Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers

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As summer comes to end, families across the country are gearing up for the return of school. Notebooks, pencils, class schedules, carpools — there’s quite a bit to organize before a new semester. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’ve decided to go back to school, too, and have put together this list of tidy reminders for both new truckers and those simply looking for a refresher course in the basics.

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From Big-Rig Bod to Beach Bod (Infographic)

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Everyone wants to have a “beach bod” when summer comes around, but it can be tough when you’re starting with “big-rig bod.” Every driver knows how tough it can be to stay healthy when on the road, making it no surprise that approximately 70% of truckers are overweight. But if you want to get more active this summer and improve your physical health, here are exercises to help you stay fit during long hauls, with little or no equipment required*

*Any physical exercise should only be done in consultation with your doctor or primary care physician  Continue reading “From Big-Rig Bod to Beach Bod (Infographic)”

Top Exercises for Truckers

Every driver knows how tough it can be to stay healthy when on the road, making it no surprise that approximately 70% of truckers are overweight or obese. We’ve written previously about general practices for good health, how to maintain mental health, and achieving proper posture, but we haven’t taken an in-depth look at exercises on the road – until now. In this post, we’re breaking down which exercises can help drivers stay fit during long hauls, with little or no equipment required. Here are our top exercises for truckers. Continue reading “Top Exercises for Truckers”

20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab

It’s no secret that driving can be a lonely profession, with truckers often struggling to stay connected while on the job. Road transport is also tough work, requiring drivers to spend practically all day rumbling along in a relatively confined cab. Any chance, then, for truckers to settle in and make the interior of their vehicle a little more cozy is always a welcome opportunity, especially for those operating sleeper-cabs over long hauls. That’s why we’re breaking down 20 ways to feel at home in the cab Continue reading “20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab”

8 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health on the Road

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What does it mean to be a successful truck driver? The quick answer is likely something along the lines of “delivering loads on-time and in-full.” That sounds about right, however that answer focuses entirely on the duties of the job and overlooks the condition of the drivers. If we consider the totality of truckers’ lives, we’re more likely to use the definition provided recently by Smart-Trucking.com: “Successful drivers are those who consistently deliver their loads safely, in a timely fashion, while maintaining a decent standard of living.” Continue reading “8 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health on the Road”