- 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
- Boot the Home - How to Live Full-Time in Your Truck and Love It
If some of the most enjoyable times of your life have been on the road as a professional truck driver, you are not alone. Truckers are not truly happy with any other vocation. For a small number of truck drivers, the road and their tractor really do become home. They fully transition from having a residence in one particular state to having their truck as headquarters, work space, and dwelling. If you feel that is the right life for you, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Why I Love Being a Truck Driver - Is This Your Story Too?
What is it about being a truck driver that is so alluring? Is it the open spaces, freedom of the road, opportunity to see new places and meet interesting people along the way, working for yourself, or do you just yearn for an adventure every time you turn on the ignition and take to the highways and byways?
- Five Fun Facts About Trucking and Truck Driving
It's always fun to talk about the fun and unique facts surrounding truckers and the truck driving industry. No matter how long you've been a truck driver, we'll bet there are some things you never knew. Read on and test your knowledge about your important job.
- 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.
- We'll Bet You Didn't Know These Trucker Facts
Truckers have their own lingo, lifestyle, and laws. Many of your family member's and non-trucker friend's eyes glaze over when you start discussing work because they don't have much knowledge about your chosen vocation. While you can't make someone take an interest in what you love, you can forward these interesting quick facts about trucking to them. They may gain a renewed appreciation for your job with these insights.
- How to Make Holidays on the Road Special for Your Family
While many people are able to unwind with family and friends during the holidays, it can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for truck drivers. Customers are counting on you to make deliveries in time for Christmas sales. The weather tends to be awful at the same time with winter storms causing unexpected delays and numerous road closings. There are still things you can do to create cherished memories and even start holiday traditions that you and your family look forward to each year.
- 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 - 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.
- 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.
- Improving Trucking's Image One Kid at a Time
There are many trucking image campaigns in force and we'll take a look at many of them in future blogs. But one particular program has perhaps gone the farthest in changing minds about truckers.
- Could That Cuppa Joe Save Your Life?
While truckers have long known the benefits of chugging down a cuppa joe to prevent drowsiness at the wheel, researchers in Australia recently released a study that they say proves that imbibing in caffeinated beverages can significantly reduce a long-distance truck driver's accident risk.
- 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 Jobs in Alaska
You think you have it bad with driving problems, how would you like to drive your truck on 414 miles of gravel road through ice and heavy snow? That is what happens if you haul your load on Alaska's Dalton Highway like Ice Road Truckers do.
- $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.
- Trucker to Trucker Valentine's Day Special
Valentine's Day comes round once a year, like Christmas, but this is the special day for love. Life as a trucker is hard all round on every aspect of life, but nothing is probably rougher on a marriage or relationship than to be away for most of the year � so you need to take maximum advantage of what this day brings and what it can mean for your significant other.
- Top Six Trucker Songs
C.W. McCall hit the charts with what was a novelty song to support the film of the same name � Convoy. Ever since then, every trucker is supposed to know the lyrics by heart as part of passing their written CDL test, or at least that's what the rest of the non-trucker public believes.