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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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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

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?

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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

NYC agrees to pay trucking companies over parking tickets

New York City has agreed to pay $14 million to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that commercial delivery trucks were improperly issued parking tickets.

The money will be divided among hundreds of companies that are members of the New York Trucking and Delivery Association.

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

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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

Truckers Develop Apps To Save Time, Boost Income

As congestion builds at the nation’s ports, truck drivers are turning to new, specialized apps that have the potential to relieve traffic and slash profit-eating delays.

Truckers are looking at apps such as Jupigo, Quick180, DrayQ and DrayLink to swap containers outside a port’s gates, get information about loading holdups and help dispatchers locate their drivers.

Such digital tools hold the potential to increase trucker efficiency and income, said Filex Fok, an Oakland, Calif., driver and creator of Jupigo.

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Source: http://onforb.es/1WGpDoU

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Get ready for Roadcheck

Mark your calendars for June 7-9. That’s when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting Annual International Roadcheck, its roadside inspection blitz.

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The inspections will be the North American Standard Level I Type, the most thorough of the roadside inspections. The special emphasis for 2016 will be on tire safety and will include measuring tread depth, checking tire pressure, inspecting to see if anything is lodged between dual tires, and examining the overall condition of the tire for deep cuts or bulges in the sidewalls.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1TpE3CN

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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

Trucker, do you prefer to use your truck stop 'rewards points' for purchases valued under $20, between $20 and $100, or over $100?

Please comment on our Truck Stop page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/24uB6wa

Other than checking between your double trailers at each stop you make, what else can a trucker do to make sure folks aren't 'hitching' a free -- and potentially fatal -- ride?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Td5YZN

Requesting Your Review of IdleFree's 'Behind-the-Cab APU'

If you have purchased and are using an IdleFree "Behind-the-Cab APU" -- as is described in this article, please review it on our Product Reviews page.

Trucker, if you've switched trucking companies in the last 2 years, did you realize an increase in 'wages and benefits'? If so, was it enough to satisfy you?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1Wap6uH

Will this 'Truck Parking Initiative' actually do -- or lead to -- anything substantial to help alleviate the lack of safe truck parking in the USA?

The idea that Vicki proposed about truck parking back in about 2012 is a start, but don't more truck parking places actually need to be built?

Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.

How Trucking Went From One of the Best Jobs in America to One of the Worst: Longer hours, lower pay, less clout

In 1980, the average trucker in America was making an annual salary, adjusted for inflation, equal to more than $110,000 today. Twenty-five years later, truckers make on average about $40,000 a year, working harder, longer hours, and with less job security.

Sociologist Steve Viscelli, in an article published Tuesday in the Atlantic, describes how truck driving—once a blue-collar job with good benefits, relatively high wages, and considerable political clout—today is just the opposite. ...

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Source: http://ti.me/1Td4wqb

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Sleepy trucker's crash amplifies dire need for truck parking

... The 53-year-old truck driver from Hyrum, Utah, had fallen asleep at the wheel after he said he was unable to find a legal place to park while delivering a load of potatoes in North Carolina. Hamblin’s truck, which he purchased less than two months earlier, smashed into the barrier before fuel and thousands of pounds of potatoes spilled onto Interstate 77 about 2 a.m. Friday in Charlotte. The impact of the crash caused the engine to be thrown out of the vehicle, which started on fire.

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Hamblin said he still had an hour left to drive on his hours of service, but he could feel himself becoming drowsy. However, Hamblin said he couldn’t find a legal place to park.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1Td46jB

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Murphy Plywood 5/10/16 - load not available till 5/11/16 PM

Your name (first and last preferred) or initials: Your trucking company's name: Shipper's name and location: Date and time load assigned: Pick-up appointment

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Great service and great engine for a price that is UNBEATABLE

I want to let all my fellow truckers out here, over the road or local,know that there is this place called LKQ. I guess they are a huge company but I only

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Meat

How do you freeze the meat how long can meat stay in the portable fridge ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Thank you for asking these questions through

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Since a study of the national highway system found that 'Truckers lost 728 million hours in delivery time [due] to traffic jams in 2014', how will slip-seating help trucking companies overcome this to be more productive?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

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

Related: http://bit.ly/1q1R9P6

Trucker, if you received a bonus, would you save, spend or invest it? If you were to spend it, what would you spend it on?

Please comment on our Budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1T3k8iV

Had this trucker been wearing a seat belt, weren't chances better that he would not have been thrown from his truck and consequently killed in or by the crash?

Please comment on our Truck Operations page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1WanmS9

How much money would you save if you brewed your own coffee in-truck instead of buying it elsewhere (such as a truck stop)?

Please comment on our Food and Recipes page.

Contributing article: http://huff.to/1q1SLs6

If your trucking company pays you cash regarding a worker's compensation claim, shouldn't that raise a red flag to you, trucker?

Please comment on our Employee Benefits page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1q1SDsK

Related: http://bit.ly/1T3kkyE

Peach Crisp: a Wonderful Warm Dessert You Can Make in Your Truck

Just because you drive a truck doesn't mean you can't enjoy wonderful warm desserts like peach crisp. Now you can make it in a crock pot...

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5-Hour Energy: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

5-Hour Energy is a 2-ounce energy shot designed to help users feel alert for 5 hours after consumption. How do professional truck drivers review it?

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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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If you're an OTR company driver, what hindrances to saving money would you foresee if your company decided to start slip-seating drivers?

Please comment on our Trucker Services page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1q1R9P6

Diesel Fuel Prices Increase 7 Cents in a Week

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel rose by nearly 7 cents last week, continuing a streak of rising prices since the beginning of the year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased 6.8 cents, hitting $2.266 in the U.S. Despite a string of price increases this year, the price is still 58.8 cents cheaper than it was in the same week last year.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1TpIM7q

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