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

  • alert you to situations that could cost you money.


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Where did you store the big Coleman Ice Cooler ?

Already have a Coleman 5day Xtreme Cooler. Want to come out of a International ProStar into a Cascada. Thank you for this blog, I have been trying to get

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Charge for a missed appointment

My trucking company is charging me for a missed load appointment $1600, the load was 7hrs late , but shipper recieved the load and unloaded it, they charged

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If states adopt a 'mileage-based user fee system', will truckers who take their trucks home be required to pay anything extra?

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CVSA Roadcheck Can Be Expensive for Truckers

If you or your rig are unprepared for CVSA Roadcheck, being put out-of-service can be expensive. Be smart and be prepared.

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Even if Freightliner has no plans to 'pursue ... a fully autonomous vehicle' isn't it likely that one truck manufacturer will?

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Lower Fuel Prices Expected to Push Memorial Day Travel to 10-Year High

U.S. travel over the May 25 Memorial Day weekend is poised to reach a 10-year high as Americans with more money in their pockets are lured onto the roads by lower prices at the pump.

About 37.2 million Americans will travel more than 49 miles from May 21 to May 25, a 4.7% increase from last year’s holiday and the second-highest level in AAA data. Trip-takers totaled a record 44 million in 2005, the Heathrow, Florida-based motoring club said May 8. About nine in 10 people are expected to drive.

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Trucker, if you have one or more pets in your truck, has it (or have they) ever caused you to be distracted?

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Do you think that the 'Beyond Compliance initiative' will help you save money as a trucker? Why or why not?

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Some Professional Truckers Fear Driverless Big-Rigs Will Leave Them Jobless

... “What about our jobs? What about our families? What is it going to do for all of us?” said Mario Ramirez, a truck driver.

Ramirez is not alone.

Mason Yaryan, another truck driver, said he worries about what the new technology will do for his job in the future.

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In a statement, a Teamsters Union spokesperson said:

“The Teamsters Union does not believe that an automated truck can replace the skill, expertise and judgment of a professional driver.”

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Will Manitoba's truck driver certification help truckers in that Canadian province earn higher wages? Why or why not?

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If you use a pair of Michelin's 'ultra-fuel-efficient steer tire', how much better fuel mileage do you get compared to your old steer tires?

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$400k trucks? Overdrive talks to CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz about impact of emissions regs

... Overdrive: What is it about these greenhouse gas regulations that is creating such a problem for truck owners, and why did the CCTA file suit?

Rajkovacz: When the EPA was in the process of coming up with these GHG regulations, they claimed they were working with the trucking industry, but in reality, they were working with the manufacturers of the heavy duty equipment and the engine manufacturers.

The reason we filed suit is twofold. When the EPA makes regulations that claim, in this case, the cost of the regulation is offset by improved fuel efficiency, they have to run it through the Science Advisory Board. They didn’t do that, which is a violation of procedure.

No one will argue with improved fuel efficiency, but the claims of this offset have never come through ...

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Video increasingly viewed as legal shield for trucking: It's critical for liability protection and driver exoneration...

Mike Nalepka, VP of video intelligence solutions for PeopleNet, will tell you that in the majority of truck-car crashes, the truck driver is not at fault.

Yet in the majority of truck-car crash related court cases, the motor carrier is usually ends up settling in an effort to minimize costly litigation, he said during a presentation at the 2015 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, NJ, this week.

That “litigation avoidance” strategy, however, is rapidly becoming a major financial pain point for the trucking industry – one he believes can only truly be eliminated by the use of video recording systems.

“In 2005, the average settlement and/or judgement paid by a trucking company in a fata truck-car collision averaged $3.6 million. By 2011, that had increased to $11.6 million,” he said. “Today, it runs between $15 million and $18 million.”

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left turns on a multiple lane

left turn on a multiple lane would u finish up at the far right lane? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thank you for asking a question about truck operation

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Use an ELD, trucker? Has your income increased as a result of using an electronic logging device?

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Severe winter weather cost states this past winter but how much did it cost truckers?

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Truckers, do you use the 'Saver's Credit'? Why or why not?

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Truckers, which document-transfer service or app do you use and why?

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If 'the driver still monitors truck functions and remains in charge' in an autonomous truck, then why let it drive itself?

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What to Know about Late Tax Filing and Late Paying Penalties

April 15 was the tax day deadline for most people. If you are due a refund there is no penalty if you file a late tax return. But if you owe tax, and you failed to file and pay on time, you will usually owe interest and penalties on the tax you pay late. You should file your tax return and pay the tax as soon as possible to stop them. Here are eight facts that you should know about these penalties.

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Will Expeditors International share any of the 27% net income increase with their truckers?

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Diesel prices jump 4.3 cents in week

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 4.3 cents in the week ending May 4, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

This is the third consecutive week the price of diesel has risen nationwide.

The U.S.’ average price is now $2.854, which is $1.11 lower than the same week last year.

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What items are you most likely to buy on impulse, trucker?

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Mike and Vicki Simons of Truck-Drivers-Money-Saving-Tips.com applaud truckers who run their own small businesses during National Small Business Week

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Professional truck driver, how are you preparing for the takeover of driverless trucks within the trucking industry?

