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Staying Fit on the Road

TheTrucker.com understands the unique challenges faced by professional truck drivers to stay healthy while on the road. By combining healthier eating, regular exercise and better lifestyle habits and behaviors, Bob Perry provides guidance on how truck drivers can keep themselves mentally and physically fit and in shape while on the road.

Known as The Trucker Trainer by professional drivers nationwide, Bob Perry brings a unique perspective to the transportation industry OTR truck drivers. Bob comes from a family of professional drivers and has played a critical role in the paradigm shift of regulatory agencies, both private and public sector entities, and consumers to understand the driver health challenge.

For additional information or for OTR workout programs reach out directly to Bob at [email protected].

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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Stabilizer muscles can easily be compared to a truck’s stabilizer bars

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First, I want to thank all the drivers who reached out to me to say how much they enjoyed the article titled “Truckers can...
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Setting small, achievable goals is the key to creating a consistent, healthy routine

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It’s common knowledge that exercising and eating healthy is beneficial to your health. In some cases, it can even be lifesaving. So why isn’t...
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Walk the walk: The best, most readily available form of exercise is free

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Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises, and it doesn’t require any specialized equipment or access to a gym. Keep it simple:...
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A simple rule for a healthy diet: If you can’t read it, don’t eat...

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In these uncertain times I know your food/drink sections are limited, but try to take time to look at what you’re eating and/or drinking....
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These tips can help drivers protect themselves all the time, but especially during a...

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Drivers, in these uncertain times you need to protect your personal engine (your body) from infection, making sure it doesn’t lock up and shut...
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Choosing water over soda or coffee can help to keep your personal battery charged

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Next time you’re feeling run down, it could be that you’re dehydrated. Instead of coffee or soda, have a bottle of pure water. Coffee...