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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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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 3: Exercise plays vital role in overall health

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

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Operation Safe Driver Week is set, but are you?

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

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

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

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

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

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