independent Drivers Association) for details on allowable amounts and the expenses that are deductible.
Locations/Activities sub-records for duty status and
other data records
This feature has been added in DDL v2.40.9. An option in settings that requires users to enter Location data as fields like City, State, Highway, etc. and Activity records with fields for Activity, Tractor, and up to 3 Trailers. This feature was added so when DDL interfaces with other software (someday) the data is divided up for easier decisions about what the data means. The 'free form' Remarks is still a feature for users who don't need the Locations/Activities feature.
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