- Stay Healthy on the Long Haul: Healthy Tips for Living on the Road
Here are some tips to use for a healthy body that every trucker should embrace.
- Medical Providers for Trucker's 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops
With a trucker's schedule, finding time for your DOT physical can be tricky. You need to find a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration–approved medical examiner every two years to maintain your CDL, and sometimes the two-year-deadline approaches when you're out on the road.
- Stay Cool in Summer Heat with Our Summer Trucking Tips
As truck drivers, whether you drive a big rig, a bowser, an RV, an MPV, a four wheeler or anything in between, you'll always want to stay cool in the heat of the summer. And yes, we know about air conditioning in vehicles that essentially allow you to keep the cab temp comfortable and healthy, but there are still times when you'll have to be outside or face mother nature and the suns rays. So here are some of the best tips on keeping your cool all season long.
- Trucker Jim Tips: Save Your Skin! You Can Get Sunburned Even Through Glass
Trucker's tan — it's no joke. At some point, you've probably experienced a tanned left forearm after driving in short sleeves. Although we work with a roof over our heads, we receive countless hours of sun exposure through our windows and windshield. The sun's UV rays are doing their work whether we notice it or not.
- The Healthy Trucker - Exercise Gurus for Busy Truckers on the Go
When you're on the road, being healthy can sometimes take a back seat. You're sitting in the truck for hours at a time, unable to get much exercise and a lot of that time is spent snacking or eating fast food because it's quick and convenient. But, if you want to be a healthier, happier truck driver, TheHealthyTrucker, net is helpful resource for you and your family. Their team includes industry experts to offer you advice in different area, calling themselves your co-driver for the fitness of mind, body & wallet.
- Could Vibration from Truck Driving Drive Up the Incidence of Prostate Cancer?
Sitting too much on the job has been linked to a higher risk of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. For truck drivers, there's another risk to be aware of. New research has shown that men who drive trucks might have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Five Summer Truck Driving Tips - Keepin' Cool!
Yes, we know that truckers are already cool, and that can't be disputed. But keepin' cool is an entirely different matter in and of itself. Long hours on hot summer asphalt does not make for cool and comfort, which also cannot be disputed, but there are certain things you can do to keep your cool while remaining cool, every time you drive.
- New Age Truckers - How Meditation Reduces Stress and Improves Health
As you already know, trucking is a vital industry that keeps the country running. It also happens to be an extremely stressful line of work that can wreak havoc on your health. Based on your own experiences, it shouldn't come as a surprise that truckers suffer from obesity, hypertension and other chronic illnesses at rates far above the rest of the population. This all begs the question of how truckers can enjoy a better quality of life.
- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- Fitness Guru Monitors Truckers Fitness for Prime Inc's Drivers
Most semi truck driver news involving health focuses on sleep issues, but truck driving can also take a toll on drivers' physical fitness as well. Drivers spend a good part of their workdays sitting behind the wheel, keeping irregular hours and relying on convenient fast food places for meals.
- On-the-Road Trucking Fitness Rules
Hey you – put down the jelly doughnut! Just because your office is mobile doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Shuck the excuses and stay in shape – on and off the road. Drop and give me seven!! Following these seven simple strategies can encourage great fitness results, despite all those long, sedentary motoring hours…
- 5 Healthy Alternatives to Caffeine
Over-the-road truckers spend long hours traversing and crisscrossing the highways and the byways of America. After endless hours of negotiating through city traffic or seeing the same stretch of pavement, drivers get weary. Add to the fatigue unexpected issues that mean driving longer to meet schedules and it's a situation where driving safety comes into play.
- Virginia Doctor Tends Truckers on Their Schedule and Builds His Practice at the Same Time
Virginia Doctor Tends Truckers on Their Schedule and Builds His Practice at the Same Time
- How do Truckers Celebrate Christmas on the Road?
Due to the nature of the job, truckers often miss out on enjoying holiday celebrations and other family events throughout the year. Between the feelings of isolation from missing out, and bleak, sun-light free wintry weather, staying in the holiday spirit can be tough.
- Keep Fit with 15 Minute Exercises Perfect for Off Load Downtime
You've reached your destination, and it's possible that it's been hours since you took a break and stretched your muscles. It's also possible that you're not getting nearly as much exercise as you'd like to get because of all the hours you spend on the road. Why not take advantage of the time you have while your rig is being unloaded and get in a few quick exercises? If you're not sure what types of exercises you can do in such a short amount of time, read on for some great trucking tips that can help you stay in shape.
- Tips For Truckers - Staying In Shape
Difficult, but not impossible. With just a little thought and pre-planning you can add some health and fitness habits to your daily schedule. These tips will give you a head start on creating your personal plan of action. Include 15 minutes of exercise every day. Schedule it just as you would a doctor's appointment so you'll be less likely to let it slide. You don't need a formal routine or equipment. It can be as simple as a walk around a truck stop or rest area.
- Tips For Truckers - Keeping Happy On The Long Haul
The enjoyment most truckers get from their chosen lifestyle can start to wear thin on long hauls. Opportunities to relax and think about yourself are few, if they exist at all, when you are on the road with a deadline to meet and hundreds or thousands of people relying on you to make that delivery. Follow these tips to stay upbeat, focused, and safe when you are making those long hauls:
- Is Bringing Your Child Along for the Ride a Good Idea For Truckers?
