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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #036, 2012-07-13
July 13, 2012

Issue #36 | July 13, 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



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. IdleAir Gift Cards Giveaway

    We're giving away three (3) $5 IdleAir Gift Cards in July. Just "like" us on Facebook, tweet your favorite truck driver money saving tip and agree to review the service in 30 days when you register to win.

  2. Are You Going to GATS?

    If you plan to attend the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) and if you're interested in exhibitor freebies and giveaways, then you'll want to keep up with what we publish, just like we did before the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS).

  3. Feedback Wanted on Trucker Apps for Android and iPhone

    Truckers with Smartphones know that apps are all the rage. On May 22, we were asked if we were ever going to have an app for Android and iPhone. That's where we need your feedback.

    What kind of apps do our readers want and need? We don't want to spend our time and money creating apps that no one will download and use!

    Please suggest the kind of truck drivers money saving tips mobile app you'd like to see us make (that hasn't already been created by someone else) -- and which operating system you'd like to see it run on -- through the form near the bottom of our Trucker Apps page. Thanks!

  4. 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?

  5. Truck Drivers Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted snippets through our Truck Drivers Blog from over 100 articles about how truckers can save money or are being forced to spend more money. We do the research and work so that you don't have to. While it takes a lot of time and all of the content is free, we are honored to serve you in this way.

    If you prefer, you can use your favorite news feed reader to read our XML file. By subscribing to the news feed, you can see the most recent posts on our web page linked above.

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

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


Reader Submitted Content

Questions about keeping in touch.

I am looking at going back into the trucking industry after apx 13 years of working in an office. I used to drive OTR for apx 5 years but that was long

Freightliner Curtains

trying to find a dealer that sells tracking and curtains for a freightliner columbia 2006. Mine came without one. can you help? ----- Response from Vicki:

Change from Purchases

Hey Mike and Vicki, I've found it helpful to set aside all change from purchases made with cash in a glass jar for a year and then count it up and use


Truckers Savings News

IdleAir is Only $1.25/hr at New Location in Baytown, TX til 6/30

IdleAir is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location at the Conoco in Baytown, TX: Baytown, TX – Conoco – I-10 Exit 797 10403 Interstate 10E

Rudolph Foods Loves Truck Drivers

Pork Rind Leader Says, "Thank You" To Truck Drivers
Rudolph Foods and Duck® Tape Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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



Time Bandit Electronic Cargo Strap Winder: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

Flatbed haulers who use straps to secure loads may use a Time Bandit Electronic Cargo Strap Winder to save time. How do truckers like it?

Easy Belt Roller Pull Cord Strap Winder: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

Flatbed haulers who use straps to secure loads may use an Easy Belt Roller Pull Cord Strap Winder to save time. How do truckers like it?

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



On Truck Cruise Control Use: Pros, Cons and Warnings

How can a truck cruise control help or hurt a professional driver of a commercial motor vehicle? What else should you know? Read our tips...

No Credit Cards: The Cash Only One-Month Challenge

Some people have become 'credit card dependent.' Truckers are no exception. Help break the cycle: take the 'no credit cards' challenge...

Updated: Low Clearance Bridges and Overpasses: How to Watch Out for and Avoid Them

Being involved in an accident from trying to squeeze a truck under a low clearance is totally preventable. Here's how to know about and avoid them.

Social Networking

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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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