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TDMST Email Newsletter, 2019-07.
July 12, 2019
Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter
Issue #120, July 12, 2019
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"Because truckers know that no trucker deserves to be stung financially."
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Earn More, Save More
Although truckers should always keep their trucks' brakes properly adjusted, one annual event where there is added attention on truck brakes is CVSA's Brake Safety Week (which is scheduled for September 15-21, 2019).
We reported years ago about a trucker who told the appropriate person in his trucking company that CVSA's Brake Safety Week was coming up.
It would have cost $40 per truck to have the brakes adjusted at the terminal, but the insider didn't authorize that "expense."
Of course, the trucker could have put his foot down ahead of time and said that he was going to put his truck out of service until such time that the brakes were adjusted.
He realized after the fact that that is what he should have done, but it was too late.
When the brakes on that trucker's truck were inspected during the week -- and found to be out of compliance -- there was a whopping $700 bill associated with getting them adjusted on the road.
What was worse was that the trucking company later required all company drivers to sign a statement -- as a condition of employment -- that they would personally be held responsible for bills for failing to keep company equipment in good repair!
You can guarantee that that trucker would have beaten himself "up one side and down the other" if he had personally been billed $700 for failing to keep company equipment in good condition.
Depending upon a trucker's paycheck, that could have represented the loss of anywhere from part of a week's income to two solid weeks' worth of income (or more)!
There are all kinds of things like this -- some less expensive and some more expensive -- that can eat away at either a trucker's paycheck or trucking career.
Do you have a backup plan for replacement income, should something like this happen to you?
Would you like to learn more about earning a second income as a trucker from the cab of your truck?
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In preparation for writing TDMST Weekly Round-Up each week, Vicki reads lots of articles.
She has been appalled regarding the number of truck accidents that have taken place recently because truckers haven't responded appropriately when encountering slowing or stopped traffic.
As of this writing, vehicle automation has not yet advanced to the place where a truck will automatically slow or stop because of traffic around it.
Truck drivers are paid to safely operate their trucks, including paying attention to what is going on around their rigs and being prepared to slow or stop when necessary.
Save yourself a lot of anguish and loss by staying alert and preventing preventable accidents.
To all of our readers who are professional truck drivers, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road!
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