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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #061, 2014-08-08
August 08, 2014

Issue #61 | August 8, 2014

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.

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Reader Submitted Content

Cooler hinge from neoprene rubber

Coleman Xtreme cooler hinge solution. I read your site and remembered some rubber I had laying around. I mounted a 3 x3 piece of 1/4 neoprene rubber in



Ultimate P M Flop

Ultimate PM preformed on my tractor. I sat in the drivers seat during the service and watched closley. The service took 18

Don't waste your fuel filters and time!

It's more convenient to by fuel for our semi at loves but on more then one occasion it has cost hours of down time and several changes of filters. 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:

Wouldn't the simple act of putting a kingpin lock on a trailer have thwarted this kind of crime?

Contributing article:

If you're an independent contractor, do you 'pay yourself first' from your paycheck -- always?

Contributing article:

Will there be any opporunities for truckers to save money at the Truck-N-Show?

Contributing article:

Will a $200 fine for failing to secure a load teach this dump truck driver an unforgettable lesson?

Contributing article:

If Old Dominion's profit rose by 27%, did O.D.'s drivers' pay go up 27%?

Contributing article:

Have you as trucker used Navistar's 'Diamond Renewed' program? How well did it work?

Contributing article:

Review the program:

Will locking the tailgate of a fleet pick-up truck really prevent it from being stolen?

Contributing article:

If a lack of truckers is hurting Swift's profits, has the company increased driver pay as an incentive?

Contributing article:

What should you do, trucker, if you are asked to deliver perishable food to unrefrigerated storage? Point here...

Contributing article:

Would you want to be continually monitored by video to receiving coaching and prevent accidents?

Contributing article:

Did you know that what drivers do immediately following an accident can help you win or lose a lawsuit?

Contributing article:

How could the truck driver say he didn't see the train that hit his truck? Did he look?

Contributing article:

Want to hear a pitiful excuse? "The vehicle's owner...said it costs too much to get a tag for a commercial vehicle"!

Contributing article:

What will it take to stop truckers from running under low clearance bridges?

Contributing article:

Trucker, so you need an app to 'pay you' to exercise?

Contributing article:

Are trucking companies today really operating on 'razor-thin margins'?

Contributing article:

Where else are there bridges that are insufficiently marked for commercial motor vehicles?

Contributing article:


Do you agree with economist Michael Belzer, who compared trucks to 'sweatshops on wheels' because of 'the low rates of pay, long working hours and unsafe conditions'?

Contributing article:

Will legal liability, policymakers, consumer acceptance, cost, infrastructure, technology or jobs most hinder autonomous trucks in the marketplace?

Contributing article:

Will Alt-Fuel Powered Vehicles help truckers save money on fuel?

Contributing article:

Why was Pilot Flying J's rebate program so complicated? Which truck stops got the best discounts?

Contributing article:

Have you used the new TxDOT web app? Does it really save truckers money?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

My receipts are a mess

I've got a huge pile of unsorted receipts. Got any advice on straightening them out? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi. Thanks for asking a question under

Low Bridges

You taken an on ramp to a hwy that's sign showed Commercial Traffic -> and at the bottom of the ramp you see a overpass with sign saying 11'6 and you're

Your blog content

Well, I wanted to find some ways to save money for truckers, but all I see is news stories about

Wait times

What is an acceptable wait time at a delivery dock ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Thanks for asking a question through our website. Although we

Look for a reset switch on Power Driver 2000 Inverter

My power drive. 2000 inverter overloaded while using microwave . Had to disconnect 2 stop alarm. Do this model have a Reset switch some where? ----- Response

Updated: Tire Pressure Monitoring System to Prevent Inflation Problems

Mike once thought he had a flat tire. But with the tire pressure monitoring system on his trailer, an amazing thing happened...

Updated: On GPS for Truckers: When GPS Routing Leads to Truck Accidents

Some truck drivers say their GPS for truckers directed them onto restricted routes or roads with low clearances. We ask questions about liability...

Updated: Safe Parking: Will Jason's Law Fix the Truck Parking Situation?

Will Jason's Law, H.R. 1803 or S. 1187, fix the truck parking situation -- giving safe parking to America's truck drivers? This is a commentary.


Earn More, Save More

A Facebook post put it well: In the trucking industry, there are "rate takers" and "rate makers."

We have already shown through an inflation calculator's calculation that truckers' wages have not come anywhere close to keeping up with inflation. They're earning 26 percent of what they should be earning if wages had kept pace with inflation since a 1977 magazine cited that truckers could earn $500 per week.

Are you tired of being told how much your time is worth? Aren't you ready to see how much you could make if your earning potential was truly unlimited?

You can start earning money during the time that you're not driving and not sleeping.

Call 800-955-9549 now!

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"Because truckers know that no trucker deserves to be stung financially".

Be careful when you're driving near motor homes, RVs, campers and the like, which may be driven or pulled by those who are trying to squeeze in a final vacation before the school year begins.

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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