Identifying and Avoiding Truck Driver Burnout
Jun22

Identifying and Avoiding Truck Driver Burnout

If you’ve been truck driving for a while, chances are, you know what truck driver burnout is. If you don’t, you may not have been driving long enough. Truck drivers’ jobs are very demanding, tiring, and isolating. After years of sitting behind the wheel, it’s possible for a trucker to get beaten into that lifestyle, which could lead to burnout. Not only is truck driver burnout dangerous for a trucker,...

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Sleeping in Your Truck | Tips for New Drivers
Mar28

Sleeping in Your Truck | Tips for New Drivers

Fatigue and lack of adequate sleep are common problems for a lot of people around the world. However, truck drivers are especially susceptible to not getting enough high quality sleep. According to a recent study from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, more than half of all transportation workers suffer from short sleep duration. Since many drivers spend days or even weeks on the road at a time, establishing regular sleep patterns...

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Why is First Aid Important for Truck Drivers? | Trucking 101
Feb09

Why is First Aid Important for Truck Drivers? | Trucking 101

Why is first aid important? It may seem like an easy question, but first aid is an important topic to discuss. The answer is different in almost every situation! Of course, this short answer is that first aid can help save a life or prevent further injury. However, truck drivers are in the unique position of being on the road almost all day long. Regardless of how safely you drive, it is impossible to ensure that every other driver on...

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Common Truck Driver Injuries
Jan29

Common Truck Driver Injuries

Truck driving is a mechanical job in every sense — from shifting gears and maintaining your rig to pulling tarps and lifting freight. Sure, you spend plenty of hours sitting comfortably in a cab, but even this gives rise to some of the most common truck driver injuries. Similar to most occupational and workplace hazards, repetition is something that creates issues down the line. Whether you’re driving locally or crossing several...

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Foods That Lower Blood Pressure in Truck Drivers
Aug11

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure in Truck Drivers

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury reports that about 26% of truck drivers in the United States have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Among truck drivers, the report also states that 88% are at risk for developing either hypertension, smoking, or obesity. High blood pressure is one of the many major health concerns...

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Foods That Lower Cholesterol Levels In Truck Drivers
Aug02

Foods That Lower Cholesterol Levels In Truck Drivers

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a 2014 National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury reports that about 22% of truck drivers across the country have high cholesterol levels. To add, the survey shows that the likelihood increases with a corresponding increase in body mass index (BMI). High cholesterol is a prevalent health condition in truck drivers that can cause heart diseases and...

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