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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #043, 2013-02-08
February 08, 2013

Issue #43 | February 8, 2013

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
Truckers' Savings Blog
Truckers Savings Journalists
Ask a Question
Truck Driving Jobs
Truck Operations
Preventive Maintenance
Tricks of the Trade
Home Support Team
Food and Recipes
Meal Preparation
Free Downloads
HTML Sitemap


Important Notice

  1. The 2013 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)

    Vicki has already registered for the 2013 Mid America Trucking Show to research products and services designed to help professional truck drivers save money and/or time and/or both.

    Just as we did last year, we look forward to letting you know which exhibitors at this trucking show are giving away freebies and discounts to professional truck drivers this year.

    If you purchased a truck- or trucker-specific product or service as a result of an exhibit at a trucking show, please review it. You can even ... 

  2. Earn Money Through Our 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.

    To help folks better understand the Truckers Savings Journalists program on our site, we have created three videos:
  3. Truckers' Savings Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted over 100 article snippets, questions or announcements through our Truckers' Savings Blog (XML file) about how truckers can save money or are being forced to spend more money in their jobs. It takes a lot of time, but we are honored to serve you by doing the research and work so that you don't have to.

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

    If you find value in the content on our website, through our social media outlets, in our news feed or in this email newsletter, we ask that you "like" us on Facebook, mention us on Twitter, or share us with your truck driver friends in whatever way works best for you. Thanks.

  5. Our Big Announcement Draws Closer

    In keeping with our commitment to helping professional truck drivers save money, we'll be announcing very soon the means by which their households can increase savings. If you're part of a trucker's home support team, you'll want to watch for this.


Reader Submitted Content

Where to park when you are not homeless

I enjoy your site very much, but the first thing my company has asked me is if I knew where I could park for the time that I was home. Assuming I'd be


I was reading your article, and you mentioned you cannot find any trucks with LIVE cameras. I run an entire website doing just that - broadcasting LIVE

portable stove

The stove cooks great but it has two places weak by design. So far in two years I had to purchase four of them one after another when they go bad. One

New Drivers with Felonies

First, I would like to thank and commend you on such an excellent resource as this web site. I have been searching everywhere for some straightforward


Truckers Savings News

No entries this issue.

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



EnviroTabs: Reviews by Professional Truck Drivers

What are EnviroTabs? What are they used for? How well do they work? Professional truck drivers review them...

The Mud Flap Jack: Reviews by Professional Truck Drivers

Tired of losing mud flaps when your truck is in reverse? That's what The Mud Flap Jack is designed to prevent. Professional truck drivers review the product...

Homelink Diagnostics: Reviews by Professional Truck Drivers

Homelink Diagnostics provides a program for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, diagnosis and treatment. How do professional truck drivers review it?

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:

Are truckers in the USA putting themselves at financial risk with cloud computing?

Let the buyer beware.

Source article:

Are you as a trucker charged for document scanning services?

If so, what service do you use and how much does it cost per scan or page?

How much does it cost per mile to run a big truck?

Owner-operators, please give your feedback:

How much do you have to earn per mile to just pay your bills?

How much would you have to charge per mile on a 2,500-mile week to clear, say, a $500 paycheck?

Do fuel efficient tires have long life?

Where's the sweet spot between saving money on fuel and replacing fuel efficient tires more often if indeed they don't last as long as regular truck tires?

Source article:

What effect will bio-diesel have on diesel-powered trucks?

Ethanol damages some gas-powered engines. Will bio-diesel damage diesel-powered engines similarly?

Source article:

If you have answers to our questions, please contact us.



From Mike (online)

"I enjoy your site very much..."

From an unnamed question asker (online)

"First, I would like to thank and commend you on such an excellent resource as this web site. I have been searching everywhere for some 'straightforward' advice on becoming a trucker. ..."

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."



Semi Truck Repair: Tips on Semi Repair for Frugal Truckers

Whether planned or not, sometimes big rigs need semi truck repair. What do frugal truckers do when faced with semi repair? We provide tips...

On Truckers Software: Costs to Upgrade Software and Alternatives

When a function on your truckers software stops working, should you pay to upgrade software or try a different solution? We examined this...

On a Folding Elliptical Trainer for Truck Drivers

Before you buy and carry a folding elliptical trainer in your truck, truck drivers should answer the questions we pose...

We have updated many articles on our site over the last few weeks -- so many, in fact, that we didn't dare list them all here. :-)

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Our video summarizes what is all about.

If you're a professional truck driver with a home support team, please don't forget to let the person or folks back home that you love them on a regular basis. Even on Valentine's Day, you can be loving but frugal.

Please let us know of your truck driving financial successes and challenges so far this year. We're here to help. You can always ask a question.

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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