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Truckers' Savings Blog


This truck drivers blog -- what we call the "Truckers' Savings Blog" -- is where you will find the most up-to-date information from Truck-Drivers-Money-Saving-Tips.com, including;

  • our newest pages;
  • updates we've made on our site;
  • Truckers' Savings News posts that others have submitted; and
  • news and questions that we've sent out through our news feed.


Furthermore -- and this is the real time saver for you -- there's no need for you to read dozens of trucking magazines, e-zines, blogs and news feeds looking for money saving news for truck drivers because we do that for you here.

We report the articles that:

  • notify you of opportunities for saving money or getting rebates;

  • reveal how other drivers saved money or lost money (as examples to learn from); and

  • alert you to situations that could cost you money.


In a nutshell, this blog is about how truckers can save money or are being forced to spend more money in their jobs.






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Air Quality, Idling, the Environment and Trucker Comfort

Engine idling for driver comfort often conflicts with air quality and environmental standards. We address some aspects of these...

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Idle air sucks.

Locations they say are open and operating are not. Benson az....inoperable, the whole site. Now they are ** down idle air in salt lake. The site in

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I have no power from the truck to the pigtail can you please help me to figure out y

No power from truck to pigtail y ----- Response from Mike and Vicki: Thanks for asking a question through our site. We wrote a page entitled Trailer

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Digital stove to go

I am an OTR driver and purchased the Burton digital stove to go from Petro. I've only had it a few days now. I have cooked BBQ chicken drummettes, spaghetti

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A Load Board Overcomes the 'No Freight' Layover Problem

Ever been told that there is 'no freight'? You may need a high quality load board to stay loaded and rolling. Vast differences between freight boards exist. Learn more...

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Reasons Why Eating While Driving a Truck Can Be Costly

Do you drive a truck professionally, get paid by the mile, and don't want to park to eat? Here's why eating while driving can cost you...

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Billing for my time during brake check

If I get flagged in for a brake check and my truck's brakes are fine, whom should I bill for the time it took to check? ----- Response from Vicki: Thank

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Safely Back Up Your Tractor Trailer; Truck Backing Situations

Among the most difficult maneuvers a professional driver can make is to back up his or her rig safely. Let's look at different backing situations...

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Shower Review: Little America Truck Stop, Little America, WY

The following shower review was submitted by a professional truck driver of the facility at Little America Truck Stop, Little America, WY.(*) -----

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What questions to ask a recruiter when you are first time ever wanting to become a truck driver.

What are some if not many and important questions to ask recruiters when you are looking for a paid schooling first time cdl driving job. I will take any

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Customer Satisfaction for Truckers at Truck Stops and Beyond

When professional truck drivers buy products and services, whether or not from truck stops, they expect customer satisfaction. What if they don't get it?

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Truck Stop Rewards Program Information for Professional Truckers

Large chain truck stops have their own rewards program to let professional truck drivers earn points that can be redeemed on products or services. Learn more here...

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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...

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APU weight-exemption guide, state by state

Do states along your route allow for the federally encouraged 550-lb. or 400-lb. weight exemptions for owner-operators or carriers who’ve added an auxiliary power unit for anti-idling? The answer to that question is, well, it’s complicated. Such complication, furthermore, is what drove the folks from the GPS tracking services company at TrackYourTruck.com to compile the chart below, showing the variability of law and weight enforcement policy as regards APUs around the nation.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1UpX1Ka

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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

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

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

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

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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

Side Skirts for Tractor Trailers to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Do tractor trailer side skirts help large trucks save fuel? If so, how much? Where can you get them? Learn more here...

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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.

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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

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

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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



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