If you’re revamping your monthly spending and looking for ways to cut costs while on the road, look no further!
Whether you’re a company truck driver or an owner operator, there are plenty of tips and tricks to implement immediately. The key is to stay motivated and stick with your plan.
You may have already cut back, but here is a detailed list of other smart money saving tactics- you might be surprised by some of the ways you can shave off a few cents!
The trucking industry is evolving, especially when it comes to technology. Truck drivers all over the country are utilizing apps on their smartphones and tablets to make life on the road easier.
Now, there are also apps that can help you keep track of your spending and find free or discounted services.
Here’s some of our favorites…
There are tons of ways to save money at rest stops, with free services offered for truck drivers.
Use the apps above to learn about the different stops in your area and pick accordingly. Many stops offer free showers, WIFI, water fountains, exercise rooms and more.
Not only is eating out costly, but it’s unhealthy. Instead, take the money you’d normally spend on restaurants and put it towards a mini fridge and electric skillet to keep in the cab.
Stock it up with healthy snacks before a trip and make it a point to cooking your own meals.
Coffee is another money gobbler. Instead of stopping to buy a $5 cup of coffee every morning, invest in a coffee maker for your truck.
By simply asking about discounted services, you can shave off a few pennies and take advantage of benefits available for truckers.
To save cell phone data, always ask for WIFI passwords at rest stops, restaurants or gas stations. As well, numerous businesses offer CDL discounts- just ask!