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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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On Death and Dying On the Job as a Professional Truck Driver

No one wants to talk about it, but professional truck drivers should deal with the possibility of death and dying on the job ahead of time.

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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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Railroad Crossing Accident Prevention for Semi Tractor Trailers

Drivers of semi tractor trailers can prevent being involved in a railroad crossing accident. Here's how...

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Low Clearance Bridges and Overpasses: How to Watch for and Avoid

Being involved in an accident from trying to squeeze a truck under a low clearance is totally preventable. Here's how to know about and avoid them.

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Television on your cell phone

In your applications store on an Iphone or in the Android Marketplace on your Droid phone, download TV.com to watch Beverly Hillbillies, NCIS, Star Trek,

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Is 'a fine of $25 to $75' enough of a penalty to encourage you to remove snow/ice off the top of your trailer in Pennsylvania?

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

Was it worth 'two years of probation and ... $375,000 in restitution and cleanup costs' for a trucker to drive under the influence of alcohol, that led up to a 2014 crash?

Contributing article: http://stjr.nl/1POyls9

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Trucker, has your trucking company provided you with the tools to remove snow and/or ice from the top of the trailers you haul?

Contributing article: http://mycj.co/1POvlfs

Trucker issued 3 tickets for snow-topped vehicle

A tractor-trailer driver with a pile of snow on top of the rig was stopped by police here Thursday, and forced to remove it.

The driver, from North Bergen, also received three tickets, police said.

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Source: http://mycj.co/1POvlfs

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Could being 'really, really tired' have affected the judgment of the trucker who collapsed a historic bridge?

Comment on our health and wellness page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1JFC8Mh

Trucker gets $45k after wrongful firing determination

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered that a New York trucking company pay a driver $45,000 after he was fired for reporting mechanical safety problems.

In 2011, the trucker began working for Brindi Trailer Sales and Services Inc. of Merridale, a for-hire interstate carrier with one tractor-trailer. Soon after, he requested owner Robert Urbina Brindi repair the truck, including fixing ineffective brakes, steering problems, broken turn signals, leaks and a cracked windshield.

In February 2012, after Brindi refused to correct the issues, the driver contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The trucker was fired after PDOT put the truck out of service for 16 violations.

OSHA determined he had violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act Jan. 21. It ordered him to compensate the trucker ... and expunge his employment record.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1Toda6m

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Truckers, if Winter Storm Jonas negatively affected your paycheck, how much money would you say you lost?

Comment on our truck operations page.

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

In cold weather, did you know truck trouble may not be due to fuel gelling but rather 'poor maintenance of the vehicle, storage tanks and truck fuel tanks'?

Quote from article: "...it has to be below -15 degrees before fuel even begins to gel..."

Comment on our Preventive Maintenance page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Zv0iAc

Would being able to legally carry -- and having a firearm with him -- have helped this trucker avoid being shot?

Comment on our Health and Wellness page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1OZy4bJ

If truckers drive company-owned trucks, why should they have to pay out-of-pocket for truck parking if the only parking spots available are paid?

Comment on our Trucker Services page.

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

Top Truck Wash

If your looking for a top notch quality wash, give Nova Truck Wash the business! found these guys when I needed a tanker washed out so I had them wash

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I have freightliner 1993 FLD120, my cruse control is not warking.

I have changed the switch under the clutch pedal. when the truck is parked the cruse control is working when I release the yellow button (release the parking

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King Pin Lock cost

How much on average does a King Pin Lock cost ----- Response from Vicki: Thanks for asking your question about the cost of a king pin lock, which is

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Review of Multi Grain Cereal from Valley Food Storage

Valley Food Storage sells Multi Grain Cereal, a cereal meant to be cooked and served hot. We reviewed this product.

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This trucker resolved to save his life

"I kind of woke up and said to myself, 'You're going to die, and you're going to let a spoon and fork kill you,'" truck driver Benjie Burns recalls.

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

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If 'it costs $3,000-to-$5,000 to recruit and hire one driver' and some trucking companies are experiencing '100% Driver Turnover', what impact does that have on the wages of the truckers who stay?

Contributing article: http://onforb.es/1VN97jb

Comment on our Budgeting page.

