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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #045, 2013-04-12
April 12, 2013

Issue #45 | April 12, 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




Articles and Other Media

Earn More, Save More

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. Truckers' Savings Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted over 240 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. Site Re-Design Planned

    We are very aware that a significant portion of our website traffic comes from sources other than desktop computers. To make it easier for readers who use these devices to read our content, we're planning to re-design our website. We've already taken a step in that direction by redesigning our logo to show that our website is for professional drivers of all classes and types of trucks.

    Before we convert every page, we're going to do some testing to make sure that the new site looks good on mobile devices. We sure would appreciate some volunteers to let us know how things look on your end. (If you want to volunteer to help us test mobile-friendly pages, please contact us to tell us so.) Once the testing is done, then comes the grunt work of converting the hundreds of pages of content on our website. But we think it will be more than worth it because you, our readers, are more than worth it.

  3. Now Accepting Site Sponsorship Applications

    We are raising the bar on advertising to truckers by offering a small number of category-exclusive site sponsorship opportunities to high quality companies which sell high quality products and services to professional truck drivers. Our acceptance of a site sponsor is our seal of approval of the company and product/service that the company sells. Naturally, we invite professional truck drivers who have used the products and services sold by a site sponsor to review them. Learn more.

  4. Get a Tip, Share a Tip

    Please remember that our website is the place to "Get and share great money saving tips for truck drivers." If you "get" a truck drivers money saving tip on our site, then please be so kind as to "share" one based on your own trucking experience. Thanks for helping other professional truck drivers around the world save money.


Reader Submitted Content

Tread depths

I understand your information on tread depths matching by position (LFRO & LFRI) but what about along the whole axle or from the front to rear axle on

So Far So Good

Note: The following submission has been edited to remove a promotional plug. ----- I joined MCA/TVC in November last year just for the services and the


Truckers Savings News

No entries for this issue.

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



Bostech Fuel EGR Coolers: Reviews by Truckers

Has your OEM EGR cooler failed? Have you used any Bostech Fuel EGR Coolers on your truck or trucks? How did it or they work for you?

Body Cooling Neck Wrap Products: Reviews by Truckers

Have you as a trucker ever used a body cooling neck wrap that works on the principle of evaporative cooling? How well did it work for you?

Nap Zapper Anti-Sleep Alarm: Product Reviews from Truckers

The Nap Zapper Anti-Sleep Alarm is designed to help drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. Does it work? Will it help drivers with sleep apnea?

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:

Does help truckers earn more money?

Source article:

Have you as a trucker ever had onboard scales that

helped you get out of an overweight ticket? If so, please share your story here.

If USA average annual pay is $45,790 for 52*40 hrs/yr compare truckers'

rate at $44,000 for up to 52*70 hrs/yr. Source:

Which truck manufacturers are building which model trucks with

built-in USB ports so truckers can easily recharge cell phones?

Within the last year, how much time have you as a trucker wasted looking for

a trailer that was supposed to be somewhere but wasn't?

Truckers, how easily

can an externally mounted tire pressure monitoring system be tampered with or stolen?

Lesson to be learned in I-69 U-turn semi crash:

To turn around on an interstate highway in a big truck, use an authorized exit.

Besides the Fancy Gap, VA, area in the USA,

what are the most fog-prone places to drive in for truckers or anyone? Weigh in on our Facebook page.

Washington Times author writes: "Prepare for a fight on driverless vehicles".

Source article:
We address this issue on our driverless trucks page. What are your thoughts?

Truckers, what has happened to your health insurance premiums and deductibles?

This article says rates will double. Please respond on our Facebook page:

Truckers, have you ever had a truck cam video of an accident you didn't cause NOT work in your favor?

Please review the truck cam you used here.

If you drive for ABF, we'd like to know how you're going to deal with a 15% wage cut.

Please respond on our Facebook page:

[Source article:]

Article says "Caffeine can help to reduce the risks of [a big truck] traffic collision". Does caffeine help or hinder truckers?

Source article:

Forbes says: "Truckers: Don't Fear Higher Diesel Prices". What do truckers say?

Source article:

Do emissions hurt or kill a truck's profitability?

If so, how? Please submit documentation on our Facebook page.

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



From Twitter readers since our last email newsletter:

"Top tweeps! ..."

"... Savings and information for drivers."

"Do you want amazing and relevant information about #trucking? Follow @TruckersSavings! They cover it all!" (Note: We only cover the money saving aspects of trucking.)

"... You guys post great trucking news!  ..."

" ... Savings, reviews and information you need."

" ... thanks for all the info"

"... Thank you Mike and Vicki! ..."

"... Save money and read actual product reviews by drivers."

"... Very good! you blogs Thanks!"

"... thank you! I will check it out. I was just talking to another driver if there was something like that. Great! Thx again!"

"... It was so great to meet you in person, looking forward to working together and help more drivers save more money!" (about meeting Vicki at MATS)

"... Tips to help you save on the things you use."

"... Great tips thanks!"

"... i LOVE ur website! A wealth of info."

"... Wow, great topic and info!"

"... Saving tips and information for drivers."

"... Thank you for sharing this with us! We appreciate you getting the word out! See you at #MATS! :)"

"... a great way to get tips and advice on saving money on the road."

"#Trucking greats..."

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."


Articles and Other Media

Free Webinars on Saving Money in Trucking

As a trucker, don't you wish there was a free resource to help you save money? Then join us for free webinars on saving money in trucking.

Money Saving Trucker Media

This page contains trucker media that we have produced or are producing to help professional truck drivers save money.

Bostech Fuel EGR Coolers: Reviews by Truckers

Has your OEM EGR cooler failed? Have you used any Bostech Fuel EGR Coolers on your truck or trucks? How did it or they work for you?

Updated: Free Downloads for Truckers; Useful Tools for Professional Truck Drivers

This page contains links to free downloads for truckers, including .pdf and zipped files containing spreadsheets that are useful tools for truck drivers.

Trucker Podcasts, Free Podcasts for Truckers

Listen to trucker podcasts or free podcasts for truckers on various subjects, all from the perspective of helping truckers save money.

Tread Depth 2: Same Axle and Between Axles Tire Circumferences (Guest Post)

A reader's question led to this Tread Depth 2 guest response about tire circumference on the same axle and between axles, courtesy of Continental Truck Tires.

Reasons Why Eating While Driving a Truck Can Be Costly

Do you drive a truck professionally, get paid by the mile, and don't want to park to eat? Here's why eating while driving can cost you...


Earn More, Save More

Apart from getting gifts or an inheritance, one of three things has to be true in order to save more money:

  • earn more money;
  • spend less money; or
  • do a combination of both.

How can a trucker earn more money when he or she works full time driving trucks?

Envision spending just a few minutes a day -- perhaps while you're waiting to get loaded or unloaded -- to develop a profitable home-based (or "truck-based") business and generate a lifetime of residual income.

Let us introduce you to a global company established in 1993 that turns average people into CEOs every day. There is full company staffing, built-in product, established corporate support -- and it is all within your reach.

We have personally experienced the benefits that this global company provides and we want to share it with you.

Join Vicki online or by phone for the first in a series of free webinars:

Title: Develop a Profitable Home-based Business

Description: How to develop a profitable home-based business and generate a lifetime of residual income.

Date & Time: Tue, Apr 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am EDT

Please register for the above meeting by visiting this link:

Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to join the webinar.

Social Networking

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Our video summarizes what is all about.

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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