Fringe Financial Benefits Of Trucking

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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There are many financial benefits to being a driver. I had a discussion with another driver yesterday and he made me think of benefits I hadn’t considered..

1) I drive my car very seldom. Saves me money on gas and keeps it low miles which makes resale value higher.

2) my home utilities are less cost because I’m away so much. Electric, gas, water and sewer are all less.

3) my food bill is less. Surprisingly, I eat cheaper on the road than I do at home.

4) Biggest savings of all. I don’t have to have a wife in order to drive truck. Lol

What fringe benefits do you have?

PackRat's Comment
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Cheap travel.

Jeremy's Comment
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Im on my way to florida to deliver a load then take a few well deserved days off in the sun or what truckers like to call a 34 hour reset 😂

Marc Lee's Comment
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Im on my way to florida to deliver a load then take a few well deserved days off in the sun or what truckers like to call a 34 hour reset 😂


Pete B.'s Comment
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I get to see my immediate family 2-3 times/year, whenever I have a load passing through my hometown; before that, it was once every 1-2 years.

Solo's Comment
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I went from paying $23k/yr in rent + utilities to $0/yr moving into my tractor. My insurance on my car dropped by 50% since I never drive it and placed it into "storage" for insurance purposes (It just stays parked at the terminal)


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Most of my career I lived in my truck. I didn't own a vehicle and didn't have a place to live. I'd just stay with family and friends, or take time off in cool places like Southern California or Vegas. Everything I owned I could carry in two big duffel bags. That's a great way to save money and keep life as simple as possible.

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