Back to Back Issues Page
TDMST Email Newsletter, 2019-11
November 08, 2019

Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter

Issue #124, November 8, 2019

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.

Table of Contents

Important Notice

  • November 8: Low Clearance Awareness Day

    Back in 2016, Vicki Simons named November 8 as "Low Clearance Awareness Day" for the purpose of helping professional truck drivers avoid driving commercial motor vehicles under or into structures that are shorter that their vehicles.

    There are 5 tips on the page to help truckers avoid striking low clearances.

    The date November 8 (11/8) was selected in honor of the "11 foot 8" (11'8") railroad trestle in Durham, North Carolina, where many low clearance crashes have happened despite the installation of numerous warning devices.

    There have been many low clearance truck accidents since 2016, but as of yet, no one has documented to Vicki's satisfaction that his or her Commercial Motor Vehicle-specific GPS unit has routed him/her to go under any overpass that is shorter than 13'6" in the lanes of travel within the continental USA.

    The offer of a reward for this is still outstanding.

  • Bad Weather Driving

    In some places around the USA, the weather has become very cold and winter precipitation can make traveling hard, treacherous, or downright impossible.

    Although there may be times when the FMCSA suspends the Hours of Service regulations in order to let certain truckers continue working, please carefully evaluate traveling conditions to make sure it is safe to drive before you head out.

    No load is worth your life.



TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.10.19

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 19, 2019.

TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.10.26

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 26, 2019.

TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.11.02

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 2, 2019.

TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2019.11.09

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 9, 2019.


Earn More, Save More

We are greatly saddened whenever any driver -- trucker or motorist -- is injured or dies in a crash.

Earlier today, authorities in the Denton, Texas, area indicated that following another vehicle being involved in the crash, a flatbed truck hauling butane tanks exploded.

Our condolences go to the families of those who died.

We don't know the details yet, but these kinds of reports make us think of the tremendous risk that professional truck drivers undertake each and every time they go out on the road.

You can be doing everything right when some motorist ignores and drives into the path of your truck!

If you've ever wondered if there is some less injurious, less costly, and less deadly way to earn a full-time income, check out second income for truckers to help you get started.


Social Networking home page

Contact Us.

Follow us on Twitter.

Subscribe to our channel on YouTube.

Subscribe to our Truckers Savings Blog.

Subscribe to Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter.

Follow us on Pinterest.

Like us on Facebook.

TDMST Social Media 7 Radial Dial

Popular Sections of our site:

Before the end of the month, those of us in the USA will be celebrating Thanksgiving.

Many OTR, long haul, and regional truckers will be working -- especially as Christmas freight is being transported at this time of year.

We have taken multiple Thanksgiving trips on the road as truckers, so we understand.

If you cannot be at home, please touch base with your home support team members sometime during the day.

One option, which allows users to both hear and see each other, is the video conferencing Zoom cloud meeting app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Just because you're out on the road does not mean that you can't enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving dinner right in your truck, complete with cooked turkey, sweet potato casserole, and the works.

You will need to do some advanced planning, but since you're already skilled as a trucker in making on-time pick-ups and deliveries, planning a fancier-than-usual meal in-truck should be a snap!

If your company offers -- and you plan to earn -- holiday pay for driving through some part of the Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you understand and abide by all of the rules.

Once again, we are offering our Thanksgiving Prayer on behalf of truckers.

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

Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

All information on this site and in this email newsletter is intended for informational and educational purposes.
It neither substitutes for professional advice nor negates user responsibility to do due diligence.

Back to Back Issues Page