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CVSA Safe Driver

Operation Safe Driver Week is set, but are you?

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will kick off its annual Operation Safe Driver Week July 11, and it will continue through July 17....
knee pain

Consider these tips to protect your knees

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Knee injuries are no joke, and neither are those minor aches and pains that develop in our knees over time.The nature of a professional...
Draft Pick

Drivers should work to become a top ‘draft pick’ for motor carriers

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Each year, when the NFL free agency draft pick starts, with pro teams looking to pick up the best-of-the-best plays and put together a...
winners of squat competition

Steering Your Way to Better Health: Drivers Nicole Patterson, Jason Hawes take top spots...

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“Steering Your Way to Better Health” challenged truck drivers to squat their way to a healthy lifestyle.The latest Fit to Pass fitness challenge was...
exercise anywhere

No gym? No problem! Flexible workout can be done anywhere, no equipment needed

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Ever used the excuse of not being near the gym to justify not exercising? Not that professional drivers often have the luxury stopping at...
heart rate

Understanding your heart rate is first step in extending your body’s ‘miles’

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When it comes managing your heart rate, it’s kind of like the speed of your truck and managing fuel efficiency. Drivers and carriers are...
breaking a cigarette

Sitting: The new ‘stop smoking’ warning

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The latest research, according to The Mayo Clinic shows that sitting may be more harmful to your health than smoking. Ouch. That’s not good...
man doing situps in parking lot

Flexibility is key for drivers looking to start a daily exercise routine

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What is the best time of day for a workout? That’s a good question asked by many professional truck drivers.Personally, I’ve always preferred morning...
health journal

Health journaling can help you stick to those New Year’s resolutions

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In the last edition of The Trucker, I talked about the importance of choosing an exercise you WILL do as opposed to one you...
'#7' - George Strait

Two roads diverged and I am taking the one that happens to be less...

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Hardcore George Strait fans should recognize the title of this column, borrowed from a song of the same name from his 1986 studio album,...
New Year Resolution

New Year’s resolutions: It’s not about what you should do; it’s about what you...

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It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about — you guessed it — your New Year’s resolutions. Soon your email inbox...
bananas and apples

When it comes to your health, there are no bad apples … or bananas

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There are no bad apples. In fact, you’re going to want this bad boy in your corner in the fight against heart disease. Apples...
truck on snowy road

Make sure you and your cab are prepared for unexpected delays in icy weather

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It’s that time of the year again when drivers must winterize their rig as they prepare for inclement weather and conditions ranging from icy...
Voting on Election Day 2020

Election-day commentary: 2020 campaigns result in nationwide confusion

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Thanks goodness it is finally here — Election Day! I am writing this article on the morning of Nov. 3, 2020, and I am...
Flu season exit sign

With cold weather and flu season on the horizon, now is the time to...

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Drivers, the dreaded cold-and-flu season is upon us —that time of year when you need to protect your personal engine from freezing up, locking...
Hannah Oldham at gym

South Carolina driver makes fitness a priority, takes first place in women’s division in...

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CONWAY, S.C. — Hannah Oldham hasn’t been in the trucking business very long, but she’s already figured out the importance of maintaining health and...
pushup on a hill at sunset

Congratulations to the winners of the Fit to Pass Fittest Driver Push-up Contest

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The Fittest Driver Push-up Contest, presented by Fit to Pass and The Trucker, was designed to test the strength and conditioning of professional drivers...
Lanod Westmoreland

Veteran, former boxer focused on staying fit, takes first place in push-up contest in...

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — How does a 36-year-old former Golden Gloves boxer stay in shape when on the road?“I try to work out when I...
Man with back pain

Work missed due to lower back pain can result in a big pain in...

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Back pain not only discomforting; it’s costly, too. Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from drivers — and...
Willis Brothers

Hey, if he wants 40 acres to turn his rig around then do as...

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Winter had set in over Maine, and in late March 1983, it showed no sign of “heading out to sea” as the locals often...