How Do You Save Money While on the Road?

ELIZABETH HILL
Houston
Swift
“Eat in the truck.”

DONALD WILMOTH
Pelahatchie, Miss.
JFF Transportation
“Change the filters often.”

LEE FOSS
Norman, Okla.
Martin Transportation
“I lowered my speed to around 64.”

WAYNE COLEMAN
Tyler, Texas
Western Express
“I keep a pool of canned goods and chips in my truck.”

KENNETH WILLIAMS
Hope Mills, N.C.
KM Williams Trucking
“I buy a meal that comes with a salad, and I eat the salad and get the meal to go.”

MARK VANDERMEER
Toledo, Ohio
Knight Transportation
“I drive a company truck and use a company credit card, so I only have to feed myself.”

DAVID BUFKIN
Pickens, Miss.
MacDonald Trucking
“I drive slower.”

HENRY WILLIAMS
Fayetteville, N.C.
McElroy Truck Lines
“Make sure the air pressure is right in the tires.”

GREG SULLIVAN
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Pat Gallagher Trucking
“Limit my eating in truck stops.”

BOB CRONIN
Chattanooga, Tenn.
U.S. Xpress
“I buy a lot of stuff at Wal-Mart.”

RON CHANDLER
West Point, Miss.
Ellis Steel
“Let the company buy the gas.”

JIMMY DIXON
Brewton, Ala.
Swift
“Eat out of the truck instead of at the stops.”

RANDY KIDD
Heflin, Ala.
Pacer Hauling
“I watch fuel prices, I watch how much weight I haul and I keep my speed low.”

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