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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #063, 2014-10-10
October 10, 2014

Issue #63 | October 10, 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...

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    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.

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Reader Submitted Content

Surviving the pre-Christmas freight season

During the period of time when my husband and I drove as a professional truck driving team, we were asked twice to give up going home toward the end 

There are many places on our site to provide reader submitted content. Stir the pot on anything having to do with truckers saving money or having to spend more money in trucking.



road pro lunch box

I use my road pro lunch box all the time I have made a meatloaf, hamburgers, hot dogs and chilli in it soup,Italian sausage onion and peppers as well love

This GPS stinks

I have the cobra trucker gps and it's worthless at best. Half the time it's froze up and the rest of the time it's busy getting me lost. I put in the info

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:

Are there no 'low clearance' signs except 'on' the bridge over Orange Street in Missoula?

Contributing article:

What will it take to convince a majority of the public that truckers aren't being 'being pushed to work too many hours behind the wheel'?

Contributing article:

Professional truck driver, does the qualified offer of a free shower daily make you more likely to get fuel at Pilot?

Contributing article:

Owner-operators, do you negotiate your freight rates?

Contributing article:

Truckers, have you seen any cost savings associated with the new Co2-reduction regulations?

Contributing article:

Trucker, are you part of the 16.8% of consumers who expect growth in your income?

Contributing article:

Could the hour of the day have had anything to do with this four- wheeler-caused truck accident?

Contributing article:

If the trucking industry is turning to women to fill jobs, will it keep wages artificially low as a result?

Contributing article:

How will having password protection on a Peterbilt affect that truck's theft?

Contributing article:

Are truckers who take photos while driving -- and then post them to social media -- not just asking for trouble?

Contributing article:

What penalty will the trucker face for demanding ransom and abandoning frozen chicken load?

Contributing article:

How valuable is the new anti-theft system for Peterbilt 579, 567?

Contributing article:

Review it:

What effect will the bankruptcy of the Indiana Toll Road Operator have on tolls in that state?

Contributing article:


Haul livestock in Canada? What are your handling costs and practices?

Contributing article:

How will the creation of entry-level driver training requirements for commercial motor vehicle operators help truckers save money?

Contributing article: Related:

Have a new Espar fuel-cell CNG heater in your truck? Would you write a review?

Contributing article: 

Review the truck part:

If you buy a Double Coin truck tire with 'non-compliant' sidewall markings -- and have problems with it -- will you report it?

Contributing article:

Does any U.S.-based trucker have evidence that the cost of living dropped in August 2014? Which costs were lower for you?

Contributing article:

Since FedEx's quarterly profit surged 24%, will their truckers receive a 24% increase in pay -- or at least a bonus?

Contributing article: 


What is the primary reason why trucking’s fatal injury count fell 8 percent last year? New HOS reg?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

Updated: Truck Stop Rewards Program Information for Professional Truckers

Large chain truck stops have their own rewards program to let professional truck drivers earn points that can be redeemed on products or services. Learn more here...

Updated: Save Money on Pet Travel in a Big Truck? How Do Truckers Do It?

Some professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles take pets with them on the road. How do they save money on pet travel?

Updated: Customer Satisfaction for Truckers at Truck Stops and Beyond

When professional truck drivers buy products and services, whether or not from truck stops, they expect customer satisfaction. What if they don't get it?


Where do you do your taxes online for the year? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Ricca, Thank you for asking a question on our website. There are

Lack of freight

My husband drives a truck for a dedicated account where the freight is somewhat seasonal. This time last year, there were 5 drivers. This year, there are


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".

Winter weather has started in some places in North America. 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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