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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].

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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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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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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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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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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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...
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Drivers can get on the road to better health by being mindful of food...

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Truck drivers face many health challenges, and nearly 80% of drivers are overweight. Some reasons that help contribute to with being overweight are easy...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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If employers help improve drivers’ health, it will pay off in the long term

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How many drivers has the transportation industry lost recently? More than 150,000, according to some sources. Many left the industry due to medical conditions....
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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:...