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A Tweet A Day:
Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips and Inquiries

We utilize the social networking site Twitter to "tweet"

  • either a "Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip"
  • or "Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry"

each non-weekend, non-holiday weekday.

The former is a concise helpful hint.

The latter is designed to spur other professional drivers to think about and possibly provide a

Our Twitter account is: TruckersSavings.

We moved our list from 2010 and list from 2011.

In late 2011, we started sending these short money saving tips and money saving inquiries for truck drivers through our Facebook account, too.

Below, you will see the "tweet a day" from 2012 (in reverse chronological order).



The Tweet a Day for last week of December:

2012.12.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Keep your truck stop product's receipt and paperwork if a return is needed.
2012.12.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever had a truck stop product fail after return period expired? Results?
2012.12.26 "Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Before buying a truck stop product, understand the location's return policy."
2012.12.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever had a truck stop product stop working? Was a refund even available?
2012.12.24 "Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Before buying a truck stop product, know and understand its warranty."


The Tweet a Day for third week of December:

2012.12.21 "Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you use a cell phone GPS app, make sure it routes for large trucks."
2012.12.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever been routed down a low clearance street? What did you do?
2012.12.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Getting directions from non-truck-specific GPS units can lead you wrong.
2012.12.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever gotten bad directions from your company? What did you do?
2012.12.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Directions to customers may not always be accurate. Double check.


The Tweet a Day for second week of December:

2012.12.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Yet another aerodynamic aid for trucks and trailers are vortex generators.
2012.12.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How soon did you get a return on your investment from better aerodynamics?
2012.12.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Another popular aerodynamic aid for trailers are trailer tails or boat tails.
2012.12.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What improvement in fuel mileage do you get with aerodynamic enhancements?
2012.12.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: One popular aerodynamic aid for trailers are side skirts or air fairings.


The Tweet a Day for first week of December:

2012.12.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Need longer cooking times at lower temps? A crock pot slow cooker is ideal.
2012.12.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much money do you save on average by cooking meals in your truck?
2012.12.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Foods with liquids can be cooked or rewarmed in a hot pot with taller sides.
2012.12.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which cooking appliance do you use to cook most of your in-truck meals?
2012.12.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Flat foods like pancakes and hamburgers can be fixed in an electric skillet.


The Tweet a Day for last week of November:

2012.11.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Try to avoid putting more purchases on credit than you have cash to pay for. Aim to be debt-free.
2012.11.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever impulsively bought something you later regretted, even on layaway? Please share.
2012.11.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: For online shoppers, some websites offer online layaway programs. Evaluate needs and savings.
2012.11.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What is the best Cyber Monday deal you have ever gotten online? How much money did you save?
2012.11.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Friday was Black Friday. Today is Cyber Monday, with online savings on some items. Shop carefully.


The Tweet a Day for the third full week of November:

2012.11.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Thanksgiving leftovers can be preserved and eaten in your truck to help you save money. Yum!
2012.11.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What's your favorite way to save money on Thanksgiving Day in your truck? Please share.
2012.11.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Need loads with deliveries before or after Thanksgiving? Consider using info on a load board.
2012.11.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever purposely forfeited miles in order to be home with family on Thanksgiving?
2012.11.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Going home for Thanksgiving? Plan your loads ahead of time, possibly with a Monday delivery.


The Tweet a Day for the second full week of November:

2012.11.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you need a refresher course on how to install snow chains, take one. Videos are online.
2012.11.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever found it more cost effective to buy your own snow chains? Please explain.
2012.11.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some trucking companies use snow chain banks to help prevent the buying of chains.
2012.11.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever not had chains on your truck when you needed them? What did you do?
2012.11.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Snow chain laws are already in effect in some places. Check the condition of your chains.


