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TDMST Email Newsletter, 2016-11
November 11, 2016

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter

Issue #88, November 11, 2016

Featuring content from and supporting:

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

  • 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.

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Important Notice

  • The Challenge is On!

    Vicki Simons named November 8 "Low Clearance Awareness Day".
    In conjunction with the holiday, she issued two challenges and one reward.

    According to the page on our website:
    • the first professional truck driver who can document to her satisfaction
    • that any GPS (Global Positioning System) unit that has specifically been configured for 13'6" commercial motor vehicles
    • has routed him/her to go under any overpass that is shorter than 13'6" in the lanes of travel (not on the shoulders) within the continental USA
    will receive a $50 gift card.

  • Have You Installed the Truckers Savings App?

    Our "new" Truckers Savings App is listed in the Google Play Store.

    It's so easy to leave a product, service, truck part or truck stop review -- or share a truck drivers money saving tip -- through our app.

    (Probably more so than through our website. Seriously.)


Prevent This!

The title of this section this month should probably be "Prevent These!" because we'll be focusing on 3 points from the list of "Top 10 Reasons Accidents Happen" from

"4. Cargo shifting or improperly loaded commercial trucks"
The solution for this is, of course, to properly load and secure the freight on your trailer.
If you don't know how to properly load or secure your freight, ask for instructions or help.
Don't be too proud to ask. Your pride will be in the dust if your freight falls out of or off your trailer(s).

"3. Under-inflated tires on big rig trucks"
The solution for this is, of course, to keep your tires properly inflated (according to manufacturers' specs).
Monitor tire inflation and tread depth during your pre-trip inspections.
Yes, it takes a little longer to do this daily, but the safety payback can be large.

"2. Speeding or unsafe acceleration"
The solution for this is, of course, not to speed or accelerate unsafely.
Don't get in a hurry. We learned our first year in trucking, "The fastest way to cool off a 'hot load' is in a ditch."

Prevent these!



November 8 is Low Clearance Awareness Day



How much money have you saved on tolls with Bestpass, truckers?

Please share your numbers through our Truck Operations page. 

Contributing article:

Does the research report by Frost & Sullivan -- which indicates that by the year 2025, 'level 3 autonomous trucks' are expected to be introduced -- have you concerned about your job and income as a trucker?

Comment on our Budgeting page

Contributing article:

CMV GPS Low Clearance Report Form; Low Clearance Awareness Day

Vicki Simons will reward the first professional truck driver who can sufficiently document through our CMV GPS Low Clearance Report Form that his/her CMV GPS unit routed his/her truck to a low clearance.

After the dip in diesel prices and then prices being flat for a week, what do you think will happen to fuel prices after the election?

Comment on our Truck Operations page

Contributing articles:

can they keep my last pay check?

can they keep my last pay check? ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, and thank you for asking a question through our website. I greatly empathize with

Seeking a way to get money that's owed

Hello everyone I was just curious how to go about recovering funds 4 loads that I have hauled I'm living in Florida but had a factoring company starting


Earn More, Save More

The headline of the November 10, 2016, article read, "Owner-operator 2016 income stable, even with downturn".

Now many owner-operators may be pleased with the assessment by Todd Amen, president and CEO of ATBS: "I think the most remarkable thing is that income is holding steady in a flat to down year for trucking."

We realize that business is a risk. There are up years and down years in many industries.

But what we'd like to know is:
If you're an owner-operator and
your income held "steady" this year,
is that the news you really wanted to hear?

For example, did your expenses hold steady this year, or did they go up?

Would you have preferred a different kind of news -- like your income went up and significantly this year?

If you drive a truck in the USA or Canada -- and you're staring the winter driving season in the face -- are you bracing yourself for times when you will have to shut down your truck because of bad weather?

How does that make you feel?

Are you among the 7 in 10 Americans who have less than $1,000 in savings?

Don't you wish there was something you could do about stabilizing or growing your income in your off-duty hours?

Well, there is!

Learn everything you can from Second Income for Truckers E- Course today!


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We wish all of our readers in the USA a blessed Thanksgiving!

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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