Health

Benefits Of Long Distance Relationships

4 Overlooked Benefits Of Long Distance Relationships

Being on the road for days, weeks, or months at a time can make romantic relationships tough. Many trucking couples… Read more »


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Shorter, More Frequent Workouts

It All Adds Up: The Benefits Of Breaking Up Your Workouts

In an ideal world, you’d be able to make it to the gym to work out for a full hour… Read more »


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Zika Facts

Zika Virus “Spreading Explosively”: 9 Facts You Should Know

Public health officials all over the world are alarmed about the spread of the Zika virus. The headlines about the… Read more »


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Home Time Increases Driver Productivity

Study: Extra Home Time Improves Driver Productivity And Performance

A new study from Stay Metrics says that not only does more home time help truckers drive better, it also… Read more »


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Trucker Beards Keep You Healthy

The Weird Way Your Beard Might Be Keeping You Healthy

The word “clean” is probably not the first thing you think of when you see a trucker’s beard — but… Read more »


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Breakfast

6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

There are a lot of reasons to skip breakfast. You don’t have the time. You don’t have the money. You’re… Read more »


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Breakfast

6 Unexpected Reasons That You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

There are a lot of reasons to skip breakfast. You don’t have the time. You don’t have the money. You’re… Read more »


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Dog Flu

Dog Flu: 10 Things Drivers With Furry Copilots Need To Know

Canine influenza — or dog flu — has been found in dogs for the past several years, but a new… Read more »


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Cough Warning Signs

When Should You Worry About Your Cough?

This time of year, it seems like almost everyone has a cough — and once you catch a cough, it… Read more »


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Sneaky Signs Of Diabetes

6 Sneaky Signs That You Might Be Developing Diabetes

This month’s viral video showing an officer risking his life to save a truck driver experiencing a diabetic episode has… Read more »


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Slow Cooker Tips

5 Slow Cooker Tips That Every Driver Who Cooks In Their Truck Needs Now

For truck drivers who are interested in saving money and eating healthy, a slow cooker can be an essential tool… Read more »


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Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Warning Signs — But Most People Ignore Them

A new study suggests that “sudden” cardiac arrest may actually be accompanied by weeks of warning signs — and if… Read more »


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Raynaud's Syndrome

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Raynaud’s Syndrome

If you’re a truck driver, odds are fairly good that you suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome — and you might not… Read more »


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Preventing Heart Disease In 2 Steps

Heart Failure Symptoms You Can’t Ignore

Approximately 5.1 million Americans suffer from heart failure. Sadly, half of those diagnosed will die within 5 years of diagnosis.


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Kissing Bug

Keep Disease-Spreading Kissing Bugs Away From Your Truck

An insect called the “kissing bug” which can spread a potentially deadly disease has made its way from Mexico and… Read more »


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Single Crockpot Turkey Dinner

VIDEO: Cook An Entire Turkey Dinner In One Crockpot

Learn how to make a potato, veggie, and — of course — turkey feast all in a single crockpot! Video… Read more »


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Unexpected Uses For Toothpaste

7 Unexpected Uses For Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of those things all truck drivers always have on hand — and it can really help you… Read more »


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Meals For 18 Wheels Helps Provide Drivers With Warm Meals

Cook Thanksgiving Feast In Your Truck

If you’re going to be on the road this Thanksgiving but still want to enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, it’s easy to make in your truck!


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Dangerous Energy Drink

Researchers: Common Energy Drink Could Prove Dangerous

A cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic is warning the public of the potential dangers of drinking “Rockstar Punched” energy drinks…. Read more »


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Tips To Avoid Food Poisoning

8 Sneaky Tricks To Keep You From Getting Food Poisoning At Restaurants

Ever get a strange feeling that everything might not be up to snuff at that 24-hour diner you stop at… Read more »


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Quitting Diet Soda

9 Crazy Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Diet soda is one of the most common go-to drinks for truck drivers. It usually contains caffeine — always a… Read more »


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Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes: Tasty, Healthy Recipes For Truckers That You Can Make For Almost Free

Are you broke? Do you like to eat? Then we’ve found the cooking blog for you. So many food blogs… Read more »


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Sitting Isn't So Bad For Truck Drivers

Researchers: Sitting Isn’t Actually That Bad For You

Remember back when the researchers suggested that truck drivers might be doomed to an early death because sitting all day… Read more »


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Unexpected Side Effects Of Weight Loss

8 Weird Side Effects Of Losing Weight

Because of the trucking lifestyle — fast food, lots of sitting, and little time to exercise — many truck drivers… Read more »


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Active Trucker App

Truck Driver App: Active Trucker Phase 1 & Phase 2

If you’re looking for help getting into shape, the new Active Trucker app may be the answer. The Fitness Guru… Read more »


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Signs You May Be Having A Stroke

VIDEO: F.A.S.T. Test For Strokes

If you know the warning signs and can catch a stroke early on, it’s possible to prevent serious or permanent damage. For example, if you get quick enough treatment, you may temporarily lose the ability to speak, or have partial or complete weakness in a limb, but you’ll recover in time.


