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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #044, 2013-03-08
March 08, 2013

Issue #44 | March 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

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Reader Submitted Content

Truckers Savings News





Mid America Trucking Show (MATS)

Social Networking

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Important Notice

  1. Truckers' Savings Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted over 120 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Our Big Announcement

    We're pleased to announce another means by which professional truck drivers can increase truckers income and even truckers' wives can contribute to their household savings. It all stemmed from Mike being injured on the job as a trucker and the product he used that helped him regain full mobility. For more info, visit


Reader Submitted Content

john's public intoxication charge

Note: the following submission has been edited for spelling and punctuation. ----- just received a PI public intoxication charge. will that affect my


Truckers Savings News

Free Service at New IdleAir Location in Dallas, TX through 3/15/13

KNOXVILLE, TN: IdleAir, the leading truck stop electrification (TSE) service provider, has opened a new location in Dallas, TX. The new IdleAir facility

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



We request your review of a product or service marketed and sold to professional truck drivers, a truck part or a truck stop fuel island, restaurant or shower.

You can even earn money doing it.



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:

Is making money saving "automatic" fairly painless?

Don't payroll deductions lower the amount left in one's paycheck? Source article: Comment on:

If you as a trucker carry credit card debt from month to month, will these strategies help you?

Source article: "Are You in the 45%? Here are 4 Ways to Take a Chunk Out of Your Credit Card Debt":

Will that $320 million fee for the new HOS rule affect your trucker paycheck?

Will trucking companies absorb costs or pay for them with proposed annual CPM increase for truck drivers? Comment on our Facebook page: Thanks.

Do usage-based consumer insurance apps give permission to spy on truckers?

Source article:

#Trucker, have you ever taken a photo of a shifted load in your trailer

before taking off to prove it wasn't your fault?

Article claims "GPS jamming caused by moonlighting truck drivers"

Is it? What trouble could truck drivers get in for "unauthorised use of delivery vans"? Source article:

Is truck driver pay "increasing at a rate twice that of the rest of the U.S. workforce’s"?

Source articles:

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."



Increasing Truckers Income: Linear Income vs. Leveraged Income

Many forces keep trucker pay low. Are there ways of increasing truckers income? We explain linear income versus leveraged income opportunities.

Truckers Wives Can Supplement Income, Multiply Household Savings

While their trucker husbands are trucking, truckers wives can make money to supplement and multiply household savings. Here are some proven ways...

Essential Oils for Truckers, Trucker Health and Healing?

Are essential oils beneficial to truckers? Can they promote trucker health and healing? Professional truck driver Mike Simons knows...

Updated: Will Driverless Trucks Ever Take Over the Trucking Industry?

Before the trucking industry can be taken over by driverless trucks, we think some things have to be in place first...

Updated: Money Saving Trucker Apps: Applications that Help Professional Truck Drivers Save Money

Are you a money-conscious and technologically-savvy professional truck driver? Then having a set of money saving trucker apps may interest you...

Updated: Tax Deductions for Professional Truck Drivers

If you could lower your tax bill, wouldn't you? One professional truck driver gives resources when listing the tax deductions he plans to take when filing his income taxes.

Updated: How a Truck Cam, Smart Cam or Dash Cam Can Save Truckers Money

Does having a truck cam, smart cam or dash cam in one's truck help truck drivers in the event of an accident? If so, how? We explain...

Updated: 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...

Why Do Polarized Sun Glasses Work Well as Sunglasses for Truckers?

There are ordinary sunglasses and then polarized sun glasses. Professional truck driver Mike Simons uses the latter. Find out why...

Pre Planned Loads: Pros, Cons and Tips for Truckers

Many times, pre planned loads are good for truckers, allowing them to plan their schedules. Learn the positives and negatives -- and our tips...


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.

All 2013 Entries by Exhibitor Name Published to Date in Order of Submission:

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Vicki looks forward to her attending her second Mid-America Trucking Show. If you plan to be there, please let us know. Vicki would truly enjoy talking with truckers who are saving money in trucking, have overcome saving obstacles or need a little encouragement.

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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