Archive for September, 2016

Easy Ways to Eat Healthier as a Professional Truck Driver

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Cutting out soda is one of the easiest ways to eat healthier while on the road.

Many truck drivers believe that it’s simply impossible to eat healthy while on the road. While being on the road all the time does pose a few challengers, there are a number of easy strategies you can take to develop healthier eating habits. Here are just a few realistic changes you can make to eat healthier while on the road. (more…)

Helpful Cardio Exercises to Practice on the Road

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Looking to improve your blood pressure? Start out with these fun exercises when you’re on the road.

If you’re fighting to keep your blood pressure low, good cardio exercise is the key. When you’re driving for many hours of the day, exercise is crucial for heart health. You don’t have to buy expensive equipment to get exercise while you’re on the road. Instead, simply try some of these easy to do exercises. (more…)

How High Blood Pressure Can Impact Your Driving Career

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Making sure you get a chance to move around outside the truck can help keep your blood pressure low.

A frequent concern of commercial drivers involves whether or not they will pass the DOT physical exam with high blood pressure. Drivers who have high blood pressure can be medically certified to drive, so long as their blood pressure remains below 140/90. If your blood pressure rises above 140/90 you will have to get recertified on a more frequent basis, and are automatically disqualified from driving if your blood pressure reaches above 180/110. Drivers can reduce their blood pressure either through use of medication or by changing lifestyle choices. (more…)

Department of Transportation Proposing New Speed Limit Rule on Freightliners

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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There may soon be speed limiters controlling how fast truckers can drive.

The Obama administration recently proposed a rule that would have truckers use a device on their rigs that would limit their top speed. Proposed in combination by the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agencies would like to cap maximum truck speeds at 60, 65, and 68 miles per hour. Regulators claim the measure would save lives and more than $1 billion in annual fuel costs. (more…)

Driving Safely Through Fog

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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It’s important to exercise extra precaution when driving through fog.

Fog presents a serious driving challenge as foggy conditions reduce visibility and make the road increasingly dangerous. As a professional truck driver, it’s important to practice safe driving habits. Here are a few tips for staying safe on the road during foggy weather. (more…)