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TDMST Email Newsletter, 2019-09
September 13, 2019

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter

Issue #122, September 13, 2019



Featuring content from and supporting:

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"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


  • Encouragement to Submit Your Comments

    Every time the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests feedback from professional truck drivers (and others) on a topic that concerns truckers, we encourage you to write and submit your comments.

    You'll see below links to two sets of comments that Vicki Simons submitted to the FMCSA within the last month.

    If you don't speak up, your thoughts will never go to the officials who make the rules. Just saying.



  • Looking Ahead

    Vicki is looking ahead toward converting some of the content on our website -- and additional content -- into books.

    Please feel free to share your thoughts regarding the kind of truck drivers money saving material that would mean the most to you.




 

Media


TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.08.17

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 17, 2019.



TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.08.24

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 24, 2019.



TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.08.31

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 31, 2019.



TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.09.07

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 7, 2019.



TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.09.14

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 14, 2019.



Comments to FMCSA on Automated Driving Systems

Vicki Simons wrote and submitted her Comments to FMCSA on Automated Driving Systems.



ATRI Study on Driver Detention

The American Transportation Research Institute published on September 4, 2019, the results of a new analysis on the safety and productivity impacts of truck driver detention at customer facilities.



Comments to FMCSA on Detention

Vicki Simons wrote and submitted her Comments to FMCSA on Detention of Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles.






 

Earn More, Save More

There were some key findings in the study on detention by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), five of which were:

  • "delay lengths of two or more hours increased 11.2 percent … with a 27.4 percent increase in delays of six or more hours";

  • "the most significant increase (39.6%) [came] from drivers who reported that more than 70 percent of their pick-ups and deliveries were delayed over the past 12 months due to customer actions";

  • "women were 83.3 percent more likely than men to be delayed six or more hours";

  • "customer detention times… significantly influence driver and carrier productivity, and compliance with federal regulations"; and

  • "the majority of drivers and carriers agreed that detention time of more than two hours was considered excessive".

Considering all of the time you may spend waiting on shippers to load and/or receivers to unload your trailer, isn't it time to think seriously about earning a second income for truckers during your off-duty hours?




 

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In the USA, the autumnal equinox will happen on Monday, September 23.

Following that date (until the spring equinox in 2020), there will be more hours of darkness than light.

Prepare yourself and your truck for cooler temperatures -- including preparing for traction devices like snow chains -- especially if this will be your first winter driving season.

If you're an OTR trucker, you'll want to have some warmer or winter clothing and the means by which to stay warm in your truck when you're sleeping (perhaps by having and using an insulated sleeping bag).

Also, we have food and recipe ideas for preparing hot meals in your truck on our site.

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
NKBJ InfoNet, LLC

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