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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #062, 2014-09-12
September 12, 2014

Issue #62 | September 12, 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.

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
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Truck Driving Jobs
Truck Operations
Home Support Team
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Meal Preparation
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Important Notice

  • We Appreciate Truckers All Year Long!

    While we're glad that professional truck drivers are recognized once a year "for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs" during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), we appreciate all year long the men and women who skillfully and sacrificially deliver goods safely, securely and on time.

    Thanks for all you do, truckers! It is an honor to serve you.

  • Help Others In the Worldwide Trucking Community

    From the beginning, Mike and Vicki Simons envisioned as a clearinghouse of how professional truck drivers from around the world save money -- in order to help each other save money.

    If every trucker contributed just one money saving tip or review on our site, imagine how the entire worldwide trucking community could benefit!

    Please share the love through our site and on one of your social media accounts:

    I like and think you will, too!
    Visit now:

  • Never Miss a Single Truckers' Savings Blog Post Again!

    Our Truckers' Savings Blog page currently lists only the last 25 updates to our XML news feed. After a few days, what if there was an article you wanted to go back to? Not even our Twitter feed can help because old news cycles off as more recent news cycles on. But by subscribing to receive by email a list of the blog posts we make each day, you'll always be "in the know."


Reader Submitted Content

Clinics and check ups

I read on your site some of the disadvantages of being a truck driver. Not sure if the trucker association has reached out to 



Cobra 7750 Pro

Not happy with this GPS. Had a Garman before which is far superior to the Cobra. My Cobra continues to freeze up and doesn't work 

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 good will a truck parking notification system be if there are no truck parking spaces left in certain parts of the country?

Contributing article:

Trucker, how will you protect yourself and your trucking job if you're in an accident caused by a self-driving vehicle?

Contributing article:

Why couldn't this method also be used to buy a new truck with all cash?

Contributing article:

If the 7/2013 HOS change was all about safety, where's the truck crash data from the last 14 months?

Contributing article:

Have truckers not been paying their 'fair share' for infrastructure all along?

Contributing article:

How would you feel appreciated during Truck Driver Appreciation Week, trucker?

Contributing article:

Can putting wax and/or polish on your truck help it be more fuel efficient?

Contributing article:

What's your favorite free or low-cost thing to do at the Great American Trucking Show?

Contributing article:

Is it worth an 'invasion' of your privacy to have a lower insurance premium as a trucker?

Contributing article:

Is it more freeing or more limiting to buy an Android 'directly from PeopleNet rather than a third party' in order to use the service?

Contributing article:

How often do truckers experience trucking as a 'career path' and move into non-driving jobs?

Contributing article:

Did you know that laptop computers can be searched at the border and one can be charged for having certain data on it?

Contributing article:

Is connecting emotionally with others the way for truckers to avoid potential mental health problems associated with prolonged sitting?

Contributing article:

If a medical doctor says to 'nap when you’re tired', shouldn't the Hours of Service reflect that for truck drivers?

Contributing article:

Is there an easy way for truckers to know when not to drive after drinking alcohol?

Contributing article:

If trucks can be powered with overhead electrical lines, can trucks being driven similarly be far behind?

Contributing article:

If truckers increase profits when trucks travel under 60 mph, do higher speed limits invite self-imposed 'split speed limit' accidents?

Contributing article: 


Owner operator, if you have reduced your miles per hour below 60 have you seen increased profits?

Contributing article:

Why would a trucker risk attempted murder and a lengthy prison term in order to teach other motorists a driving lesson?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

Billing for my time during brake check

If I get flagged in for a brake check and my truck's brakes are fine, whom should I bill for the time it took to check? ----- Response from Vicki: Thank

Bantam HB 62 Update: Burn Hazard When Using Rechargeable Battery

This is an important Bantam HB 62 update about a burn hazard or potentially getting a thermal burn when using a rechargeable battery in this unit.

Updated: Review of Bantam HB 62 Mini Flashlight

How well does the Nighthawk Bantam HB 62 mini flashlight work? Read our review on brightness, battery usage, design and more.

Already have a Licence in different country

Hi, I was just wondering that if I already have a truck driver licence in Umar, but i would like to move to Canada. What courses do i need to do to upgrade

Why can't I get paid the same for lumping my load?

My company will pay a lumper up to $300 to lump a load but will pay me only $40 to lump the same load! Why can't I get paid the same for lumping my load?

Pay vs. benefits

I'm torn between two potential trucking jobs. One pays better but has fewer benefits. The other pays less but has more benefits. Which should I choose?

whatever it takes?

if an ad asks drivers to do whatever it takes to get loads delivered, should i work for them? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello. Thank you for asking

Updated: Become a Truck Driver: An Overview of the Job and Requirements

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of driving a truck, the duties and responsibilities of professional drivers, and the qualifications required to become a truck driver

Updated: An Annual Flu Shot: Should Truckers Take the Risk?

The mainstream media and major chain pharmacies encourage folks to get their annual flu shot. Do you know the risk? What should truckers know?

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...


Earn More, Save More

A September 10, 2014 article stated,

"A recent report in the New York Times backs him up: trucker pay is too low to lure the number of drivers the industry needs. ATA itself projects that there are 30,000 fewer drivers than the industry needs right now, 'a number on track to rise to 200,000 over the next decade' in part because inflation-adjusted driver pay has fallen by more than $2,000 per year over the past decade."

How does it feel to have lost more $20,000 in income over the last 10 years?

Wouldn't you like to more than make up for that loss?

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

If you're earning all the money you want in trucking, don't call 800-955-9549.

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Our 5th anniversary video describes the "why" of our site, which is summarized in our new slogan:
"Because truckers know that no trucker deserves to be stung financially".

School is back in session in most parts of North America. Be careful when you're driving in residential zones and near school buses. Also, be on your guard when driving around bicyclists, especially when making a right turn across one's path. Stay safe.

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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