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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #053, 2013-12-13
December 13, 2013

Issue #53 | December 13, 2013

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips

Email Newsletter

We provide real world tips that help professional truck drivers save hard-earned money and personal reporting about products and services for use on the road.

We've developed our unique website as a place to share the tips we have learned through the years -- and where other professional drivers can do the same. In other words...

Get and share great money saving tips for truck drivers at
Truck-Drivers-Money-Saving-Tips.com

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  1. We're Updating Our Review Forms

    Due to web host limitations, we have not had the flexibility we desired for our product and service reviews, truck parts and truck stop reviews (including fuel island, restaurant and shower reviews). We invested in a program which will make it much simpler for professional truck drivers to become regularly contributing Truckers Savings Journalists. Stay tuned...

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    Truck-Drivers-Money-Saving-Tips.com is the place to "Get and share great money saving tips for truck drivers." If you "get" a truck drivers money saving tip on our site, then please be so kind as to "share" one based on your own trucking experience. Thanks for helping other professional truck drivers around the world save money.


 

Reader Submitted Content



Shower Review Travel Plaza Washington Granger - Travel Plaza at Granger, WA

This is a review of the shower facility at the Travel Plaza in Granger, Washington. Shower review Travel Plaza Washington Granger.


Note: Ordinarily, this review would be categorized in the following section, but because it was revised, it has been categorized as reader submitted content.




 

Reviews



Shower Review 7 Feathers Oregon Canyonville - 7 Feathers Truck Stop at Canyonville, OR

This is a review of the shower facility at the 7 Feathers Truck Stop in Canyonville, Oregon. Shower review 7 Feathers Oregon Canyonville.



Review of Bantam HB 62 Mini Flashlight

How well does the Nighthawk Bantam HB 62 mini flashlight work? Read our review on brightness, battery usage, design and more...



We request your review of a product or service marketed and sold to professional truck drivers, a truck part or a truck stop fuel island, restaurant or shower.

You can even earn money doing it.




 

Questions



We ask the hard questions about how professional truck drivers can save money or are being forced to spend more money in their jobs. We asked the following through our site this month:






Has the decrease in freight brokers adversely impacted your trucker income? If so, how?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1kAmejG



Is a free e-log app just as good as one a trucker has to pay for? Which ones?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1kAlDyc



Have you as a trucker ever been the 'victim' of a law's 'unintended consequences'? If so, which law and what happened?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1kAkCq9



Do you ask yourself if every expense you have is necessary or just a want?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/Jc6Hvg



Can someone ever get a 'false positive' result from pre-employment hair testing? If so, how?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/Jc5V1k



How much of an incline or decline does it take for a truck to start rolling if the brakes aren't set?

Contributing article/video: http://bit.ly/Jc5CDD



What was the secret to this trucker's provision to others in a storm? Being prepared!

Contributing article/video: http://bit.ly/Jc5rrN



How often do team truckers in the bunk use a restraining device? Has it ever prevented ejection?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/18zVMkI




What will mandatory entry-level driver training standards do to truck driver recruitment in Ontario, Canada?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1e21DHp



Will truck stop gyms let trucker memberrs 'freeze' their memberships?

Contributing article: http://read.bi/1jDCkLN



If police in India will not protect truckers from highway robberies, what can they do to protect themselves?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1d4OdoP



Have you as a trucker used the fuel card program from DB Squared? How well does it work?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1jDCVx1 Submit service review: http://bit.ly/67NP4K



Besides avoiding them, using more caution and less speed, how do you drive safely on icy roads, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1fcAZss




Could overweight truckers use these five tips for combating childhood obesity and see results?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1gccxdw



What are your top 5 things to help you on the road?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1jrSO9B



Are you subject to holiday depression? What tips do you recommend to avoid it?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1bknuBV



What do you as a trucker have to say to those who support a fuel tax increase?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/Iu39DW



Why did this truck driver fail to notice slowing traffic and cause two deaths?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/Iu2LVZ




Doesn't author know that cash can 'expire' through inflation or when currencies change?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1bdhw99



Isn't waiting to start a financial plan until retirement too late?

Contributing article: http://grnol.co/1bdioe1



Will the FMCSA's updated citation protocol help the average professional truck driver?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1baxZvL



If you as a trucker use Truck Lite’s new Custom LED headlamps, how well do they work for you?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1bayJ3W



Which trucking-related entities have a ' non-disparagement clause' that could be used to punish those posting negative reviews?

