What is your favorite money-saving tip?

Mitchell Maness
Owner-operator, Cresco Lines
Collins, Miss.
“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.”

John Taylor
Averitt Express
Dallas
“Save every receipt you get. You’d be surprised what you can write off.”

Dwayne Buchanan
Metropolitan Trucking Inc.
Canton, Pa.
“Carry a cooler, and walk to restaurants if you can.”

Charles Johnson
Dixie Auto Transport
Albertville, Ala.
“I look for food specials at restaurants. Sometimes fast food restaurants can save you money.”

Lee Hockett
Flying H Express
Dallas
“Bring your own food and drinks. Lunch meats, chips and other foods usually work.”

Robin Green
Prime
Nixa, Mo.
“Get a microwave and fix more meals in your truck.”

Mark Jones
M.W. Jones Trucking
Buffalo Junction, Va.
“Cut the truck off when you’re not
in it.”

Tyrone Heard
Waggoners Trucking
Moulton, Miss.
“Leave the lot lizards alone.”

Tom Brown
Landstar
Cosby, Tenn.
“Eat in the truck.”

Mark Smith
Roberson Transportation
Oak Park, Ga.
“Check your tire pressure and keep maintenance up on your truck.”

Terry Allen
BHW Machinery Specialized
Herrin, Ill.
“Get a microwave and a refrigerator and shop at your grocery store. Don’t eat at restaurants.”

Bill Gray
McElroy Truck Lines
Pensacola, Fla.
“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.”

Victor Hoehne
Keen Transportation
Pensacola, Fla.
“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.”

Lloyd Weidenhammer
Service Truck Lines
Orwigsburg, Pa.
“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.”

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