The Tweet a Day for the first full week in November:

2012.11.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Before using a window shade or cling to reduce sun, check on all applicable laws and regulations.
2012.11.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever installed a device to extend the visor in your truck? How well did it work?
2012.11.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: An extendable visor can help block the sun from affecting your vision in ways regular visors can't.
2012.11.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which device is your favorite for blocking the sun from your eyes when you drive?
2012.11.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Wearing a trucker hat or cap can help keep the sun out of your eyes, but don't hinder your sight.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning October and November:

2012.11.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Stubborn cleaning tasks can sometimes be done faster by using Krud Kutter.
2012.11.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How do you save money on cleaning products you use on your truck?
2012.10.31 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some hand cleaning products are also good for getting grease out of clothing.
2012.10.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What's the best cleaning product you've ever used on your truck? Worth the cost?
2012.10.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid works well for cleaning dishes and truck windshields. Rinse well.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of October:

2012.10.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Truckers desiring to eat healthy and save money have many options. Cook your own meals.
2012.10.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What's the price difference between homemade & comparable commercial sub sandwiches?
2012.10.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Home support teams can pre-package and portion control food for family truckers.
2012.10.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much money can you save by preparing your own sauerkraut in your truck?
2012.10.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some truckers have clever ways to prepare food in-truck. Growing sprouts is one way.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of October:

2012.10.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Drying elasticized clothing in high heat can make the elastic fail sooner. Use low heat.
2012.10.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever experienced machine problems at a laundromat? What did you do?
2012.10.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Separate whites from colored clothing when washing. Use the appropriate wash cycle.
2012.10.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much extra have you ever paid for buying detergent at a laundromat?
2012.10.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Save money on laundry costs by taking your own detergent & additives with you on the road.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of October:

2012.10.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If stores become truck-unfriendly, let other truckers know to keep them out of trouble.
2012.10.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much does a big truck towing bill cost? Does it depend on where towing happens?
2012.10.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Observe posted signs about trucks parking in store parking lots. Don't risk getting towed.
2012.10.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What is the most truck-friendly chain grocery store you know of? Have good prices?
2012.10.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Many grocery stores lots are large enough for big rigs to park away from cars & entrances.


The Tweet a Day for the first week of October:

2012.10.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Office supplies truckers sometimes need: small stapler, staples, binder clips & super glue.
2012.10.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever overslept because your clock's batteries died? What did you do?
2012.10.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: OTR truckers who wear glasses should consider packing a small eye glass repair kit.
2012.10.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which small items have you packed for use in your truck that proved most valuable?
2012.10.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Take clean clothes to your truck in reusable plastic bags or a shower bag; save space.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of September:

2012.09.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Another aerodynamic help for big rigs are wheel covers for both tractor and trailer.
2012.09.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How can you save the most money buying products to improve truck aerodynamics?
2012.09.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Vortex generators & Trailer Tails can help reduce wind resistance or drag on truck & trailer.
2012.09.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What truck fuel economy increase have you had by using products to improve aerodynamics?
2012.09.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Improving your truck's aerodynamics can help you save fuel. Trailer side skirts can help.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of September:

2012.09.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If called inside a weigh station, save time. Take your personal, truck & load info with you.
2012.09.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which weigh stations perform the most large truck inspections? Do you work to avoid them?
2012.09.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Use your mirrors to gauge when your truck axles are correctly on scales at weigh stations.
2012.09.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever had time-consuming inspection because of slow truck in front of you at weigh station?
2012.09.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Observe all weigh station speed limits. Going too slow can get you flagged for inspection.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of September:

2012.09.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Flimsy load locks can fall in transit or break easily. Consider buying better quality units.
2012.09.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Besides truck stop sales, what other ways do you use to save money when buying load locks?
2012.09.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some dropped loads require leaving load locks. Inform your company about need to replace them.
2012.09.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What free or low cost locking device do you use to lock load locks into place on trucks?
2012.09.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Unlocked load locks can be stolen off your truck. Consider devices to lock them in place.


The Tweet a Day for the first week of September:

2012.09.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Consider writing a mini-animated book with PowerPoint for loved ones back home.
2012.09.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which free or low cost ways do you use to connect with loved ones on the road?
2012.09.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Using free stock photos and free graphic software, you can make lovely e-cards.
2012.09.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you use Skype on the road, what Internet connection do you use?
2012.09.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Celebrate your loved one's special events by phone, email, card, Skype, etc.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth full week of August:

2012.08.31 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Pepper spray concentrations vary. They may or may not disable sensitized attackers.
2012.08.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What is a Smartphone app that truckers can use to help with self defense?
2012.08.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some drivers carry a hammer in their trucks to use as a tool & for self-defense.
2012.08.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever carried a gun with you for self defense in your truck?
2012.08.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Never use a spray product not intended for self defense in that way. It's punishable.


