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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #038, 2012-09-14
September 14, 2012

Issue #38 | September 14, 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. New Sections of our Email Newsletter

    From time to time, you may have noticed that we add or delete some sections from our email newsletter. For example, when the Mid America Trucking Show and Great American Trucking Show were coming up, we listed the exhibitors who had submitted their lists of freebies and discounts through our site by our deadline. We do this as a service for you, our readers.

    This month, we're adding a couple of new sections: Questions (we ask) and Testimonials.

    We hope you like them.

  2. 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?

  3. Truck Drivers Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted snippets through our Truck Drivers Blog from over 150 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.

  4. 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

Making it feel like home

I'm looking for any ideas on storage, and cozy-ing up the cab some. We only go home 3 days a month, so I need a little comfort! ----- Response from Vicki:

Klenz towel lover here!

Hi--I'm not a trucker, but I'm at a trucker friend's house trying to find HIM some XXLs to take along with him when he leaves town again. I love, love,

Pet Advice

I have a small dog (Min-Pin) LUCY that is my travel companion. She has been traveling with me for about a year since I rescued her from the Min Pin Society.

Trucker husband came home infested!

I'm ready to leave and maybe divorce my trucker husband because after the last time he came home, I found a little bug crawling on me in the bed! I thought


Pack some snacks and bottled water and/or sports drinks. I have personally been stuck at shippers/receiver for a couple of hours unexpectedly and was hungry


Truckers Savings News

No entries this month.

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



Nighthawk Ultralight: A Review by a Professional Truck Driver

The Nighthawk Ultralight is an ultra small high-intensity hands-free light. One trucker tested it against a flashlight. Read his review...

Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband: A Trucker's Review of the Coverage and Service

Having an Internet connection on the road is possible by Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband. From a trucker's perspective, how is the coverage and service? We report...

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



By now, you probably know that we ask hard questions about how professional truck drivers can save money or are being forced to spend more money in their jobs. We asked the following through our blog this month:

Will Truckers Be Penalized For Navistar's Non-Compliant Engines?

Regarding this article [Navistar Gets to Pay Penalties for Emissions Noncompliance, EPA Rules]: Will any trucker ever be penalized for having a non-compliant Navistar engine -- even though the company is allowed to keep building them?  Comment on our Facebook page.



We received a testimonial this month from a reader. We asked for his permission to publish it on our site and he agreed. This is the page where it appears.

Damaged Flash Drive: Can a USB Flash Drive Be Repaired?

When truckers back up their data from their laptops, the potential exists to cause a damaged flash drive. Can it easily be repaired? If so, how?

Have you benefited from reading one or more of our pages? If so, please contact us. Thanks.



Stolen Truck! Steps to Protect Your Tractor Trailer from Thieves

In less than 30 seconds, thieves can take off with a stolen truck. How can you protect your tractor trailer? Read our tips...

Whistle Blowing Truckers: Refusing to Drive Unsafely, Retaliation, Vindication

If truckers engage in whistle blowing on the job, they may risk retaliation from their trucking companies. But the law is on their side...

Updated: Lug Nut Torque Indicators: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

Can lug nut torque indicators help professional truck drivers tell at a glance if there is a problem with loose wheel nuts? Submit and read reviews here.

Updated: Microwave Oven Use in Your Tractor Trailer: What You Should Know

A microwave oven makes it easy to cook or reheat food. Before you buy one and use it in your 18-wheel tractor trailer, here are some things you should consider.

Updated: Truckers Deserve Substantiation on Trucking Products: Make a Claim? Prove It!

When trucking product manufacturers make a claim about their products, they need to provide substantiation. Truckers deserve no less. Here's why...

Updated: On Death and Dying On the Job as a Professional Truck Driver

No one wants to talk about it, but professional truck drivers should deal with the possibility of death and dying on the job ahead of time.

Updated: On Using Baby Wipes or Wet Wipes for Cleaning In Your Truck

Far from being restricted to use in the nursery, baby wipes or wet wipes can be very useful to professional truck drivers in numerous settings. Read our tips...

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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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It neither substitutes for professional advice nor
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