Contributing article: http://abcn.ws/181JWCP



Working today? How many of these tips for a healthy Thanksgiving do you as a trucker use?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1b73gvd



Was it a preventable accident or collision avoidance? Which would you have chosen, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1b73oea




Have you as a trucker ever used a mobile app to help you save money? If so, which one?

Contributing article: http://on.mash.to/1epUhJR



If you're a trucker using electronic logs, do you like them better than paper logs? Are they easier to use?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1epTXur



Are you part of the 53% of survey responders who have no savings plan at all?

Contributing article: http://on.mash.to/1epUhJR



Do you as a trucker see compressed air as a solution for knocking snow off the top of your rig?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1hhNjL9



What experience, if any, have you as a trucker had with a 'fluctuating toll'? Are they good or bad?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1gf9iPK



For which drivers will the first-of-its-kind 30-gallon Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System be truly useful?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/19NUz8N



Have any safe truckers been wrongly screened out of jobs because of the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/19NV96w



Did FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro advocate a pay raise for all mileage-paid truckers? Yes!

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/19NQAcr



Truckers, have you been 'asked' for a blood or saliva sample at a police road block? Did you give it?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1bGcqQf



If the FMCSA ever admitted its HOS mistake, would it refund money to truckers who spent money to comply?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1aIJQzX



Truckers with smartphones, do you have a 'kill switch' or disabling program installed on your device? Ever used it?

Contributing article: http://cnn.it/1aIJv0n



Hey, Boston police wary of GPS for cruisers, now do you understand how monitored truck drivers feel?

Contributing article: http://b.globe.com/1aIJd9A



Will self driving trucks take over the trucking industry? Writer for WP thinks so.

Contributing article: http://wapo.st/1dilZvD



If the law bans reading a mobile device’s screen while driving a commercial vehicle, what about using a GPS unit in a truck?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1c3zMkA



Do you believe that mandatory sleep studies and CPAP usage compliance for certain truckers is invasive or wise?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/I0VlZX



Isn't this a great reason to have a truck cam in your truck?

Source: http://bit.ly/1b4djqN



What happened to would-be truckers who participated in a fraudulent CDL testing scheme?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/18azNUL



Does anyone connect trucking's sagging growth with government regulation?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/18azhGf



How much money does Double Coin’s Smart Money Fleet Program help fleets save? Can owner-operators save too?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/18azDNf



Do you as a trucker agree that side skirts are easily damaged, expensive to maintain and don't last as long as the trailer?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/HTp0nO



What do you as a trucker think that paperless roadside enforcement will do to the trucking industry?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j7Q3Y1



Do you as a trucker agree that the open road is gone as you grapple with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j7PXQb
Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j7R96f



What percent of truck-involved fatalities in 2012 were the fault of the non-truck driver? The article doesn't say.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j7QrWn



How do you know ahead of time if a carrier invests in its truckers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/182Yti3



How can a prospective employee check a trucking company's actual turnover rate?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1e1SlYk



Are any truckstops in the USA offering discounts to professional truck drivers who are military veterans today on Veteran's Day?

Let us know: http://bit.ly/4SSgBU



Did you know at least 18 deaths are potentially linked to energy drinks? Red Bull lawsuit.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1hzRumJ






If you have answers to our questions, please contact us.




 

Articles and Other Media



Smoothies for Truckers: Blenders, Recipes and Advice

What challenges about making smoothies do truckers face? What should they know about smoothie blenders, recipes and advice?



On Being Rear Ended in a Truck

When is being rear ended in a truck the fault of the trucker? We ask some questions and share two real-life experiences...



Updated: On Truckers Software: Costs to Upgrade Software and Alternatives

When a function on your truckers software stops working, should you pay to upgrade software or try a different solution? We examined this...



Updated: Trucker Thanksgiving Trip Money Saving Tips

If you're a trucker having to take a Thanksgiving trip, working over the holiday, you can save money lots of ways. We tell you how...



Updated: A Thanksgiving Prayer on Behalf of Professional Truck Drivers

Vicki Simons first prayed this Thanksgiving prayer on behalf of professional truck drivers in 2009. The thoughts prompt the reader to 'thank a trucker.'




 

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