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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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Sure, you can return to this truck drivers blog page regularly to get our cutting-edge blog entries. However, our Truckers' Savings Blog page lists only the most recent updates to our XML news feed

After a few days, what if there was an article you wanted to go back to? Not even our Twitter feed can help because old news cycles off as more recent news cycles on.

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released yesterday...

... the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. Two parts of these findings were:

- The average marginal cost per mile in 2015 was $1.59, a six percent decrease from the $1.70 found in 2014; and

- According to Bob Costello, Chief Economist for the American Trucking Associations and a member of the ATRI Research Advisory Committee, the research "indicates that costs will be on the rise in 2016".

For more info, visit www.atri-online.org.

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Why Do Polarized Sun Glasses Work Well as Sunglasses for Truckers?

There are ordinary sunglasses and then polarized sun glasses. Professional truck driver Mike Simons uses the latter. Find out why...

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Fuel Island Review: Love's Pennsylvania Carlisle

This is a fuel island review for the Love's truck stop in Carlisle, PA. Fuel island review Love's Pennsylvania Carlisle. Professional truck drivers are

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Trucker Food and Recipes: for Eating and Cooking in Your Truck

Professional drivers face many challenges to eating frugally on the road. Find trucker food and recipes that you can eat or cook in your truck.

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Free Downloads for Truckers; Useful Tools for Professional Truck Drivers

This page contains a list of our free downloads for truckers, including .pdf and zipped files containing spreadsheets that are useful tools for truck drivers.

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Tips for Food Storage and Preservation for Truck Drivers

For truck drivers, eating on the road can sometimes be expensive and unhealthy. A great way to save money and stay healthy is to cook meals in your truck.

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Learn How to Save Thousands on Diesel Fuel!

When fuel accounts for up to 40% of your trucking companies operating expenses, saving a few cents at the pump can add up to thousands of dollars per year!

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Prevent Fuel Theft and Diesel Theft from Big Trucks

No trucker can afford stolen fuel. So how can you prevent fuel theft? What products and practices prevent diesel theft?

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Pork chops and rice

In crock pot, combine a cup of rice, 2 cups water, 1can cream of mushroom soup, and 2 pork chops. Sprinkle salt, pepper and Tony chacheres on top. Cook

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Buying a Thermoelectric Cooler? Here's What Truckers Need to Know...

Before you buy a thermoelectric cooler, you need to know some things. Our experience with this cooling device may help you...

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If you don't make a minimum purchase but use TA-Petro's 'Reserve-It!' program -- and park longer than 2 hours -- who pays for your truck parking: your company, you or someone else?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/2bdnX5S

What's the most expensive fine that you have ever paid for out-of-adjustment brakes during CVSA's Brake Safety Week? Will you be ready for the next one during Sept. 11-17?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/2bdnj8A

Have truckers seen a commensurate improvement in the condition of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in exchange for the 8 -- and soon to be 9 -- consecutive years of toll increases?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/2bdm3lI

Foreign truckers charged £96m in first two years of HGV Levy

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The Department for Transport (DfT) introduced the HGV Levy in April 2014 for all lorries above 12 tonnes using UK roads, as a way to “create a level playing field across Europe”.

The Levy aims to remove the inequality UK hauliers faced when paying for tolls on foreign roads in Europe. Yearly, monthly, weekly and daily tickets are available.

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Source: http://bit.ly/2bmdv8E

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Is your savings rate better than 'nearly half of Americans [who] wouldn't be able to cover a $400 emergency'?

Please comment on our budgeting page.

Quote from article: "...according to a 2015 Federal Reserve report, nearly half of Americans wouldn't be able to cover a $400 emergency. About a third of Americans don't have a single dollar of retirement savings, discovered GOBankingRates."

Contributing article: http://read.bi/2bme7uX

Without a dash cam in this lorry driver's cab, couldn't the claim for who was at fault have been different?

Please share your thoughts on our truck operations page.

Source: http://dailym.ai/2bmdfGE

Stealing gas.

I have a video of a trucker siphoning gas from a company truck and putting it into his personal truck, what steps can i take in reporting him? ----- Response

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Interact with us on Facebook Live

We invite you to interact with us on the TruckDriversMoneySavingTips Facebook fan page. Each night of the week, there is a different theme.

Be sure to LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TruckDriversMoneySavingTips/ and join in at 9 p.m. ET.

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Young drivers snapping 'selfies' at the wheel

Drivers are endlessly creative when it comes to finding dumb things to do while behind the wheel: eating, texting, reading a map, applying makeup.

But technology has now inspired an alarming new trend: drivers taking self-portraits, or "selfies," with their smartphone cameras while in motion.

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Source: http://cnn.it/2a66qvr

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Trucker Apps: Money Saving Smartphone Applications for Truckers

Are you a money-conscious and technologically-savvy professional truck driver? Then having a set of money saving trucker apps may interest you...

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Trucker Accessories We Recommend to Help You Save Money

Our experiences have taught which trucker accessories helped us save money on the road. We recommend our picks for Christmas gifts or any time.

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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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