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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #059, 2014-06-13
June 13, 2014

Issue #59 | June 13, 2014

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips

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Reader Submitted Content

OTR Hygiene

Because no full-time trucker (who works hard for a paycheck) is going to be able to shower every single day, one must take sponge baths. I routinely sponge

Company won't supply needed bungee cords

I haul moisture- sensitive products on my flatbed. My trucking company tells all drivers at point of hire that we will be fired if we haul a load that isn't

My supervisors accused me of not doing pretrip inspections because they don't show up on my e-logs

Hey Mike and Vicki. I'm on a new electronic log system in my truck which I don't trust so I'm keeping a paper log backup. I'm doing my pretrip inspection

Cooking Smells in a Truck

I start truck driving school next week. I have been reading and watching YouTube videos on cooking in a truck. I like the idea and am planning what I will

Double-check your Memorial Day delivery appointment

On Friday, April 18, one of our Facebook friends who is a professional truck driver grumbled about how someone inside his company had dropped the ball

free labor?

i'm spitting mad! yesterday, i was told to move some trailers between two places. when i was done, i was told neither my time nor mileage would be paid!



Keeping Food and Drinks Colder Longer

One of the things I hate about traveling is constantly having to stop for ice for my cooler. I came upon this great product called the KoolerCap, which

Road Pro 12 Volt Portable Stove

I must say even though I am not a professional Driver my husband is and I am with him on the truck. I am his cook so I have had the pleasure of using this

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 do people say not to 'weaken' sleep rules for truckers? Where's the balance?

Contributing article:

Are 'violations of the 11-hour rule ... rampant in the trucking industry'? Where is that data?

Contributing article:

Could the proposed 'Safety Fitness Determination' rule kick some current professional truck drivers out of their jobs?

Contributing article:

When has the FMCSA ever had a 'trucker-friendly' administrator? What impact would that have on trucking?

Contributing article:

Has using the TireStamp TireVigil TPMS solution helped you as a trucker with your truck tires? If so, how?

Contributing article:

The 2013 HOS rule 'affected more companies than the [FMCSA] projected'? How hilarious is this?

Contributing article:

If the cost of ground transportation continues to rise, is trucker pay increasing by the same percentage?

Contributing article:

Is a federal mandate for detention pay the best way to handle the problem?

Online poll:

How much money in trucker wages was taken illegally in this scheme?

Contributing article:

Would an 'inflatable seatbelt' hinder your ability to drive your truck?

Contributing article:

Does your trucking company 'punish' you in any way for idling to stay comfortable in your truck?

Contributing article:

If both dump truck drivers were ejected from their seats at the time of the crash, were they wearing seatbelts?

Contributing article:

Do you believe that a six-year infrastructure and fuel tax authorization bill will help fix America's roads?

Contributing article:

Hmm... Why aren't truckers being asked to participate in ATA's Driver-Pay Survey?

Contributing article:

Do you agree with the premise that diesel is 'a green and cost-efficient fuel option'?

Contributing article:

Does increased technology in one company's trucks lure you to drive for them? If not, what would?

Contributing article:

Trucker, is your trucking company 'fixing' your electronic logs to give you 'more time to work'? Is this good or bad?

Contributing article:

Do you observe the '5 safety rules' proposed by Terry Smith, the 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year?

Contributing article:

Truckers, does the model of pay for performance for doing your jobs encourage 'needless risk-taking'?

Contributing article:

How will big trucks be affected if autonomous cars are programmed to collide with heavier vehicles to better absorb crash impacts?

Contributing article:

Will the E-Z Pass swap help truckers save any money?

Contributing article:

Truckers, have you or have you not experienced a summer 'drop off' in the price of diesel each year?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

Buying a Truck Tarp? Save Money: Know Differences Between Truck Tarps

Underbuying or overbuying specific features of truck tarps can be expensive. Learn some truck tarp specifics to guide your purchase.

Subject to Management Approval: All of Your Time Off

When you work for someone else, your time off may be subject to management approval. Know the rules. Be prepared.

Updated: Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Help Big Trucks Save Fuel

By removing areas of air resistance on big trucks, fuel efficiency can be increased. Wheel covers can improve truck aerodynamics.

Updated: Forced to Retire from Trucking and Truck Driving

Which factors have impacting the trucking industry such that some truckers have been forced to retire? Is there anything professional truck drivers can do about them?


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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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