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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #041, 2012-12-14
December 14, 2012

Issue #41 | December 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
HTML Sitemap


Important Notice

  1. Our Big Announcement: Launch of the Truckers Savings Journalists Program

    The theme of our website focuses on professional truck drivers saving money. The more money truckers can earn, the more money they can save. It gives us joy to provide a program through which approved Truckers Savings Journalists can increase their income -- and increase their savings -- while at the same time helping other truckers save money. We think it's a win-win-win situation all the way around.

    We invite you to read through the requirements for participation and other information associated with the Truckers Savings Journalists program so that you can start earning money in connection with the articles and reviews you write to help other truckers save money.

  2. Added Exposure for Truckers Savings Journalists on Pinterest

    Readers of our site can easily "pin" images from Truckers Savings Journalists' articles and reviews on Pinterest, giving them even more exposure and the opportunity to earn money. In our review of one product, we pinned this image, which is hyperlinked back to the review page.

  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. Truckers' Savings Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted snippets through our Truckers' Savings Blog from over 160 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.

  5. 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

truck parts prices

when my husband was alive he worked on our truck and i noticed how expensive the parts were especially the major i decided i would call all

Truck Skirt Barriers?

In a previous blog a man from CO asked why truck skirts were not as prevalent as he thought they would be. I was wondering if you had any answers to the

Home cooked meals

We are a family of 5. When I cook dinner, I prepare double of everything and store individual meals for my husband in those cheap reusable Glad square


I rode along with my husband and needed to get creative about my exercise needs. As a former women bodybuilder, I was used to lifting weights daily.

More from Jason and Kim

The Coleman Stove we used was the Ozark Trail brand that can be found at most Wal-Mart stores. We chose this one because it seemed that it was the best

Living permanently on the road to save money for future

Good Morning! First I would like to let you know that we love your site! All of your information has been so helpful to us! We do have some questions

Best and Worst Legal Plans

What are the best and worst legal plans for truck drivers? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Brooke, Thanks for asking a question through our website.


Truckers Savings News

Milestone Driver Agency Offering Free CPC to HGV Drivers

UK recruitment agency Milestone Operations is offering free CPC to all new drivers at their Chepstow and Portbury Sites as of 25th November 2012 until

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



Review of Amazon Marketing book by Shelley Hitz

This is a review Shelley Hitz's Amazon marketing book, Marketing Your Book On Amazon: 21 Things You Can Easily Do For Free To Get More Exposure and Sales (Book Marketing on a Shoestring Budget)

Cobra Heavy Duty Bluetooth Headset

We acquired a Cobra Heavy Duty Bluetooth Headset in late October 2012. Mike was eager to use it in connection with his local truck driving job,

(Note: We published this page through our new Truckers Savings Journalists program as an example of a "free-form" review.)

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 site this month:

If "Active students [are] linked to better academic performance" then will active truckers lead to better driving?

This question comes about as a result of reading the article formerly on here: (no longer online)

If you were stuck in your truck for three days...

could you survive?

How did diesel fueling stations proliferate?

There was a point in history before heavy trucks were built or fueled by diesel. Was there the same "chicken and egg" problem -- as described here -- back then? How was the problem solved?

Perhaps by learning from history, LNG and CNG providers can press forward -- and those truckers who are intent on saving money by using natural gas can do so.

Why has this assumption been made about health care?

According to the Washington Post, "Cutting smoking rates will save lives. It won’t save money."

They made the assumption that "life expectancy would increase by 3.7 years for smokers, while health-care costs, tethered to that extended longevity, would rise by $1,700."

We think that before long, some drastic changes will be made to health care in America. We don't know the details. We just figure that people don't like having dictates in their lives. They prefer choices.

Is the Fuel Purchase Management Notebook

developed by fuel management expert, Charles A. Campbell of the North American Technology Corp., worth $149.99 per copy plus $7.50 shipping and handling?




Allen and Donna Smith of, and were quoted in the brochure that was available at the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

They said, "Mike and Vicki Simons have created an interactive website that is incredibly comprehensive and helpful to Students, New Drivers, and Veteran Drivers alike. They have taken their passion and desire to help people to a whole new level. We strongly urge all drivers to not just take a look, but to become a part of the expanding wealth of knowledge that has to freely offer. It truly is the Wikipedia of saving money in trucking."



Sitemap for Trucking Shows: Exhibitors Giving Away Freebies and Discounts to Truckers

This sitemap for trucking shows contains links to exhibitors giving away freebies and discounts to professional truck drivers.

Updated: Thanksgiving Dinner on the Road: Preparing and Eating it in Your Truck Frugally

Are you driving professionally over the holiday and think you have to eat Thanksgiving dinner at a truck stop? By planning well, you can prepare your own feast and save money! We show you how...

Updated: 5-Hour Energy: Reviews from Professional Truck Drivers

5-Hour Energy is a 2-ounce energy shot designed to help users feel alert for 5 hours after consumption. How do professional truck drivers review it?

Biometric Screening and Blood Screening for Cotinine in Truckers

Are you a trucker facing a biometric screening for cotinine? Here are some things to consider in advance of a blood screening...

Updated: Truck Driver Health and Wellness: Achieving Fitness and Money Saving Goals

Although professional truck drivers sit for long periods of time while working, health and wellness are not only achievable, but can help save money in the short and long term. See how...

Updated: Sitemap for Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles Who Want to Save Money

This sitemap for drivers lists the links to all pages on our site that are categorized for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

Updated: Truckers, Quit Smoking as a Way to Save Your Money, Improve Your Health and More

There are immediate and delayed costs from using tobacco products. We encourage truckers to quit smoking by listing linked problems and providing calculators so you can see the costs for yourself.

Med Exam Pass? Commentary on FMCSA Validation of Driver Medical Cards and Its Costs to Truckers

The FMCSA's announcement about conducting random validation of driver medical cards prompted this warning about costs and a potential Med Exam Pass.

Truckers Savings Journalists Program

Through the Truckers Savings Journalists program, current and former professional truck drivers can earn money from advertising appearing with their industry-specific money saving articles and reviews.

(Note: We also published a FAQ page and a Forms page to accompany this page.)

Before Year End: What's on Your Trucker To Do List?

The start of a new year brings a sense of renewal. But before year end this year, truckers may have their own to-do list. What can you get done?

Updated: 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...

Positive Encouragement for My Trucker Using a Weekly Theme

In what ways can a trucker's wife use positive encouragement with her trucker husband to strengthen their relationship and save money?

Social Networking

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Our video summarizes what is all about.

We wish you a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year!

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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