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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #057, 2014-04-11
April 11, 2014

Issue #57 | April 11, 2014

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips

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Reader Submitted Content



Dreams don't match

A woman asked what she should do about going to trucking school and becoming part of a husband and wife team with her future husband when their dreams...



THEY DID OK WITH MY TICKETS

AS FAR AS TICKETS GO ,THEY DID A BANG UP JOB TWICE..NO COMPLAINTS . AS FAR AS ALL THAT OTHER STUFF. I DONT KNOW ..



Sealed battery

My husband just started driving an 18 wheeler. He drives for Schneider so he doesn't own the truck. We need to know best way for him to get power for frig,



Should I fight ticket for failure to remove snow/ice from my trailer?

I received a citation west of philadelphia on highway 76 mile marker 334 for ice on top of my trailer. It could not be seen from from thr ground but some




 

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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.

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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:






Need a reason why not to pass in a 'no passing zone' in a big truck? How about fatalities?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1mIX6d8



Even if a trucking company puts profits ahead of safety, why should their trucker employees do the same?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1mIX6d8



How many more fatalities must take place and felonies be issued before truckers refuse to work in excess of their Hours of Service?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1ltYiB5 Related article: http://bit.ly/1ltYMqZ



Will switching to natural gas and making trailer modifications to meet fuel standards result in ROI for truckers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1ltX2Og
Related article: http://bit.ly/1ltZjJx



If articulating buses have a flexible gap device, why can't large trucks have something similar?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1lu07xU



How much will NTSB-recommended side underride guards cost truckers and what will be the ROI on them?

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



What penalty will be put on truck drivers who are caught failing to retain and carry a paper copy of their medical examiner’s certification?

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



Is 'the will to win and do [your] best' reason enough to allow a video-based event recorder to record you when driving?

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



Wasn't the regulation about trucker's medical examiners supposed to eliminate problems like this?

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



Are trucking jobs 'cognitive or creative jobs' in which workers don't respond to the 'incremental value' of additional income?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j0WoqL



Are you as a trucker more motivated by 'autonomy, mastery and purpose' than money?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1j0WoqL



Could a trucking company's choice of administrative benefits processor be costing truckers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1i27AjC



How was a truck driver allowed to drive professionally if he had a misdemeanor warrant against him?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1i25n7I



Even though 'continual surveillance' of truckers may be legal in California, what could it financially cost truckers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1i27DM7



So, trucker, was your income up by 0.3% and your consumer spending up by 0.3% in February?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1koRxz0



Will having a higher speed limit in Idaho be beneficial to most truckers driving in that state? Why or why not?

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



Would having more video gambling machines at a specific truckstop lure you there over another truckstop?

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



Do you as a trucker agree with this 'pay for performance' article? Please explain why.

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



If Canadian freight costs continue to soar, what impact will this have on Canadian truckers' wages?

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



Is the 14-point plan touted by Port Metro Vancouver really a winning proposition for truck drivers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1jSAbu2



If the efficiency of 'driver performance' has become so technical, how would driverless trucks measure up?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1jSCs8s



Are the potential performance improvements coming from a driver-focused in-cab camera system worth being continually 'watched'?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1jSxBV1



Owner-operator, do you help your 'engine gain turbo boost and, in turn, make your engine more fuel-efficient'?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1r6QkkO



Trucker, how long on average does it take you to find overnight truck parking each night?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1r6Q05D



What extra savings or extra costs could electric lane technology have on the U.S. trucking industry?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1fM18Mb



Truck drivers, in what way do in-cab recording devices help or hurt you?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1fM18vq



Does your trucking company off-set the cost of mobile phone data you may use in connection with your job, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1fM0ZIt



How is it possible that a semi-truck would be hauling a trailer with no rear-facing lights?

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



Were tanker drivers responsible for switching gas to diesel and diesel to gas in Manchester mess?

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



Just because there are provisions to ensure truckers won't be harrassed over mandatory e-logs, will it happen anyway?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1gxod5a



Could the proposed speed limiter rule on large trucks affect owner-operators, too?

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



What are you doing, trucker, to keep truckers from being a 'dying breed'?

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



If trucking companies work to make 'female-friendly' trucks, will male truckers refuse to drive them?

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



Do truckers in the UK not have a type of STAA law that protects them from driving in bad weather?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1nq76Ml



If you as a trucker cross from the USA to Canada or from Canada to the USA over the Peace Bridge, what is your average waiting time?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1dk9Kzk






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Articles and Other Media



Money Down the Drain During CVSA Brake Inspection

The situation described on this page that occurred during a CVSA brake inspection was money down the drain...



Captain of the Ship Policy and Unsafe Working Conditions

A 'Captain of the Ship' policy empowers truckers when they encounter unsafe working conditions and situations.



Updated: Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) Exhibitor Freebies and Discounts for Truckers

Are you or is your company an exhibitor who is giving away freebies or discounts to truckers at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)? Share your info now.



Updated: Safe Driving Tips for Drivers of Large Trucks

Preventing accidents helps you save money. Practicing these safe driving tips can help drivers of semi-tractor trailers avoid truck crashes.



Updated: On Truck Cruise Control Use: Pros, Cons and Warnings

How can a truck cruise control help or hurt a professional driver of a commercial motor vehicle? What else should you know? Read our tips...



Updated: Whistle Blowing Truckers: STAA Law on Retaliation, Vindication

If truckers engage in whistle blowing on the job, they may risk retaliation from their trucking companies. But the law is on their side...



Updated: Maintain a Safe Following Distance Behind Other Vehicles, Trucker

An unexpected stop by drivers of vehicles in front of truckers can lead to accidents if you don't maintain a safe following distance. Read our tips...



Updated: Cell Phone Use While Driving a Semi Tractor Trailer

It can be very dangerous to drive while doing any other activity. But what about cell phone use while driving a large commercial motor vehicle?




 

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Spring is upon us. In some places in the USA, snow may still be on the ground. In other places, green leaves are bursting forth on trees and bushes. As temperatures warm, people may become distracted while driving. Please drive defensively and protect yourself and your rig as best as you can at all times.

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To all of our readers who are professional truck drivers, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road!

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