Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor

Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor

Do you need to change labor rates for your quotes in TruckLabor? Or adjust your local tax rate? There are many useful financial settings in TruckLabor that you can control with just a few clicks using the Shop Settings function. Let’s take a quick tour of the Shop Settings that you can adjust.

First, select the “Tools” dropdown menu found in the top right corner of the TruckLabor screen.

Click on “Shop Settings” and the window will display a selection of tabs across the top. See the sample below (Click the thumbnails to enlarge the images).

The first tab is the “Rates & Taxes” tab where you can change many different financial settings for your shop. These include labor rates, tax rates, part price adjustments, shop supplies and hazardous materials charges.

The next tab is where you can set “Header & Footer” settings to customize the text on the top and bottom of your quotes. You can use the header to include information like your shop name and contact information. The footer is a handy location for things like a reminder or thank-you note. 

The final tab is the “Disclosure & Print Options” tab where you can adjust your disclosure statement. You can also set the items that will show on your quote printout, including: part numbers, labor rate, hours per operation, labor operation notes and a space for the customer signature. 

It’s important to note that any changes to these settings should be made before you start your quote. Make sure to save the changes after making any adjustments to your shop settings.

Being able to adjust your shop settings quickly and easily is a must for any shop. That’s why the Shop Settings are always right at your fingertips in TruckLabor. We hope these tips will help you find and set all the settings you need to customize your quotes exactly the way you want them.

About the Author

Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace joined the Commercial Vehicle Group at Mitchell 1 in 2011 and is an associate editor for the TruckLabor product. He is ASE certified in automotive and medium/heavy truck and previously worked as both a technician and assistant manager at a repair shop. Sam holds associate degrees in automotive technology and general studies from Southwestern Community College.