The Tweet a Day for the third full week of August:

2012.08.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Your appearance at a customer's location can affect your company's future loads.
2012.08.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which grooming tools do you use most often: brush, razor, hair clippers, other?
2012.08.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: A few basic tools are all you need to carry with you to practice good grooming.
2012.08.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Do you ever cut your own hair before taking a truck stop shower? Work well?
2012.08.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: To maintain a professional appearance, keep yourself nicely groomed and trimmed.


The Tweet a Day for the second full week of August:

2012.08.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If an item is too heavy to lift by yourself, get help. Don't be too macho to ask.
2012.08.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What is the best exercise you've ever used to help you learn to lift more weight?
2012.08.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Weight lifting myth buster: Will wearing a back brace help you lift more weight? No!
2012.08.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever strained your back OTR by lifting something too heavy? How did you heal it?
2012.08.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you lump your own loads, lift boxes with good posture and grip to avoid pain.


The Tweet a Day for the first full week of August:

2012.08.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If your truck has A/C problems, also check hoses for leaks, kinks or blockages.
2012.08.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What's a frugal way to make truck air conditioning systems work better or longer?
2012.08.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: One truck A/C problem may come from a wiring overload from an in-use 12-volt outlet.
2012.08.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much down time have you ever spend having your truck's A/C repaired?
2012.08.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Truck A/C problems can vary. On your checklist, check coolant and compressor.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning July and August:

2012.08.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Varying your exercise routine prevents boredom. Try alternatives in bad weather.
2012.08.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which accessories do you use to help you get a better workout when walking?
2012.08.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Walking is a good form of physical exercise. Wear the right clothes and shoes for it.
2012.07.31 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you as a trucker do an exercise routine in your truck, which exercises do you do?
2012.07.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Long haul truckers can do some physical exercises in their trucks for free.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of July:

2012.07.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Keeping your windshield clean and coated with water repellant can aid visibility.
2012.07.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What are the worst places for reduced visibility due to weather events?
2012.07.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Visibility is reduced in fog, smog, smoke, rain, snow, etc. Slow down for safety's sake.
2012.07.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever been delayed by or attempted to outrun a storm? What happened?
2012.07.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Weather can change rapidly. Allow time for slow-downs due to wind, rain, storms, etc.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of July:

2012.07.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Mobile broadband service may require a 2-year contract. Evaluate that vs. prepaid service.
2012.07.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What is the best deal on Internet access on the road that you have ever found?
2012.07.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some drivers prefer to purchase Internet access for longer periods of time to save money.
2012.07.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever purchased a day's Internet service at a truck stop? How did that work?
2012.07.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Internet access is more available than ever on the road. Choose your connection carefully.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of July:

2012.07.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Monitor your truck's fluid levels, especially in the summer. Refill as needed.
2012.07.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever forgotten to get fluids at a terminal and regretted it? What happened?
2012.07.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Stock up on fluids and paperwork while you're at your company's terminal.
2012.07.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much did you spend on your last gallon of coolant purchased at which truck stop?
2012.07.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Buying oil, coolant and other truck products on the road can be expensive.


The Tweet a Day for the first week of July:

2012.07.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Set a goal to save every penny you don't spend on sodas and snacks.
2012.07.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you kicked the soda pop or soft drink habit? How much money have you saved?
2012.07.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Truckers can save a lot of money by refusing to drink soda pop or soft drinks.
2012.07.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much money would you as a trucker say you save by fixing your own meals?
2012.07.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Clever OTR drivers carry a variety of food with them for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth full week of June:

2012.06.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some drivers may want to carry a disinfectant to spray showers before using them.
2012.06.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Would you rather shower at a terminal than at a truck stop? Does this save you money?
2012.06.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Refuse to use showers with visible mold or mildew because of potential resulting infections.
2012.06.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Does your trucking company clean out showers after every use? Is it worth the cost?
2012.06.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some trucking company terminals may not supply shower towels. Carry your own with you.