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Trucker, do you use an online 'piggy bank' to save for specific financial goals? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1AGp7YL

fifth wheel problem

Fifth wheel make a bang noise got a pin on the passenger side sticking out. It rock back and forth with you going down t road.can see a gap between the

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Trucker follows too close in fatal Georgia Southern accident

A preliminary report into the accident on I-16 that killed five Georgia Southern nursing students faults the truck driver for following too closely.

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2 investigates: Truckers breaking the law with illegal shortcut

ATLANTA — Truckers are breaking the law inside I-285 and metro Atlanta drivers are feeling the impact.

A Channel Two Action News investigation caught the same number of violators in two weeks, as the state did in an entire year.

Georgia law states truckers can be inside the perimeter for select reasons that include picking up or dropping off a load, visiting a repair shop and if they live within the perimeter.

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Trucker robbed, shot after truck breaks down in Orange County, deputies say

ORLANDO, Fla. — A trucker in need of help was robbed and shot instead, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The incident was reported Monday night in a neighborhood off Pershing Road near Semoran Boulevard.

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Truckers Accuse Will County Of Using Confusing Signage To Entrap Them

“A money-making extortion scheme” is what the Mid-West Truckers Association says is going on in Will County – with unsuspecting truck drivers targeted and ticketed for tens of thousands of dollars, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

It is a veritable cash cow for the county, say truckers, in much the same way that red light cameras build up municipal treasuries.

Manhattan-Monee Road in Will County near US-45 goes over a culvert, and big trucks are banned.

But the signs are so confusing, say truckers, that many an unsuspecting driver has been snared, and fined.

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If these four fleets have improved first-quarter earnings, will they pass any of that money along to their drivers?

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ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk

An American Transportation Research Institute study, released on April 29, indicates that the 34-hour restart provisions (which currently remain under suspension) had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up truck crash risk.

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Do police reports on truck-involved crashes indicate the percentage of contribution from all vehicles involved?

If so, why doesn't the FMCSA use this data?

If not, why don't the reports contain this info?

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Are there other or better ways to 'prevent road fatigue'? What methods do you use?

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Flatbed haulers of manually-tarped loads, do you feel that you are paid enough to tarp your loads?

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Fuel prices on the rise

Average retail pump prices in the U.S. for diesel and gasoline have continued to climb across the board this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The national average for diesel rose just over 3 cents to $2.811 per gallon this week, the agency noted. The national average is $1.164 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2014.

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If the younger generation doesn't like to work 'long hours', how will the trucking industry ever attract them?

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Truckers, how would the FMCSA's proposed ways to 'incentivize carriers to implement "practices and technologies" that go beyond simple adherence to federal safety regulations' affect your paycheck?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1IS8uOB

11 Ways to Reduce Trucking Insurance Premiums

Outside of fuel and truck payments, insurance is one the biggest expenses for a driver. Being able to find ways to reduce your month premium is a great way to add a little extra money to your pocket. Driver experience, age, upkeep of the vehicle, and the time your operation has been in business are key factors insurance providers use to determine premiums. Below are a few tips on how to get the best truck insurance coverage at the lowest possible cost.

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What to do with your tax refund

... Before you blow your windfall on a flat-screen TV or book a trip to Disney World, consider what your refund represents.

It’s the government giving you back the change after you overpaid or had too much tax withheld during the previous year.

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Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled heavy-duty trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.

The rapidly declining cost of diesel is making the return on investment for adoption of natural gas less lucrative, according to ACT's “Natural Gas Quarterly." ...

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Charge reduced against trucker in fatal pileup in Wyoming

... Also on Tuesday, authorities dropped an aggravated vehicular homicide charge against a Canadian truck driver involved in Monday's crash on a foggy, slick highway in southeast Wyoming.

Instead, Alex Dragaytsev, 45, of Longueuil, Canada, was cited for failure to use caution for hazardous conditions and released from custody, Albany County prosecuting attorney Peggy Trent said.

The citation carries a $60 fine that Dragaytsev can challenge or pay by April 28...

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Truckers, do you agree that 'low margins are the fault of the trucking companies'? If you had the ability to solve this, how would you?

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If ‘collision mitigation’ systems take over control of a truck from a trucker and the truck crashes anyway, who is at fault?

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Truck Driver Pleads Guilty To Trading $50,000 Worth Of Lunch Meat For Crack

... An Arkansas truck driver has pleaded guilty to trading $50,000 worth of lunch meat for crack cocaine.

Larry Ron Bowen was sentenced on Monday to a year of inpatient drug treatment and six years of probation, the Memphis Flyer reports. He also must pay $18,500 in restitution.

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Port truckers to vote on strike that could begin Monday

Truck drivers who haul goods from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will vote tomorrow whether to launch another strike beginning as early as Monday morning, union officials announced today.

Truckers hoping to unionize have been fighting for several years over their classification as contractors. They want the companies they work for to hire them as employees, and pay them benefits as other workers enjoy.

The acrimony began in 2012 when truckers sued their bosses for wage theft and job misclassification as independent contractors. ...

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Solar Power Solutions for Freight and Passenger Vessels Approved by Classification Society

... The energy collected by the marine solar panel array or string of photovoltaic (PV) panels can be used to power a DC load, provide back-up or emergency power or be connected to an AC load via an inverter, so any ship or vessel can tap into the clean and renewable energy provided by the sun.

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Will any of Marten's 'nearly double' profit go to its truckers?

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