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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #031, 2012-02-10
February 10, 2012

Issue #31 | February 10, 2012

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips

Email Newsletter

We provide real world tips that help professional truck drivers save hard-earned money and personal reporting about products and services for use on the road.

We've developed our unique website as a place to share the tips we have learned through the years -- and where other professional drivers can do the same. In other words...

Get and share great money saving tips for truck drivers at

Table of Contents

Reader Submitted Content

Truckers Savings News



Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)

Social Networking

Popular Sections of our Site

What's New
Ask a Question
Truck Driving Jobs
Truck Operations
Preventive Maintenance
Tricks of the Trade
Home Support Team
Food and Recipes
Meal Preparation
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Important Notice

  1. 2012 Mid America Trucking Show

    One of the incentives for professional truck drivers to attend the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, is the freebies and discounts that are given away by exhibitors. At the encouragement of one exhibitor, we have undertaken the effort to gather in one spot (our website) a list of who is giving away what at this year's event.

    We have designed a page on our site that serves two functions:
    1. to be the place through which exhibitors can tell us about their MATS freebies and discounts; and
    2. to be the place where drivers can follow links to find out who is giving away what.

    In this way, we hope to be of great service to you, our readers. Read more below.

  2. The Shorty Awards: If You Like Our Content, Nominate Us

    Nominate Mike & Vicki Simons -- TruckersSavings -- for a social media award in the Shorty Awards travel category (but by the deadline, please).

  3. Get and Share Great Money Saving Tips for Truck Drivers

    Every professional truck driver has a story about saving money or spending too much money in trucking. While we share our own successes and bone-headed mistakes on our website to help you, our site isn't just about us. Our goal is for our site to become a clearinghouse of how truckers around the world save money. Perhaps you've mastered something we haven't or you have knowledge about something we don't.

    We invite you to share
    • your review of a product or service marketed and sold to truck drivers,
    • your experience regarding a truck part you've used, 
    • your experience at a truck stop or
    • your personal experience (your story) in dealing with money on the road as a trucker.

    So, what's your truck driver money saving tip?

  4. Truck Drivers Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have sent dozens of article snippets about how truckers can save money or are being forced to spend more money through our Truck Drivers Blog.

    If you prefer, you can use your favorite news feed reader to read our XML file.

  5. Do You Like Our Content? Please Spread the Word.

    If you find value in our website, social networking outlets or this email newsletter, please spread the word in whatever way is most convenient for you. We constantly seek to over-deliver value to help professional truck drivers worldwide save money. So we suggest that you Thanks.


Reader Submitted Content

Considering changing career (2)

Thank you for the reply. I personally don't know any truck drivers to ride with. My uncle was a truck driver and terminal manager for a trucking company

Keurig in a Tractor Trailer?

My husband is a truck driver and we were wondering if anyone has successfully used a Keurig coffee maker in their trucks? He tried it for the first time

how to find local companies that are hiring

Hello Again, For an update, I just got my Class A license and am now trying to figure how to find a Class A job. I am not sure if I bragged about achieving

Considering changing careers

I am considering changing careers. I am a teacher in Florida. I don't think I need to say anymore about that. I have always been interested in trucking

hurt on the job! help!

i'm an experienced flatbed driver who was hurt on the job. i use a buck bar to tighten the straps on my loads. i was tightening my straps recently when

gander mtn. camping freeze dried food

gander mtn. has a lot of freeze dried foods in the camping/grill area. all you need is something to fix hot water in, an old school electric coffee pot

Why don't trucking companies value previous experience in other industries?

Hello Vicki, Trucking companies are giving me the impression they have no regard for any previous experience in other industries. Although I have always


Truckers Savings News

FREE IdleAir at Albert Lea, MN (I-35 x11) thru Feb 15th!

IdleAir is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Albert Lea, MN: • Albert Lea, MN – TA #134 (Franchise) – I-35 Exit 11 (at I-90) IdleAir

If your business helps professional truck drivers save money, send us timely news through our Truckers Savings News page.



Tracker Lunchbox Oven: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

The Tracker Lunchbox Oven can be purchased in selected truck stops. Does it work well to cook food? Professional truck drivers can review it now.

RoadPro Portable Stove: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

Does the RoadPro Portable Stove, a 12-volt product, work well to cook food in a truck? Is it a good value? We invite professional truck drivers to review it."

We request your review of a product or service marketed and sold to professional truck drivers.



An Annual Flu Shot: Should Truckers Take the Risk?

The mainstream media and major chain pharmacies encourage folks to get their annual flu shot. Do you know the risk? What should truckers know?

Retread Tires for Big Trucks: Cost Savings and Other Considerations

Brand new truck tires are expensive. What should you know about retread tires? You can save money but what else is at stake?

Free CDL: What Prospective Truck Drivers Must Know About Getting a CDL for Free

If you're looking to become a truck driver by going through a free CDL training program, here's what you must know -- in advance.

Tweets from 2011 from

Our tweets from 2011 sent out through Twitter captured truck drivers money saving tips or inquiries throughout the year. Here's the list...


Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)

Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) Exhibitor Freebies and Discounts for Truckers

Are you or is your company an exhibitor who is giving away freebies or discounts to truckers at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)? Share your info now.

First Entry:
MATS Exhibitor IdleAir to Give Away These Freebies and Discounts to Truckers

IdleAir is an Exhibitor at the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show. Here's the list of freebies and discounts they're giving away to truckers. MATS Exhibitor IdleAir.

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If you know of news that helps truckers save money -- or requires truckers to spend more money -- would you please let us know? We're only a tweet or Facebook post away. Thanks.

To all of our readers who are professional truck drivers, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road!

Best regards,

Mike and Vicki Simons, Owners

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