The Tweet a Day for the third full week of June:

2012.06.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Truckers may have to shop in grocery stores to get a wide variety of healthy food.
2012.06.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How much extra does organic food cost than non-organic? Is organic worth the cost?
2012.06.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Health-conscious truckers can request truck stops to start stocking organic foods.
2012.06.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever changed brands of food because one was healthier than another?
2012.06.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Regarding cereal, 'natural' does not equal 'organic'. Evaluate your consumer choices.


The Tweet a Day for the second full week of June:

2012.06.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Investigate the recording time of dash cam media & if they are re-usable before buying.
2012.06.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you as a trucker ever used a dash cam footage as evidence in a legal situation?
2012.06.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Dash cam footage can prove fault for truckers in accidents. Follow company usage rules.
2012.06.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How many dash cams in which places would you recommend for a new trucker user?
2012.06.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Evaluate dash cam systems for the right one for you, including the number of cameras.


The Tweet a Day for the first full week of June:

2012.06.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Differences exist between truck stop shore power units. Evaluate the best value for you.
2012.06.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever purchased shore power time in large amounts or in bulk to save money?
2012.06.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some shore power options may cost more than others or extra. Pay only for what you use.
2012.06.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: In the summer, which shore power options do you use most to save money?
2012.06.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Shore power climate control and electrification can help you save much money over idling.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning May and June 2012:

2012.06.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Beware of eating food from cans with damaged seals. Contamination could have entered the can.
2012.05.31 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What was the most useful or expensive refused part of a load that you saved or used yourself?
2012.05.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If part of a load is refused but in usable condition, consider what to save, use or give away.
2012.05.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Should you ever buy a product on sale now that you don't need now but will soon?
2012.05.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Because of space & weight restrictions, truckers must evaluate what items to take with them OTR.


The Tweet a Day for the third full week of May:

2012.05.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Travel-related merchants prepare for summer traffic. Explore available cost saving options.
2012.05.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you found an increase in fuel prices due to Memorial Day weekend?
2012.05.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some vacationers drive larger vehicles than they're used to. Anticipate their need to maneuver.
2012.05.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How do you deal with summer's extra traffic? Is there a best time of the day to travel?
2012.05.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend starts summer vacation. Be on guard for extra traffic.


The Tweet a Day for the second full week of May:

2012.05.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some prescription plans claim to save you money. Compare the benefits & costs before signing up.
2012.05.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever compared an OTC medication to a brand name prescription? Did it work better, same, worse?
2012.05.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some cheaper over-the-counter medications work just as well as expensive brand name counterparts.
2012.05.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever needed pain relief on the road and paid a premium for it at a truck stop travel store?
2012.05.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Keeping a small supply of home remedies with you on the road can assist when you're in pain.


The Tweet a Day for the first full week of May:

2012.05.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: After delivery & scan, staple receipts to the correct bills. Get reimbursed for all expenses.
2012.05.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever been asked to re-scan bills previously scanned & sent? Did you have them on hand?
2012.05.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: To avoid losing digital data, consider keeping a paper backup until 4 weeks after you're paid.
2012.05.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: In what way do you document your important times? Paper, 'satcomm', cell phone, other?
2012.05.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Make it a habit to document on paper all of your times for dispatch, arrival, being loaded, etc.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning April and May:

2012.05.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: To remove 'fog' from inside your windshield, the defroster setting combined with A/C may help.
2012.05.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Is there a less expensive way to treat windshields to repel rain than commercial products?
2012.05.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some windshield and washer fluid treatments are designed to repel rain & can aid with visibility.
2012.05.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you own and use polarized sunglasses, how much did you pay for them? Can you buy for less?
2012.04.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Glare is a hindrance to visibility. Polarized sunglasses reduce or eliminate glare. Prices vary.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of April:

2012.04.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Electrically-powered APUs operate only as long as there is stored energy available to run it.
2012.04.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you use an APU for comfort or power or both, how expensive is its annual maintenance?
2012.04.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Idling alternatives include electrically- or diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs).
2012.04.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Figuring in all the costs, how much money do you spend per hour when idling?
2012.04.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Idling your truck uses fuel and is hard on your engine. Explore idling alternatives.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of April:

