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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #067, 2015-02-13
February 13, 2015

Issue #67 | February 13, 2015

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips

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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.

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Prevent This!

Reviews

Questions

Articles and Other Media

Earn More, Save More

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Important Notice

  • Focus on February and March Money Saving Topics for Truckers

    In February, our focus is on Home Support Team and Telecommunications.

    In March, our focus will be on Truck Operations and Preventive Maintenance.

    Submit -- through our Facebook page -- a "truck drivers money saving tip" on the monthly topics in order to enter yourself in the running for a Helping Truckers Save Money Award. If your tip is the best in our opinion, we will customize your award with your name and the date after your award-winning tip!

    Please keep your tips concise and please submit only an original tip each time.

    Thanks in advance for the awesome job we know you're going to do!

    Let's see how much we can help our fellow truckers save money and in the process have some fun! How about it? Ready, set, GO!

  • Since February 14 is Valentine's Day, Vicki thought of a way to make the holiday of love reflect well for truckers. Please consider pinning this full image on your own website, blog or social media account.

    Love having things to buy? Love truckers enough to give them room when you drive.


  • Finally, we're pleased to announce that Mike Simons began driving for one of the top 20 fleets in North America this month!

    Watch for more information about this on our site.


 

Prevent This!



On February 4 through our Truckers' Savings Blog, we asked a question based on an article about the trucker whose over-height rig hit the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5, the strike of which led to its collapse.

Since the trucker is now among the named parties in a $17 million lawsuit filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation -- so that the state can "recoup the costs of response and repair" -- we wonder what part of that $17 million the trucker will have to pay.

There is a lot of information missing from the articles we have read about this bridge strike. However, we would wager that if the trucker had to do that crossing all over again, he would have made sure to be in a position where his truck wouldn't strike the bridge.

Protect yourself, the motoring public and your pocketbook by checking all clearances -- especially low ones along your path -- and especially if you haul over-dimensional freight. Do not rely on GPS units for this information -- even if it is a trucking-specific GPS unit. Always consult a trucker's atlas. If you are driving a permitted load, be sure to follow your route and exits to the letter.




 

Reviews



Airtabs worked for me

As a maintenance manager for a major store chain supplier, I came across Airtabs as a way to improve fuel economy. I can tell you, It works. I installed



My lunchbox heater-upper

This thing is fantastic. Buying the inserts at Wal-Mart for $0.88 per 3-pack (without the lids)($3.99 at most truck stops) ,the inserts will hold a large



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:






Truckers who own your trailers, have you ever considered getting your trailer 'wrapped' with an ad to earn extra money?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1zAVF4g



What search fields and/or specifications do you look for on a free or paid load board, trucker?

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



Just because driving a truck is the most common job in 29 states right now, do you think that the occupation is 'immune' to automation?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1AQLH5o



Do you think that liquefied natural gas (LNG) needs to be taxed on the basis of energy output rather than per gallon? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1FrygI2



Which of the Rand McNally Tablet's truck apps would help you save the most money?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/176f1bT



Will CDL applicants who paid for exam answers have trouble getting a job in trucking?

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



Trucker, have you ever felt pressured to take safety shortcuts due to lower pay in your job?

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



What part of the $17 million lawsuit will the trucker have to pay for response and repair to the I-5 Skagit River Bridge?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1EHqg88



Could hydrogen fuel cell power help heavy-duty trucks save money? If so, how?

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



Will SmartPark charge truckers to make parking spot reservations? If it costs, will you use it, trucker?

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

Related: http://bit.ly/18OqCgd



What part of ArcBest's 41% net income rise will go into their truckers' paychecks?

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



If natural gas vehicles help fleets save money, will any of the savings be put toward truckers' wages?

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



Has your consumer spending dropped since the holiday season, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1F0V29t



If your trucking company sends you on an alternative route to beat bad weather, are you paid the difference in miles, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1F0UL6o



What part of Celadon's almost-67-percent profit will their truckers see in their paychecks?

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



What part of Swift's record profit in 2014's fourth quarter will their truckers receive?

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



Could a specialized, portable 'blood test in a box' ever be used by law enforcement on professional truck drivers?

Contributing article: http://cnn.it/1tt9nKm



Has the lack of safe and legal truck parking ever made you think of leaving the trucking industry, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1tt1Gny



If roads and bridges need to be maintained, what's the best way to pay for that: fuel tax, mileage-based, toll or other?

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



Would being paid for a percentage split of load revenue push you as a trucker to take only high load revenue freight?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1tt0Dnt



Should the prospect of autonomous vehicles in trucking make you seriously consider having a second income to fall back on?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1tsUAQ1

Related: http://bit.ly/14K4PhY



Truckers who use a CPAP machine: Have you ever used a battery pack to power your unit and if so, how well did it work?

Write a review: http://www.truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com/product-reviews.html



How can finding 'discrepancies' between a trucker's duty status and 'other known driver activities' by an electronic logging device help or hurt a trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Lf8lHH



If J.B. Hunt and Covenant both had 'stronger fourth-quarter profits', did their drivers see any of that in their paychecks? If not, why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Lf9r6m



Professional truck drivers, have electronic logs delivered 'enough savings to justify the cost of hardware and software'?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Lf8lHH



Trucker, how has implementing electronic logs helped or cost you time and money?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Lf9i2I



Trucker, have you ever been lured to a trucking company by a sign-on bonus? How long did you stay there?

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



How will changes to the TWIC card -- to include 'proof-of-citizenship' -- benefit or hurt you financially, trucker?

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



Trucker, would a mileage-based tax work better for you than a fuel tax? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Bvdg1D



Canadian truckers, did you know that if you overstay your visit in the USA, you could face 'significant consequences'?

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



Truckers, do you use any of these low-cost fitness apps? If so, which ones?

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



How much money did the shutdown due to Winter Storm Juno cost you, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bbc.in/1tkM19V

Related: http://bit.ly/1BvccuB



How does a fleet's concern over 'rising costs related to maintenance, safety, reg compliance' affect your trucker paycheck?

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



For your safety, what's the best place outside your truck to do these '4 Quick Bodyweight Workouts for Truckers'?

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



If 'documented heavy-duty truck operation' costs $8.68 per minute -- or $520.80 per hour -- why aren't truckers paid more?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/183O1Ka



Do you agree with the FMCSA that 'weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome'? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/183ODj1



Is there a sturdy, portable device for more truckers to be helped than by stationary snow- and ice-removal stations?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/183NuI6



C.R. England boosted trainers' pay but what about pay for all of their other truckers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1J97JzA



Truckers in the USA, has your 'cost of living' decreased by the most in 6 years?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1GmR3sl



Truckers, which do you prefer when money is tight: spending less, finding a way to earn more or both?

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



Truckers, besides slowing down, how do you protect yourself and your rig when you're caught in a 'flash icing' situation while driving?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1J5tXT6



Will Swift's new telematics system help keep their drivers from wasting time looking for specific dry van trailers?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/14w5tVi



If you previously 'strongly opposed' electronic logging but now like it, what changed your mind? Do e-logs save you time or money?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/14w6vAs








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




 

Articles and Other Media



A Peachy Snack When You're In A Hurry

I'm always looking for something good - and fast - to eat in the middle of my drive shift, that doesn't weigh me down or make me sleepy. This has turned



Taking my 4 year old over the road

While I was pregnant in 2010 I decided stop driving. I am currently in the process of obtaining my cdl again and going back over the road. I now have a



mirros that fold in

anyone know ehere I can purchase them? inclusing the moutning bracket and hardware, not just the mirror. ----- Response from Vicki Hi, Jim, Thanks






 

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