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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #049, 2013-08-09
August 09, 2013

Issue #49 | August 9, 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
Ask a Question
Truck Driving Jobs
Truck Operations
Preventive Maintenance
Tricks of the Trade
Home Support Team
Food and Recipes
Meal Preparation
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Important Notice

  1. The Effective Start of our Fifth Year!

    Thank you so much for being a loyal reader of Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter! With this issue, we effectively start our fifth year, with our 49th issue. We couldn't do what we do without you.

  2. We Hired a Coach to Help Us

    Do you ever get to that place when you're trying to do something new that you run up against a seemingly insurmountable wall? That's what happened when Vicki tried to mobilize our website herself. So we finally hired a coach.

    Due to technicalities, mobilizing our site may or may not happen as we envision. If we proceed with this, we'll announce it on our blog. You may now breathe a sigh of relief that this is the last time we plan to address this subject in this section of our email newsletter. (Whew!)

  3. Truckers' Savings Blog Posts Now Available Another Way

    The first of our planned helps for greater flexibility for our readers is now in place. Instead of expecting readers to either visit our blog page or subscribe to our XML news feed, we now offer an email subscribe to blog option, so that anyone who wants our blog posts in a daily summary by email can get them.

  4. 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

Losing income over required repairs

A trucker complained about losing income over required repairs due to an accident that wasn't his fault.(*) Who pays for it? ----- Response from Vicki:

Deduct wages

Can a trucking company deduct wages from a trucker's paycheck to pay for a red light ticket? That's the basic idea of a question asked.(*) ----- Response

Lost wallet, lost CDL

An OTR driver lost his wallet and CDL.(1) Now what? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, First, think back to the last place you know you had your wallet. 



vu qube v10

Installation was easy. I used the adhesive mounting bracket as my company would not allow me to drill holes in their truck. It uses the same glue as was

Great Service and a Great Price

Filing my Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes has typically been a hassle before I found ExpressTruckTax. Paper Filing was too time consuming, and other E-File providers

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:

Why did this trucker cut his turn short just because a car came into his path? Is there a better avoidance technique?

Contributing article:

Do truckers take advantage of's savings tips?

Contributing article:

Did the dump truck really malfunction or was this driver error?

Contributing article:

Use plastic totes in your truck? Are some sturdier than others?

We have and say yes.

Which truck wash gets rid of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in livestock trailers?

Contributing article:

Have you as a trucker ever saved money on clothing during a statewide sales tax holiday? If so, how much?

Contributing article:

Can trucks be hijacked by same method these cars are? If not, why not?

Contributing article:

Do you agree with WSJ writer, that driverless trucks will increase in the USA over the next two decades?

Contributing article:

Should trucker have received a ticket? What would you do in order to see in such a situation?

Contributing article:

Trucking company's profits are up. Will Heartland Express's drivers see a pay raise?

Contributing article:

Did you know this about flashing your headlights? Could be expensive...

Contributing article:

See a similarity to truckers sitting in a hot truck in the summer?

Contributing video:
Contributing article:

Trucker, is the Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Program saving you any money? If so, how?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

Hotel Truck Parking: Not Every 'Truckers Welcome' Site Does

Just because management says truckers are welcome does not mean hotel truck parking exists. Watch out for these things...

Abandon a Truck? Abandon Your Future in Trucking!

No matter how bad things are, don't ever abandon a truck as a trucker. To do so could spell the end of your trucking career. Here's why...

Get Out and Look: An Important Safety Procedure in Trucking

It's a safety procedure every trucker needs to take when needed: get out and look. Here are some very good reasons why...

On Driving in Wind -- Strong Winds -- in a High Profile Truck

This overview of driving in wind is especially for the professional truck driver with a high profile truck. Strong winds and high winds can be very dangerous.

Email Subscribe to Blog; Get Truckers' Savings Blog Updates by Email

Love our blog content? Want it by email? Subscribe to get Truckers' Savings Blog posts through our email subscribe to blog option now.

Updated: A Team Driver Guide: Before You Become Part of a Trucking Team

The opportunity to earn bigger paychecks may lure some truckers into becoming a team driver. But there are some things you need to consider before becoming part of a trucking team.

Updated: Trucker Apps: Money Saving Smartphone Applications for Truckers

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

Updated: Sales Tax Holidays Can Help Truckers Save Big Money on Needed Items

No sales tax is charged on qualifying items sold during sales tax holidays. Truckers, too, can save a lot of money. Here's what to look for...

Updated: Service Reviews on Services Marketed and Sold to Truck Drivers

Professional truck drivers often require services for themselves and their trucks. Which ones pass muster? Read our service reviews.

Updated: Product Reviews on Items Marketed and Sold to Truck Drivers

The sizes of their commercial motor vehicles often limit the shopping options of many professional truck drivers. Which items marketed to and sold to them pass muster? Read our product reviews.

Updated: Making Large Truck Operations as Frugal as Possible

How can operating large trucks, specifically semi tractor-trailers, be made as efficient and frugal as possible? We will focus on that as we look at the various aspects of truck operations...

Updated: Trucker Services: Saving Money on Truck Driver Services

When professional truck drivers are on the road in connection with their jobs, they may require trucker services, or driver services, in connection with their jobs. How can they save money on them?

Updated: Sitemap for Reviews of Products or Services Used by Truckers

This sitemap for reviews lists the links to all pages on our site that are categorized from the evaluations by professional truck drivers.

Updated: Sitemap for Drivers of Trucks Who Seek 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: Sitemap for Trucks and Commercial Motor Vehicles, for Truckers

This sitemap for trucks lists the links to all pages on our site that are categorized for trucks or commercial motor vehicles driven by professional truck drivers.


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. How?


Do you know 6 people who want to earn more money?

Imagine getting paid for referring each of those 6 people to a company where not only do they buy consumable highest quality products each month -- but they get paid for referring others who do the same. And their referrals each get referrals and on and on it went.

Let's look at the numbers down to 5 levels.

1 (you) x 6 = 6 (first level)

6 x 6 = 36 (second level)

36 x 6 = 216 (third level)

216 x 6 = 1296 (fourth level)

1296 x 6 = 7776 (fifth level)

If you added up all of the totals for each of the five levels, that would be a total organization of 9330 people.

If each of those people was ordering only about $100 worth of products per month, given a company's payout schedule, you could be earning in excess of $30,000 per month (not including bonuses).

Yes, that's right: over $30,000 per month (not per year).

We, Mike and Vicki Simons, have found the perfect company to help us supplement and then replace the money our household is currently depending on from trucking.

In fact, in late July 2013, we received our first commission check from the company. People who referred folks in our organization before we came aboard are receiving much larger commission checks every month.

We would enjoy sharing more about this with you. Visit and enter your name and email address in the form in the right hand column.

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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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