The cost of driving over the road can be minimized most effectively by planning ahead. Get a refrigerator that plugs into your cigarette lighter to stock up with good healthy groceries.
Go to a bigbox store so you won't be buying expensive items at the c-store or in the truck stops. Remember, you are out here on the road to MAKE MONEY. The necessary expenses are few but additional spending can easily rob you of your paycheck if you are not careful.
The cost that is most likely to affect you, is the nickel and dime spending at truck stops when you stop to use the bathroom or if you try and live off of eating the food there.
You will not have a paycheck at the end of the week if you don't get a handle on this part of the road.
Most companies will advance a portion of the check. Many drivers fall into a trap of always giving back a large portion of their check on payday to repay advances they have taken during the week.
Don't fall into this trap.
Make up in your mind that you will not buy stuff when you stop to use the bathroom. One thing I do is stop at rest areas instead of truck stops unless I need fuel. Its quicker and less temptation.
If you have to go to a truck stop go in and out. Don't browse around. Hurry up and leave the joint if you know you have low will power. I got faith in ya I believe you can do it.
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