2012.04.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Looking to buy a higher-end truck seat? Compare features you like before you buy.
2012.04.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever upgraded the driver's seat in your truck? What convinced you to buy one?
2012.04.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some sophisticated truck seats are designed to reduce road bump jarring. Demo before you buy.
2012.04.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which settings on your truck seat are most important to you for back and leg comfort?
2012.04.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: An uncomfortable truck seat makes an uncomfortable ride. Adjust settings as needed for comfort.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of April:

2012.04.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Use window screens to stay cool in your truck? Beware of breaking and entering potential.
2012.04.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you have used window screens to stay cool in your truck, what was your experience?
2012.04.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some drivers like to use window screens to try to stay cool. Screen sizes vary by window type.
2012.04.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you used a 12-volt-powered fan to stay cool in your truck? Was it worth the money?
2012.04.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Temperatures are warming up in some places. Some fans work better than others. Choose wisely.


The Tweet a Day for the first week of April:

2012.04.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Flatbed drivers, wear shoes with non-slip soles to prevent slips and falls. Rotate your shoes.
2012.04.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How do you as a flatbed driver prevent aches and pains associated with tarping your loads?
2012.04.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: There are different kinds of tarps. Choose the lightest weight one that will work for your load.
2012.04.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you as a flatbed driver ever experienced part of your load shifting? What did you do?
2012.04.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Flatbed drivers, check your straps or chains within an hour or the first 50 miles of your trip.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of March:

2012.03.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Carrying a spare tire can help when it's needed but reduce available payload. Consider your options.
2012.03.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How do you check to make sure that your tractor/trailer brake lights work? Do you use a mirror?
2012.03.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Make sure that your trailer lights work correctly. Check turn signal operation with flashers.
2012.03.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Has your truck ever developed a diesel, oil or hub oil leak? How did it start? How was it fixed?
2012.03.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Carry a HazMat spill kit with you? Inspect it regularly to make sure it contains all you need.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of March:

2012.03.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Drive a day cab locally? Check your truck's oil and coolant daily. Protect your engine from overheating.
2012.03.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Besides an alignment problem, what can cause vibrations or a pulling to one side in a tractor?
2012.03.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Trucks that need water/coolant added often may have a small radiator leak. Investigate and fix frugally.
2012.03.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever needed to know diagnostic computer codes for your truck? Where did you find them?
2012.03.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: During your pre-trip inspection, inspect your tires for pressure, tread depth, irregular wear & gashes.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of March:

2012.03.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Locks on trucks, trailers and theft deterrent devices should be individually, not identically, keyed.
2012.03.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever prevented theft of a pigtail from between doubles by locking it under trailer door handles?
2012.03.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Some thieves are stealing truck batteries. Investigate the advantages & ROI of locking them in place.
2012.03.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever experienced theft from your tractor/trailer? If so, what happened? How costly was it?
2012.03.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Help prevent theft of your diesel. Investigate the advantages and ROI of locking fuel tank caps.


The Tweet a Day for the first full week of March:

2012.03.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Drop lots in border towns may experience taillight, grommet & mud flap theft. Carry spares with you.
2012.03.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Do you get spare gallons of oil or coolant at your company's terminal? How much does that save you?
2012.03.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Carry an extra low-beam lightbulb with you to replace a burned out one to help you avoid CSA write-ups.
2012.03.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Do you ever wish you'd had a certain spare item in your commercial motor vehicle? What was it?
2012.03.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Diluted blue Dawn dishwashing liquid cleans windows better than glass cleaner. Apply, scrub & squeegee dry.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning February and March:

2012.03.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Have an emergency fund set up to tap during times when you can't work, to help you financially.
2012.03.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you've ever suffered an OTJ injury that prevented truck driving, did you collect worker's comp?
2012.02.29 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you slip/fall from a truck, advise your company right away. Get medical attention as needed.
2012.02.28 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Besides in wet/cold weather or high winds, when are drivers most likely to slip/fall from a truck?
2012.02.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Maintain 3 contact points at all times when climbing into or onto your truck or trailer. Prevent falls.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of February:

2012.02.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Cold weather can be hard on your truck's battery and alternator. Maintain or replace as needed.
2012.02.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Ever had a truck cold cranking problem? What was the trouble? How could it have been prevented?
2012.02.22 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Protect your hands and fingers in cold winter weather. Wear insulated gloves to help prevent frostbite.
2012.02.21 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Which truck product have you found is most helpful in dealing with winter weather? Please share.
2012.02.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Cold winter weather lasts a long time in some places. Keep needed tools in truck as long as necessary.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of February:

