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How to Get in Great Shape for Your DOT Physical

Friday, September 1st, 2017
cardio exercises

Your blood pressure will be checked during your DOT physical. Working out 30 minutes a day a few times a week can help lower your blood pressure.

Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive regular physical examinations under the Department of Transportation. DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety and are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. Employers cannot have drivers out on the road without a valid DOT card. That means that you can’t legally do business unless your CMV driver is cleared for the road. Because of this, DOT physicals are a must-have if you’re a commercial driver or employ commercial drivers. (more…)

How to Prepare for Your Trucking Training

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

Preparing for your first trucking test can be intimidating, but there are many great tips to help you out!

The ability to travel on a regular basis while making money doing something you love is a privilege and an attractive prospect for most. One of the few employment positions that have this privilege are truck drivers. Truckers are a necessary part of the business model for almost every industry including, retail, manufacturing, automotive, and food and dining. First time truck drivers have the opportunity to see the country, but will also be developing their driving skills. There are both positive and negative aspects to driving a truck and in the first year of driving, each trucker is sure to become acclimated with these different situations. This being said, it is a long road to become a trucker so here is some useful advice in preparation for your training. (more…)

Crucial Tips for New Truckers

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

The trucking lifestyle for newbies, but the right tips can go a long way towards success!

Many people are attracted to the idea of being a trucker as a profession. Not only does it provide a great salary, but it also allows for a sense of freedom and an opportunity to see large parts of the country. Though, it is more than just sitting behind a wheel and can prove difficult for seasoned truckers, let alone rookies. Before a truck driver starts on his or her route, they must inspect the truck and trailer. If the driver notices anything out of the ordinary, he or she will have to resolve the issue before setting out for the day. Many drivers also check the weather, road conditions and construction news before leaving. They also need to plan for fuel stops and weigh stations. Knowing what to expect before leaving makes for a smoother travel experience. Here, we’ve curated some more useful tips for new truckers. (more…)

Trucking: Day Vs. Night

Friday, July 28th, 2017
truck

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…)

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…)

Tips For Night Driving

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

 

truck

How can you stay safe when driving at night?

Anyone who has long been a member of the trucking industry will tell you that spending so much of their daily lives on the road includes a heightened amount of risk. You can’t be responsible for your fellow drivers, leaving your one and only option as a keen sense of awareness and knowledge of advanced safety precautions. Although it is mandated that all members of the trucking industry clock out for proper sleep breaks during a given route, driving during the night is sometimes inevitable. In that case, your awareness and knowledge is always your greatest asset in staying safe along your journey!

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More Cars on the Road, Mean Better Defensive Driving

Friday, March 17th, 2017
a busy freeway

When the weather warms up, expect many more vehicles on the road.

As the weather finally begins to warm up, drivers involved in every area of transportation services will soon be noticing many more vehicles on the road. With that in mind, spring is the perfect time to remind yourself on some basics regarding defensive driving, keeping yourself always safe and alert! (more…)

Distracted Driving is Trucking’s Worst Enemy

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Distracted Driving is a trucker's worst enemy.

When on the road, distractions while driving can come from anywhere.

There are more vehicles on the road than ever before — and more evolving vehicle technology than drivers have ever had at their fingertips. But those devices and onboard features that are meant to provide convenience can easily lead to trucking’s worst enemy: distracted driving. (more…)

The Life of a Truck Driver

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

It is safe to say that truck driving is not a simple occupation. From icy weather conditions to the erratic hours, truck driving is not for the faint of heart, and it is probably best that you discuss the possibility of becoming a truck driver with your loved ones. Being a more of a lifestyle than a job, here are some aspects of the truck driver’s way of life that you may want to consider.

Life of a Truck Driver

Being a truck driver is not a simple occupation.

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Simple Exercises For Truckers on the Road

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
exercise for truckers

Evan Transportation cares about your physical well being on the rough roads you traverse every day.

Sitting in front of the wheel of a tractor trailer for many hours can cramp up muscles, cause weight gain, and irritate joints. As truckers, getting the job done often means suffering through these conditions on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are a number of exercises for truckers that can be practiced inside and outside the cabin of your vehicle to improve flexibility and to stay healthy on the road. Let’s take a look at a few.

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