Trucking is a unique job for many reasons. After all, you spend a lot of time away from home and out on the road. Especially when you first start out, you might find yourself unprepared for certain situations. You may end up having to shell out cash to fix a problem. Not preparing can cost you a pretty penny. This is only worse if you let it continue, rather than knowing how to prepare before each and every trip. Here are some easy ways to make sure you’re not overspending while on the road.
Pack food and supplies from home
A very common mistake truckers make is forgetting to stock up on food and essential supplies from their home base, before hitting the road. Then, they find themselves needing to spend cash at overpriced meals at restaurants. And let’s not forget needing snacks and toiletries at gas station convenience stores (which mark up everything) throughout the whole trip! Save your wallet and your time by bringing along easy pre-made meals and dry snacks ahead of time.
Enroll in Rewards/Points Programs
When you inevitably do need to stock up at grocery stores, it can help to enroll in their rewards program. These are almost always free. As an added bonus, many supermarket chains offer rewards for gas as well!
Take Advantage of WiFi
Another easy way to save some money is by using WiFi instead of your phone’s data plan to make texts and calls. You can usually find free WiFi available in many restaurants and truck stops.
Do you have any other money saving tips that have helped you over the years? Let us know in the comments below!