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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Fit to Pass Push-Up Challenge Winners

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Meet the Top 5 winners from the Fit to Pass Push-Up Challenge sponsored by The Trucker and presented by The Trucker Trainer, Bob Perry.
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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 4: Keep it clean with good personal hygiene

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In the past three articles on TheTrucker.com, we talked about the first three steps to staying healthy on the road — quality sleep, proper...
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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 3: Exercise plays vital role in overall health

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In previous posts on TheTrucker.com, we covered Parts 1 and 2 (getting good quality of sleep and ensuring proper nutrition) in a four-part series...
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Healthy on the road, Part 2: Provide your body with quality ‘fuel’ for proper...

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In a previous post on TheTrucker.com, we began a four-part series about staying healthy while working as an over-the-road driver. In that column, we...
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Quality sleep is the first of four key steps to staying healthy on the...

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Driving a truck is a demanding, stressful job, and we all know it is more essential now than ever for drivers to be on...
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Fittest Driver Contest: Push Up Challenge Video

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ATLANTA — Espyr’s Fit to Pass, a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical requirements...
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Drivers should conduct pre-trip safety checks on fridges as they do trucks

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One of the most basic things in trucking is the pre-trip walk-around. Drivers are trained intensely on pre-trip safety checks — to walk around...
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Garlic can be a tool used to help with social distancing and boosting health

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In these times, more than ever, we must protect our immune systems. With today’s new standard of social distancing, garlic is the answer.Garlic offers...