2012.02.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Missed planning for Valentine's Day this year? Plan early for next year and save. http://bit.ly/wda8BL
2012.02.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you bought a Valentine's Day gift online, how did you save money on it? Share your tip with us.
2012.02.15 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Your home support team can help you save money. Learn which gifts are most meaningful on Valentine's Day.
2012.02.14 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have a special someone back home? How will you make Valentine's Day special for him/her?
2012.02.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Valentine's Day gifts can be both frugal and full of meaning at the same time. http://bit.ly/wda8BL


The Tweet a Day for the first full week of February:

2012.02.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Look for online promo codes, bonuses & deals to save money on pre-paid cell phone service airtime & minutes.
2012.02.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Do you have a prepaid cell phone or mobile phone usage saving tip? Please share it: http://bit.ly/5cpZVS
2012.02.08 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: When buying prepaid cell phone airtime & talking units, compare per-unit costs for the best deal for you.
2012.02.07 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever been surprised by how quickly prepaid cell phone service chews up minutes when roaming?
2012.02.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: To stay on budget, limit talk and buy only units/minutes you can afford for prepaid cell phone service.


The Tweet a Day for the week spanning January and February:

2012.02.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: No-spill bowls help keep trucking pet's water from sloshing out while traveling. http://amzn.to/yv6jQQ
2012.02.02 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Pet-owning truckers, how do you restrain your pet so that it doesn't distract you when you're driving?
2012.02.01 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Truck stops that sell pet food may charge more for it on a per-unit basis than other stores. Compare & save.
2012.01.31 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If your pet travels with you, how do you keep your truck clean? Do you use special tools or cleaners?
2012.01.30 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Have a pet who travels with you? Avoid fines by carefully observing pet leash laws wherever you go.


The Tweet a Day for the fourth week of January:

2012.01.27 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: For best health, eat a variety of nutritious foods. Raw foods are usually always better than other kinds.
2012.01.26 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: On average, how many minutes does it take your trucking company to assign you a new load when empty?
2012.01.25 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Laptop-toting truck drivers should regularly back up files externally. After a hard drive crash is too late.
2012.01.24 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Do you carry a spare pair of shoes with you in the event that the first pair gets wet or is damaged?
2012.01.23 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Fuel prices fluctuate. Contracting for a set price a month in advance may or may not save you money. Beware.


The Tweet a Day for the third week of January:

2012.01.20 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Evaluate the need to replace certain tools or pieces of equipment regularly. Look for signs of fatigue.
2012.01.19 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: What method do you use to save time when finding a specific trailer, empty or loaded, in a parking lot?
2012.01.18 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: A trucker using a laptop computer in-truck should consider the need/benefit of taking a printer along, too.
2012.01.17 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you prepare or cook food in your truck to save money, how much do you save on average per meal?
2012.01.16 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Use battery-powered devices? Carry spare batteries with you. If they recharge, take the recharging unit.


The Tweet a Day for the second week of January:

2012.01.13 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: Carry fresh food to eat in your truck? Portion it out to make it last; eat it in time before it spoils.
2012.01.12 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you underwent a sleep apnea sleep study, who paid for it: you, your company, your insurance or other?
2012.01.11 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: To care for your truck, carry basic tools, spare light bulbs & grommets, & a gallon each of oil & coolant.
2012.01.10 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: If you use retreaded tires on your truck, how much did you save over new per tire in U.S. dollars?
2012.01.09 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: A good pair of gloves can protect your hands when you do certain truck driving-related tasks. Buy wisely.


The Tweet a Day for the first week of January:

2012.01.06 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you're a coffee drinker, evaluate the cost of making it yourself in your truck instead of buying it.
2012.01.05 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: How often do you check the tread depth on inside, middle and outside of all your tires?
2012.01.04 Truck Drivers Money Saving Tip: If you smell a greater amount of diesel exhaust in your truck than usual, check for a flex pipe leak.
2012.01.03 Truck Drivers Money Saving Inquiry: Have you ever had to pay a toll out-of-pocket but didn't have enough cash? What did you do?
2012.01.02 [Holiday - no tweet published]


This list will be updated regularly.








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