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Waiting To Go

How Long Can You Hold It? 6 Facts Truckers Need To Know About Waiting To Go

The average person urinates 8 to 10 times every day. The average trucker is another story. Let’s face it. One… Read more »


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Gallbladder

Gallbladder Attacks: 7 Symptoms Truckers Need To Know

Your gallbladder is just a little sac that stores bile. You’d never know it was there — unless something went… Read more »


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Soda Harms Heart Health

Study: Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Hurt Your Heart

A new study from Harvard gives truck drivers a new reason to avoid sugary sodas and energy drinks — they… Read more »


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QuikTrip

QuikTrip Tests Sit-Down Truck Stop Restaurant

QuikTrip is testing out a new in-store sit-down restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The chain quietly opened the QT Kitchens pilot… Read more »


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Flu Shot

6 Facts Truck Drivers Need To Know About Flu Shots

Nothing is worse than being sick behind the wheel, but is a flu shot the answer? A surprise strain of… Read more »


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Caffeine Powder

FDA Warns That Powdered Caffeine Is Potentially Lethal

After 2 otherwise healthy young men died, the FDA has sent warning letters to 5 powdered caffeine manufacturers warning them to make their products safer or risk product seizure and shutdown.


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Heart Health Awareness Month

September Is Truck Driver Health Awareness Month

Progressive wants to help truck drivers get in shape and get healthy!


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COPD

COPD: Signs and Symptoms All Truckers Should Know

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive illness that makes it hard to breathe. It is usually caused by cigarette smoking, but truck drivers are susceptible because air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust are all linked to developing COPD.


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Bad Diet Tips

The 7 Worst Diet Tips for Truckers

Some of the most enduring diet tips out there will actually hurt your weight loss efforts. Here are 7 diet tips you can safely ignore!


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The Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon recently announced the expansion of its onsite health clinic, which will now be managed by RepuCare, to offer more comprehensive health care services to company drivers and their families.

St. Christopher Fund Launches ‘Driven To Be Healthy’ Challenge

If you’re wanting to lose a little weight, change your eating habits and get in shape, join the St. Christopher Fund’s Driven to be Healthy Challenge.


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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 8 Symptoms and 6 Solutions For Truckers

Ever feel tingling or numbness when you’re gripping the steering wheel? You may be suffering from one of the most common health problems affecting truck drivers.


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Kettlebell Workouts For Truckers

Kettlebell Workouts For Truckers

Kettlebells are versatile workout equipment, and they won’t take up a lot of room in your truck.


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VIDEO: Cooking A Full Meal In The Truck

VIDEO: Cooking A Full Meal In The Truck

BigRig Talk shows you how he cooks a complete meal in the truck using a Burton, hotplate and an electric kettle.


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Concussion

How Your Driving Ability Suffers After A Concussion

Traumatic head injuries like concussions are an unfortunate on the job risk for many truck drivers. Slip and fall accidents, crashes, and dangerous work areas all increase your risk for a concussion. No only is a head injury painful and dangerous, it can also affect your driving ability.


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Truckers Thrive

Lose Weight & Gain Energy! TruckersThrive.com

Using Thrive, I cut out the junk, save $50 a week and lost 5 pounds in the first week alone.


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Health Benefits Of Reading

6 Surprising Reasons That Truckers Should Read Books

There are several unexpected benefits to reading that can make you a happier, healthier trucker.


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Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak: What Is It and What Are the Symptoms?

Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak: What Is It and What Are the Symptoms?

Last week, the New York Health Department warned of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak. Since mid-July, 31 have been sickened with the illness and seven have died.


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Treating the Stomach Flu While on the Road

Food Poisoning Or The Stomach Bug: Why You Should Know The Difference

In order to treat your stomach upset, it’s important to first distinguish between whether you have a stomach bug or food poisoning.


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Truckercize

VIDEO: Truckercize — 30 Minute Fat Burning Workout

If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape on the road, check out this “Truckercize” workout video specifically designed for truck drivers.


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Health

Free Health Screening, Mammograms To Be Offered At Great American Trucking Show

If you’re planning to attend the Great American Trucking Show, stop by the Landstar Fit for the Road Health Pavilion for a free, comprehensive health screening.


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Deaf CDL Student

Company Refuses To Train Deaf CDL Student

A deaf New York man is suing a truck driving school for discrimination after it refused to to allow him… Read more »


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Nurturing A Relationship

$5 Gifts: Send Love Across The Miles

Here’s our list for $5 gifts you can easily send to your loved ones.


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Dehydrated Driving

Study Finds That Driving Dehydrated Is Comparable To Driving Drunk

A new study from the journal Physiology & Behavior says that dehydrated drivers make approximately of the same number of driving… Read more »


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VIDEO: Cooking Plantains And Sausage In The Truck

VIDEO: Cooking Plantains And Sausage In The Truck

If you have a Burton stove in your truck, here’s a recipe you might want to try!


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