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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #048, 2013-07-12
July 12, 2013

Issue #48 | July 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




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
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Important Notice

  1. This is Our 48th Edition!

    Yes, this issue marks the effective end of our fourth year of publishing Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter! Thanks for being a loyal reader. We couldn't do what we do without you.

  2. Edging Closer to a Mobilized Website

    We sure will be glad when the technical issues regarding mobilizing our website work out. Watch our blog for an announcement about when it will be ready. Thanks.

  3. New Helps for Truckers Planned

    If everything goes the way we hope it will, we'll unveil some new helps for truckers soon.

  4. Truckers' Savings Blog

    Since our last email newsletter, we have posted about 80 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.

  5. Get a Tip, Share a Tip 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

Leaning Freight

A conversation on Twitter between @MonMisfit and @TruckersSavings came about as a result of publishing the pallet wrap page. Please note that not every

brushing my teeth

I really need to brush my teeth every morning. that is very important to me. i have had perfect teeth for a long time & i want to keep that way. i'm going

Truck bumper protection

I have damaged my truck's right front bumper while backing up. Is there any device/system I can use which warn me before I hit anything around that area?



Verizon Mobile Hotspot Set Up and Usage: A Review for Truckers

Truckers who need a reliable Internet connection may consider a Smartphone mobile hotspot plan. We reviewed our service...

Seagate Portable Hard Drive for Data Backup: A Review

Having used numerous types of data backup media, we invested in a Seagate portable hard drive. How well did it work? We review it and give tips...

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.



We ask the 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:

What does the average age of truck drivers being older than previously thought prompt you to do regarding retirement savings?

Contributing article:

How will ATRI's new Fatigue Management Website help professional truck drivers? Better health? More money saved?

Contributing article:

How many of the "Top 10 stories from the first half of 2013" involve truckers' income and savings?

Contributing article:

Should we be glad that the FMCSA didn't say which brand of GPS to buy?

Contributing article:

Would proposed JIT cross-border food shipments put greater pressure on professional truck drivers?

Contributing article:

What if the new HOS rules don't reduce truck driver fatigue or improve safety?

Contributing article:

What if the "common sense, data-driven changes" and reduced work hours back fire?

Will the FMCSA be willing to reverse course? How long will it take before we know?

Have you as a trucker ever lost money on a prepaid card? What happened?

Contributing article:

Do you agree with Team Run Smart's "How the HOS Changes will affect you"?


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



From Twitter readers since our last email newsletter:

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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

USB Adapter Tips for Use in a Truck

A USB adapter may be needed to charge a trucker's electronics, since the accompanying charger cord may have a USB plug. What should you know before you buy one?

When Pallet Wrap Fails to Keep Palletized Freight Upright

What happens when truckers who haul dry vans containing palletized freight find that pallet wrap has failed? We address this issue...

Update: Truckers, Quit Smoking to Save Your Money and Improve Health

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.

Update: Tips on Laundromat Use and Doing Laundry by Truck Drivers

As a professional, you need clean clothes. Your options for finding a laundromat and cleaning your laundry on the road may be limited, but you can still save money. Here's how...


Earn More, Save More

According to this article, here is one impact of the new Hours of Service regulation on your earning potential:

The rule reduces a driver’s average maximum allowable hours of work per week from 82 hours to 70 hours, a 15% reduction. The 15% reduction in the average maximum allowable hours of work based on the new rule results from the restrictions on the use of the restart period.

How does it make you feel to lose up to 15% of the maximum allowable hours you can work as a professional truck driver? Pretty crummy, right?

What if there was something you could do so as not to lose a corresponding 15% of your income?

Many people have found wellness, purpose and abundance. We'd like to show you how.

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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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