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Staying Fit on the Road 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...

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...
Lanod Westmoreland

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

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

“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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If employers help improve drivers’ health, it will pay off in the long term

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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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 4: Keep it clean with good personal hygiene

In the past three articles on, we talked about the first three steps to staying healthy on the road — quality sleep, proper...
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With cold weather and flu season on the horizon, now is the time to...

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

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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Consider these tips to protect your knees

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

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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Fit to Pass Push-Up Challenge Winners

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

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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Fittest Driver Contest: Push Up Challenge Video

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...
Fit to Pass Steering Prizes

Fitness competitions can be used as motivation

Hopefully, many of you have seen the Fit to Pass fitness competition ads and stories in previous editions of The Trucker. I’m hoping those...
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Understanding your heart rate is first step in extending your body’s ‘miles’

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

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...
Man with back pain

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

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

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

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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Healthy on the road, Part 2: Provide your body with quality ‘fuel’ for proper...

In a previous post on, we began a four-part series about staying healthy while working as an over-the-road driver. In that column, we...

Truckers can get on the road to healthy lifestyles with slight adjustments

It’s true that eating late can lead to weight gain. A key point to remember if you eat later than normal, is that the...