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4 Savvy Money Saving Tips for Truck Drivers

Looking to cut costs while on the road? Creating a personal budget is a smart way for truck drivers to reach their financial goals. 

And the good news is- there are plenty of easy ways to save. In the long run, it makes a difference! We have 4 tips for truckers to save money in this post.

Do you have a budget plan?

If not, this is where to start. It’s as simple as sitting down with a paper and pen (or making a spreadsheet online) with your monthly bills and miscellaneous spending. 

Once you have your budget plan, you can start tracking your spending easily. It helps to log your purchases right away as the month goes by, so you know exactly how much more money you have left in your budget.

Gas stations & truck stops

When you’re on the road, gas stations and truck stops offer many cost-saving advantages for truck drivers. You can find food deals, fuel discounts, free showers, laundry, WIFI, and water stations to fill up your water bottles without paying a cent. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Download helpful apps

In this day and age, there are plenty of free apps dedicated to helping truckers find the best deals on the road. This is especially helpful for finding the lowest prices for accommodation and gas.

Here are our favorite apps:

  • GasBuddy: This app is a team effort, with users offering insight on gas stations across the country. It’s a fast way to pull up the locations with the cheapest fuel wherever you may be.

  • AllStays: This helpful app is great for finding the most affordable rest stops, gas stations, restaurants, and other essentials that truckers need when on the road.

Be food smart

It can be tempting to grab a quick bite 2-3 times a week, but those costs add up over time, accounting for $3000 to $5000 in spending per year. 

The thing is, you can cut down that spending by prepping your own food. Invest in convenient appliances like a mini-fridge, gas burner, and crockpot. 

These are ideal for cooking bulk meals that will not only save money but are probably healthier too.

4 Savvy Money Saving Tips for Truck Drivers
Courtney L.
May 18, 2021

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