Owner-operator, Cresco Lines
“How do you save money? Don’t spend it. Buy fuel as cheap as possible. Stick to the same truckstops so you know how much you spend. And keep up with maintenance.”
“Save every receipt you get. You’d be surprised what you can write off.”
Metropolitan Trucking Inc.
“Carry a cooler, and walk to restaurants if you can.”
Dixie Auto Transport
“I look for food specials at restaurants. Sometimes fast food restaurants can save you money.”
Flying H Express
“Bring your own food and drinks. Lunch meats, chips and other foods usually work.”
“Get a microwave and fix more meals in your truck.”
M.W. Jones Trucking
Buffalo Junction, Va.
“Cut the truck off when you’re not
“Leave the lot lizards alone.”
“Eat in the truck.”
Oak Park, Ga.
“Check your tire pressure and keep maintenance up on your truck.”
BHW Machinery Specialized
“Get a microwave and a refrigerator and shop at your grocery store. Don’t eat at restaurants.”
McElroy Truck Lines
“It’s hard to save, especially since the first of the year; everything’s gotten so expensive. I just had an argument with myself on whether to eat today or tomorrow.”
“Stock up your fridge at Wal-Mart. Of course, my wife makes more money that I do, so I don’t really have to worry about saving that much.”
Service Truck Lines
“Shop at Wal-Mart. Buy frozen dinners and put them in the fridge. You can also make dinners and warm them up in a truckstop microwave if you don’t have one in your truck.”