If you've ever taken one of your kids with you on the road, you know how their faces light up when they hear about your plans. Even so, it might not be a good idea for you to bring them along, no matter how much fun you both think it's going to be.
- How Much Caffeine is Too Much for Your Health?
Most of us consume caffeine in some way, shape, or form. As truckers, it is fairly common to partake of caffeinated beverages as a means of alleviating fatigue and staying alert and focused through many a long, rough haul. But how much is too much?
- Flatten Your Belly While You're Driving
One task the body never adapted to, though, is spending the better part of your day or night driving a big rig. The angle of the seat, the amount of time you spend slouching, leaning or perching behind the wheel; and the overall lack of regular movement during those endless hours while you're driving across the country – all these factors add up to back complaints, stiff necks, sciatica nerve pain and other conditions.
- Trucker's Top Tips to Healthy Eating on the Road
The life of a long haul trucker doesn't lend itself to a healthy lifestyle. Long hours sitting behind the wheel of your big rig drinking coffee and munching on convenience store snacks and too many high calorie, salt laden fast food meals contribute to the weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure that plaque many truck drivers.
- Avoiding Common Truck Driver Injuries
Be aware of the hazards you face and ways counteract them and stay safe on the job. Staying in good physical health, stretching and taking regular rest breaks can help prevent repetitive stress injuries. Truck drivers who start to feel persistent soreness would be wise to seek medical attention before the problem gets worse.
- Will Sleep Apnea Screening Become Mandatory for Truckers?
Sleep disorders in commercial truck drivers has been an issue of interest by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for many years, and it's becoming increasingly apparent that FMCSA will make some move to require truck drivers to be screened for sleep apnea in the not too distant future.
- Charity Helps Ailing Truck Drivers
Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.2 million professional drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease. Truck drivers also lack the same access to health care that most Americans enjoy.
- Defensive Truck Driving Safety Tips
Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious professional truck driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today's crowded highways. Weather conditions or road conditions change and suddenly driving too fast for conditions becomes a risk factor.
- Staying fit on the road made easier with first-ever OEM in-cab driver exercise system
Drivers will now be able to get a full-body workout in the comfort of their cabs with the introduction by Freightliner of the first-ever OEM designed and integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system.
- 5 Healthy Habits for the OTR driver
Truckers have the propensity to lead one of the unhealthiest lifestyles in today's working class. The very nature of the drive is charming. It draws us to this business and at the same time it is what makes us overweight. Here are five tips on how to make better and healthier choices and at the same time enjoy the job that we love.
- Trucking Industry Increases Participation In Tough Mudder Competition
One of the greatest competitions worldwide is called the Tough Mudder Competition that has been designed by British Special Forces. This competition has not only raised over $3 million dollars for the Wounded Warriors Project, but has also promoted health and wellness in the trucking industry throughout the world.
- Atlas Van Lines Releases Driver Preferences
For the eighth year in a row, Atlas Van Lines has released results from its King of the Road survey. Although the results reflect the preferences of Atlas drivers, it can be concluded that many long-haul drivers have similar feelings when it comes to favored brands, ways to stay healthy, use of technology, and many other findings.
- A Gift To Sleepy Truck Drivers From Aviisha For Sleep Better Month
Van Nuys, California (May 2, 2012) – Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, an industry leader in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will be taking $100 off the cost of its home sleep test for commercial drivers throughout May in honor of Better Sleep Month.
- For Truckers, Fast Food Doesn't Have to Be Only Choice
Truckers face many different challenges with their work, and one of the hardest to deal with is the need to eat out all the time. Truck stop restaurants are expensive to eat at two and three times a day, while fast food--which is growing more common in truck stops each year--is neither healthy nor satisfying on a daily basis, for weeks at a time.
- Women In Trucking Association
Every so often we will run across a non-profit organization that we feel is really pushing hard to make the trucking industry a better place. Women in Trucking is an association dedicated to celebrating accomplishments of women in the industry, opening doors, and encouraging more women to enter the industry.
- $2.6M Study Devoted to Atlantic Trucker's Health Concerns
Today, we're taking a look a new Canadian study researching why truckers are experiencing a reduced lifespan compared to the rest of the population: University of Moncton professor, Michel Johnson, is conducting a study to find out why truckers in Atlantic Canada seem to have a life span that is 10 years under the norm.
- California Attorney General and the Clean Truck Program
Today, we're taking a look at Kamala Harris' court filings in support of the California Clean Truck Program: What happens in California tends to happen about ten years before the rest of the country is ready for it, but nevertheless the state of a good forecaster for developments which will get picked up nationally. California has long been known as the state with the harshest emission standards on drivers, both truckers and regular motorists.
- Slow Cooker Crock
A slow cooker crock from 12 Volt-Travel is the solution to eating healthy and hearty.
- Truckercise - Health and Fitness for Truckers
A study as to why the death rate in Truckers is eleven times higher than the general workforce.
- How Truckers Can Stay Healthy on the Road
So how can a trucker stay healthy on the road? Here are some simple tips to meld into your daily routine.
- Trucker Health - STRESSED? Try a Banana
Little do you know that that a single banana can add plenty of benefits to truckers health.
- Trucker Health: Defining the Problem
Many aspects of a truck driver's job and lifestyle adversely impact personal health.
- Living With Diabetes - dLifeTV
For people with diabetes, getting control of one’s glucose levels is always the ultimate goal, but for many it’s an ongoing struggle.