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TDMST Email Newsletter, 2016-06
June 10, 2016

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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter

Issue #83, June 10, 2016




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Important Notice


  • Technology Hurdles

    Vicki tried to get a technical issue resolved this past month, but was stymied.

    She has contacted the right people to try to get the matter resolved.

    In the meantime, perhaps if she can get it to work, instead of doing Periscope live streaming, perhaps she can use Facebook Live.

    Which method of live streaming do you prefer? Please contact us to share your thoughts.




 

Prevent This!


Since publishing our last email newsletter, there have been at least two articles -- http://bit.ly/24AiI1y and http://bit.ly/25Og8sR -- about truckers who were either unable to stop in time or claimed brake failure as the reason for a truck crash.

The mechanic quoted in the second article said, "There is a possibility his brakes failed, but it is extremely difficult".

Professional truck drivers are required to do pre-trip inspections on their trucks before driving. They are the ones who are tasked with making sure that their vehicles are safe and legal to drive.

  • Is it the case that these drivers are not being trained how to inspect their trucks' brakes? If so, then training is needed.
  • Is it the case that their trucking companies are pressuring them to drive trucks that are not roadworthy? If so, the truckers need to refuse to drive -- citing the federal regulations -- until the trucks are in compliance.
  • Is it the case that these drivers were merely distracted in the moments leading up to the crashes?

According to Distraction.gov, "Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety."

Also according to Distraction.gov, "In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers."

Please feel free to review:

regarding safe truck operation.

You may also want to watch Vicki's new video about times when professional truck drivers must absolutely refuse to drive.

Accidents due to improperly adjusted brakes and distracted driving are very preventable.





 

Reviews



Worthless Worthless Worthless

Gote lawyer that don't know **** think he works for prosecutor absolutely worthless the people you talk to there don't know nothing complete waste of money



8000 pro hd

I'm glad to see other are having as much trouble with theirs as I am with mine. I try to put in an address and I get the same response from the gps address



Trucker, do you drive a truck with an AMT -- automated manual transmission?

If so, would you please write a Product Review?

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





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 since our last email newsletter:



Would a $50 fine keep some people out of the hammer lane?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

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



Isn't it a shame that truckers who worked for years and retired on a pension, may not receive the pension benefits they thought they were going to receive?

If this happened to you, how would you cope?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

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



If the trucker 'failed to reduce his speed when traffic slowed down', could there have been more at stake than brake failure?

Did he do a proper pre-trip inspection?

Was he possibly distracted moments before the crash?

Please comment on our Preventive Maintenance page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/25Og8sR



What is the solution to truckers being 'upset over pay, high fees and government regulations' in Florida?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/25Of2NF



Need some good reasons why not to evade tolls in your truck?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://abcn.ws/25Ofg7y



Doesn't it always make you feel good when a wrongfully terminated trucker is vindicated when he followed the law and got permission to make a change?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://on.cpsj.com/25OfPhI



Which should come first: starting orientation or 'a medical exam and ... pre-employment drug screen'?

Isn't the offer to start orientation with a trucking company the equivalent of a job offer?

Please comment on our Truck Driving Jobs page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1W8gTHG



Did you know that dash cameras can help detect fraud regarding billing for services not rendered?

What other non-typical ways might a truck cam or dash cam save you money?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Related: http://www.truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com/truck-cam.html

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1W8f2Tp



Will a change to the overtime policy affect any segment of truckers in the USA?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1qyI945



If the trucking 'lifestyle simply isn't attractive to a younger generation', how can it be made so?

What will have to change in the industry to draw more millennials into trucking?

Will there have to be more 'point to point' routes set up?

Please comment on our Truck Driving Jobs page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1WGpy4P



What's the solution to this problem? Quote from article: 'Trucking is a high-risk occupation. According to a 2014 national survey, 69 percent of long-haul trucker drivers are obese; they are also twice as likely as other U.S. workers to be diagnosed with diabetes.'

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



How can 'wheel-off' or 'tire separation' accidents like this be prevented?

Can something besides lugnuts being loose or cracked contribute to tires separating from a truck, and if so, what can the average truck driver do about it?

Please comment on our Preventive Maintenance page.

Related: http://www.truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com/lug-nut-torque.html

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



What will it take to make truck driving jobs great again?

Please comment on our Truck Driving Jobs page.

Contributing article: http://ti.me/1Td4wqb



What will it take to eliminate the 'gridlock' that truckers worldwide experience that causes them to lose driving time?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Td48rI



Does it concern you that 'Your Lyft Could Be Driverless Within a Year'? Why or why not?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://ti.me/24AkhMU



Why was this trucker 'unable to stop in time' as he was driving a commerial motor vehicle? Did he perform a thorough pre-trip inspection before he started driving that day?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/24AiI1y



Could the truck driver involved in the tip-over truck accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge have prevented it?

If so, how?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Video: http://bit.ly/1W8ho4q



Why has the productivity of U.S. workers fallen again? Has it fallen for truckers, too? What will help change this?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

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



Will self-driving technology on commercial motor vehicles -- which is currently being 'designed to empower truck drivers to drive more safely and efficiently' -- one day end up replacing truck drivers?

Please comment on our Truck Driving Jobs page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1W8fGjM



Truckers, have you ever been ticketed for idling while simply allowing your truck's engine to warm up for about 10 minutes?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1W8ef4K



Obviously, a federal mandate for specific equipment on CMVs will boost the sale of that equipment. But how many more mandates like this will there be and how much will it cost truckers?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

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



Do you believe that 'mobile-based freight brokering' will help you fill '8-15% of ... empty miles' between hauls with more freight to haul, trucker?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1TpEq05



Does the slowest expansion of the U.S. economy in two years concern you, trucker? Why or why not?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1TpDo4k



If a usage fee is implemented to take care of America's roads, do you think that fuel taxes will disappear? Why or why not?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1TpD6KD



Owner-operators, have you ever had problems getting paid because of an insolvent broker? What happened and was it ever resolved?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1TpCX9Z



Do you agree with Uber, trucker, that driverless cars can help prevent millions of lost lives? Why or why not?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

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






 

Articles and Other Media


Refuse to Drive a Truck When These Situations Happen

Did you know that there are times or situations when a professional truck driver must refuse to drive a truck? These are two of them...



Updated: Sowing and Reaping

I am fascinated by the concept of sowing and reaping. Jim Rohn did an excellent job of telling the parable of the sower and the soils here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCmnng8gmoQ.



Updated: Reviews of Truckers Voice in Court By Truckers

Walk into some truckstops and you'll see displays advertising Truckers Voice in Court or TVC Pro Driver. How do professional truck drivers review it?






 

Earn More, Save More


A June 7, 2016 article reported that a group of Teamsters, many of whom used to be professional truck drivers, met in New York to protest possible cuts to their pensions.

Although unions have their own individual issues, consider that there are other types of investments that folks can make during their working years that may not generate sufficient income to meet one's needs during retirement.

Most folks, including truck drivers, trade their time for money. There are options for earning a second income as a trucker during one's off-duty hours.

Consider that the right part-time work to earn a second income can generate part-time income that can grow to full-time income.

Learn more in the Second Income for Truckers E-Course.

Note: The price of the paid part of the e-course has increased and may increase again. Lock in your rate now.




 

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In the USA, we are now officially in the summer driving months. Many people will have their minds on vacation and not on driving.

Watch for people swerving and veering from their lanes of travel. Watch for people making sudden lane changes.

You may want to consider getting a truck cam to protect yourself in the event of an incident or accident.

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

Best regards,
Mike and Vicki Simons, Owners
NKBJ InfoNet, LLC

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