Finances On The Road

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Fleetwood Mac's Comment
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I stop at Walmart frequently enough to resupply that I just went ahead and joined Academy Bank -- the ones in the stores. Very convenient!

Im curious about a few things about being on the road and dealing with your finances. 1- do you generally use personal checks? I'm on my last book of checks and don't know if I should order more. The only time I use q check is for rent and car payment. I'm pretty sure my car payment can be made online, and I just made my last rent payment so that won't be an issue. My other bills can be done online. Are there random things that come up in which you need checks? I'm sure as an o/o or lease driver it may be useful in situations but I assume even that could all be done with a credit or debit card over checks.

2- alomg the same lines, do you need stamps on the road? I can't think of a situation aside from mailing a letter or post card where stamps would be needed. Do truck stops sell them?

3- how do you get cash on the road? I plan on having my checks direct deposited. I assume truck stops have atm's, but are the fees high? That seems like something they could skyrocket prices on to make a buck off drivers. I'm sure banks aren't always near a truck stop either. I'm under the impression that you will have to pay for things on the road like scaling loads and you have to use cash because they won't take card or check. How do you keep cash on hand? The only way I can think of is going to walmart or similar places where you can get cash back. But there are still limits on what you can get back.

Any info you guys can give me will help. I'm hoping to take my permit tests next week and if all goes well I hope to be down at prime getting started in 3 or 4 weeks. Maybe a little longer if needed.

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