Would being employed by a trucking company that has an 'Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP' make you less likely to search for another trucking job?

Contributing article: http://onforb.es/1VN97jb

Comment on our Employee Benefits page.

Isn't the exploding e-cigarette that led to a truck driver's crash just another indication that truckers who smoke should seriously consider quitting?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VN84zE

Related: Quit Smoking as a Way to Save Your Money, Improve Your Health and More

Micro Easy Grab Review: 8-in-1 Silicone Kitchenware Disks

How did two 8-in-1 silicone kitchenware disks or pads perform in the microwave and for other uses? Read our Micro Easy Grab review.

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Do you believe (per story #9) that trucker pay 'should be at minimum $65,000-$70,000 a year'?

Should it be more or less than that?

Upon what basis should it be paid?

Please comment through our budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1RSqSi0

If you as a trucker avoid 'speeding, ... improper lane use, improper passing, following too closely, using a handheld device and texting' -- and keep your truck in good working order -- how low will your chances become of getting a ticket or fine?

Please comment on our truck operations page.

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

Which of the 'three myths about eating healthy on the road' have you personally 'debunked' as a trucker? How did you do it?

Please comment on our food and recipes page or our meal preparation page.

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

Nebraska fuel tax increase in effect Jan. 1

Truckers and other drivers traveling through Nebraska this weekend will start paying more tax during fuel stops.

The state’s fuel tax now is 25.6 cents per gallon. The tax rate includes a fixed component set at 10.3 cents. The state Department of Roads claims 7.5 cents per gallon of the fixed rate while cities and counties get 2.8 cents.

A new law in effect Friday, Jan. 1, will raise the fixed rate by 1.5 cents.

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

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Truckers, how do you track your expenses and handle your per diem? Via a mobile app?

Please share through our budgeting page or our trucker apps page.

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

Truckers get $7M in back pay following misclassification claims, strikes

The California Labor Commissioner has concluded 38 Pacific 9 Transportation drivers are employees — not contractors — and that the drayage company owes them $6,926,279 in wages.

The commission’s Department of Labor Standards Enforcement Dec. 14 order represents an average individual award of $182,271, the Teamsters union said. On Sept. 10, the commission ended six weeks of wage-and-hour hearings for the 38 drivers.

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

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Owner-operators, how have the seven consecutive weeks of falling diesel prices increased your profitability?

Please share through the form on our truck operations page or our budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1RSq4cO

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

Do you have 'Land Line’s annual compilation of state chain laws/rules gives you the scoop on the requirements in the Lower 48"?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1JF1nIU

5 Reasons You Need to Quit Smoking

Did you know smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States with over 480,000 deaths every year from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke? While the number of people who smoke has declined over the recent decades, over 18% of the American population still smokes on a regular basis.

Compared to the general adult population, commercial truck drivers tend to live a more unhealthy lifestyle. The job requires long hours, high stress, and physical and mental focus. Over 50 percent of commercial drivers smoke cigarettes and only 8 percent exercise regularly.

This accounts for the average life expectancy for a commercial truck driver to be 61 years old.

The New Year is right around the corner and it is the perfect time to start afresh. Millions of people set resolutions every year so why not be one of those people. The time to quit smoking is now.

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

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OOIDA asks Michigan lawmakers to think twice about tolls

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling for leading lawmakers at the Michigan statehouse to reject an effort to authorize toll taxes as an option to get road and bridge work done in the state.

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Mike Matousek, OOIDA director of state legislative affairs, cautions that the legislation would authorize the creation of toll roads throughout the state with little to no oversight.

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He also alerted lawmakers to unintended consequences that would result.

“As it relates to trucking, truck drivers will divert to toll-free routes that are less capable of supporting heavy vehicles and undermine the viability of a toll project when actual revenue generated is far less than anticipated.

“Economically, tolls are simply another tax – in addition to existing federal, state, and local fuel taxes, registration fees, etc. – that is bad for truckers, bad for taxpayers, and ultimately bad for Michigan.”

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Source: http://bit.ly/1JF0IY0

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Has any trucker ever been fined for idling because his/her truck had an 'auto-start to no-idle system' that started without intervention?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1JEZ8pg



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