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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #068, 2015-03-13
March 13, 2015

Issue #68 | March 13, 2015

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

Table of Contents

Prevent This!



Articles and Other Media

Earn More, Save More

Social Networking

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Important Notice

  • Focus on March and April Money Saving Topics for Truckers

    In March, our focus is on Truck Operations and Preventive Maintenance.

    In April, our focus will be on Truck Stops and Product Reviews.

    Submit -- through our Facebook page -- a "truck drivers money saving tip" on the monthly topics in order to enter yourself in the running for a Helping Truckers Save Money Award. If your tip is the best in our opinion, we will customize your award with your name and the date after your award-winning tip!

    Please keep your tips concise and please submit only an original tip each time.

    Thanks in advance for the awesome job we know you're going to do!

    Let's see how much we can help our fellow truckers save money and in the process have some fun! How about it? Ready, set, GO!

  • The Mid America Trucking Show -- the "largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world" -- takes place later this month. Please take advantage of all of our tips about saving money at trucking shows.

  • Did you know that Mike Simons now drives for one of the top 20 fleets in North America?

    Watch for more information about this on our site.


Prevent This!

On March 12 through our Truckers' Savings Blog, we posted a bloglet about the number of cargo thefts being down, but the value of the stolen loads being up.

What was surprising to Vicki was the statement that after warehouse location cargo theft, "Truck stops were the next most common location for thefts, with Georgia truck stops leading the way".

Just because you may be parking in a section of the country that you think has relatively low crime (like the deep South), never let your guard down when it comes to safety and thinking preventatively.

Wouldn't you hate to be the trucker who woke up one morning only to find out that your trailer had been gutted of all of its freight overnight?

Prevent this from happening. If you need tips on how to prevent cargo theft, please ask your driver manager or trucking company.



Dealing with Stress During Winter Driving

There's no doubt that stress is a part of every professional driver's workday. On March 4, 2015 while I was enroute toward Louisville, KY, winter driving

Shower Review Pilot Kentucky Corbin

My Name - Mike Simons Country where I drive professionally - USA I am a/an - Company Driver Name of truck stop and its location (city and state) where

nice Idea bad impimentation

The Idea of a nice Cobra GPS got me to buy one, after just over a week I took it back to TA to exchange it for a Rand Mcnally, the Cobra has too many bugs

cobra 8200 pro hd

This gps is of little if any use. It will constantly route me off an interstate highway on to state and rural county roads with numerous truck restrictions

Shower Review TA Indiana Seymour

My Name - Mike Simons Country where I drive professionally - USA I am a/an - Company Driver Name of truck stop and its location (city and state) where

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:

Trucker, do you think it is possible to cut fuel consumption (aka increase fuel economy) in large trucks by 40%?

Contributing article:

Are any of our readers using the Aroma Housewares ASP-137 3-in-1 3-Quart Super Pot with Grill Plate for cooking in-truck? How do you like it?

Please review it:

Do you believe that a mileage tax should replace a fuel tax?

Contributing article:

If Expeditors International of Washington Inc. raised fourth-quarter net income 19%, what part of this will go to their drivers?

Contributing article:

Trucker, did your consumer spending increase when the cost of fuel fell?

Contributing article:

If fleets have been urged to 'stay the course' with alt-fuel strategies, should owner-operators follow suit?

Contributing article:

How widespread do you think the use of DME (dimethyl ether) as a fuel will become in the trucking industry? Will it save money over diesel?

Contributing articles:

If C.R. England is giving 'pay increases for solo company drivers working in its Western regional fleet', what about increases for their other drivers?

Contributing article:

Have a Webasto unit with a SmarTemp control in your truck? Does it help reduce idling and give fuel savings?

Contributing article:

Review it here:

Do you agree with one school that truck driver training can help drivers potentially earn 'approximately $35,000 in six weeks'?

Contributing article:

Truckers, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10 (high), how much value do you place on the virtual rewards you get in trucking?

Contributing article:

Trucker, how would you feel about getting same-day pay for your work?

Contributing article:

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


Articles and Other Media

Updated: Showers for Professional Drivers: Options and Money Saving Tips

Professional truck drivers practice good personal hygiene on the road by taking showers. What options exist and how can you save money in the process?

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?

Updated: Mental Health for Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

Can dangerous things happen when a trucker's mental health is affected? What can be done to change that?

Updated: Energizing Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

For the purposes of providing an energizing boost, there are natural alternatives to energy drinks. Read more...

Updated: Emotional Wellness for Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

Truckers need emotional wellness in order to do their jobs well. We list what can happen when it's missing and items that can help.

Updated: Emotional Balance for Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

Many situations can threaten a trucker's emotional balance. Fortunately, there is natural help available.

Updated: Mental Clarity for Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

Professional truck drivers need mental clarity to do their jobs. Here are some helps for that.

Updated: Truckers Using Baking Soda as a Low-Cost Cleaning Agent

We describe ways that we have used baking soda as a low-cost cleaning agent in and around our trucks.

[Truckers Savings News] Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Rewards Safety on the Road Safe Trucker Salute Program Launches in North Texas

The United States economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the U.S., and Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in North

Updated: Stress Relief for Truckers and Professional Truck Drivers

There are times when truckers need stress relief. You can get it in natural and portable form.

Updated: Physical Exercises and Exercise Programs for Truck Drivers

Professional truck drivers can greatly benefit from a regular and varied program of physical exercises. We explore some options for you to consider...

Updated: ATMs: Pros, Cons and Alternatives of Automated Teller Machines

The availability of cash via ATMs or automated teller machines can greatly benefit professional truck drivers away from home. What are the pros, cons and alternatives to using ATMs?

Knowing When to Pull It Over and Just Stop Driving in Winter!

Hello drivers. Today is March 5, 2015. I'm currently parked at the Pilot Travel Center in Corbin, KY. It looked rough out here in the parking lot as I


WHICH TV WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR USE IN A SEMI ----- Response fro Vicki: Hello, Suzanne, Thanks for asking a question on our website. Different professional

Gap Connector Idea for CMVs Based on Articulated Bus Design

Vicki has an idea for truck manufacturers to create a 'gap connector' to close the gap between truck and trailer, based on articulated bus design.

Auto Replies to Text Messages and SMS Texts

All drivers and especially truckers could benefit from sending auto replies to text messages and SMS texts. Read more...


Earn More, Save More

On March 5, 2015, the Governor of Kentucky declared a state of emergency when 18-20 inches of heavy falling snow caused more than 600 cars and trucks to be stranded on I-24 and I-65.

One article stated, "Some people were stuck in their vehicles for more than 12 hours."

In case you're wondering, Mike Simons was literally stuck in a Kentucky truck stop along I-75 in his company-owned truck all day that day, too. But to help make up for days when he doesn't earn any or enough money from trucking, he has a second source of income. Do you?

Call 800-955-9549. Leave a message for more info.

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

In the northern hemisphere, the promise of spring is in the air. With the new season comes new opportunities to learn and apply tips for saving money. If you find a good one, please submit it through our site. When one trucker helps other truckers in this way, we can all benefit.

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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