Archive for July, 2017

Trucking: Day Vs. Night

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Driving during both day and night hours each come with their own challenges.

In many ways, being a trucker is more of a lifestyle than a job. Its demands, particularly upward of 300 days per year on the road, will certainly limit what time you spend at home, thus impacting relationships with those around you. And because it may be two years before you can move into a regional driving position that allows for you to return home weekly, instead of once every three weeks, spouses or partners deserve some say in your deliberations before you decide if driving a truck for a living is for you. When it comes to life on the road a lot of things have to be taken into account. One major factor being: is better to drive during the day or at night? (more…)

Driving Alert the Natural Way

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

Here are some natural ways to relevel the effects of fatigue and boredom on the open road.

Let’s face it, life on the road can be quite monotonous! Long hauls can be boring after about the first 10 or 20 miles. The continuous sound of your engine running and wheels humming against the surface of the road, doesn’t exactly harmonize with whatever music you are playing. Most of the scenery on long hauls is the same, especially if you’ve driven the haul before- you’ve seen all there is to see. These two potentially deadly combinations, the white noise of the tires and nothing visually exciting to keep your attention contribute to road fatigue, is what causes the eyelids to sag and could potentially lead to much bigger problems. Fortunately, there are natural ways to relevel the effects of fatigue and boredom on the open road.

The Healthiest Diet for Life on the Road

Saturday, July 15th, 2017
truck cab

The proper diet can boost energy, focus, and overall well-being on the road.

The life of a truck driver is fun for many who pursue the open road, it also provides a sense of freedom as well as great pay and job security, however, it is easy to be unhealthy in this profession. Driving a truck all day, sleeping in your truck, and eating at various truck stops and diners can lead a trucker down an unhealthy path. Without a regular healthy diet and staying stationary for long periods of time, this can have an adverse effect on the body. However, there are ways to stay healthy as a trucker if that is your goal. Doing so means changing any bad habits and being disciplined about it. (more…)

How to Keep In Shape While On the Road

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Truck driving is one of the largest occupations in the United States according to the U.S
Department of Labor and also one of the jobs that are the least physically active. While truck
drivers play an important part of our economy and industry delivering packages and products
most drivers can spend up to eleven hours a day driving. Today we are going to discuss some
tips and tricks from to help you stay active on the road.