Health

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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10 Ways To Reduce Road Stress

10 Ways To Reduce Road Stress

Here are some tips to help reduce stress levels.


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Plant Fueled Trucker

Trucker Goes Vegan, Loses 65 Pounds

After 21 years behind the wheel, a Mississippi trucker was able to lose a whopping 65 pounds — by switching to a strictly vegan diet.


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Healthy Fats Help Fight Diabetes

Healthy Fats Help Fight Diabetes

Cut out the bad fats and replace with good fats. Recipe included!


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Sunburn Soothers

6 Proven Ways To Soothe A Sunburn

If you’ve overdone it in the sun, don’t suffer through the stinging sensation! Try one of these sunburn soothers!


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Tips For Passing DOT Physical

6 Tips For Preparing For A DOT Physical

A DOT physical is probably not going to be the highlight of your day, but it is a necessity if you want to get behind the wheel of a truck. Here are some tips to help increase the chances that you’ll pass your DOT physical with flying colors!


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VIDEO: Outer Cab Exercises For Truckers

VIDEO: Outer Cab Exercises For Truckers

Here are exercises you can do using your.


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VIDEO: 4-Minute Workouts Geared Toward Truckers

VIDEO: 4-Minute Workouts Geared Toward Truckers

Beginning an exercise routine can be daunting but if you start by taking small steps: walking, 2-5 minutes of cardio, sit-ups, push-ups, etc., you’ll be amazed at how fast working out can become a part of your daily routine.


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Spiders In Truck

Spiders In Your Truck? Find Out If They’re Dangerous

Think that you’re safe from spiders in your truck? Nope. As the video below shows, spiders can definitely make themselves at home in your cab. According to the CDC, there are three types of spiders that you should be concerned about. Take a look at these spiders in action to familiarize yourself with what they look like and how they move.


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RECIPE: Low-Fat Chicken Salad

RECIPE: Low-Fat Chicken Salad

If you’re trying to lose a bit of weight, get in shape or just trying to get healthier, try this recipe!


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Magic Cook: Cook Without Using Electricity or Battery

Magic Cook: Cook Without Using Electricity or Battery

This is an item every truck driver could benefit from and would be great to have on hand in an emergency situation!


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DIY: First Aid Kits For the Road

DIY: First Aid Kits For the Road

You never know when an accident or illness may occur- That’s why it’s good to keep a well-stocked first aid kit on hand.


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App Review: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

App Review: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

If you’re wanting to get in shape or lose a little bit of weight but don’t have a lot of time, check out the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app.


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Truck Driver Addiction

Resources For Truck Drivers Struggling With Addiction

While most truck drivers are responsible and too smart to risk their jobs and their lives by abusing substances, this… Read more »


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Tick Borne Illness

Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a tick-borne illness that can be painful and deadly.


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Mosquito CDLLife

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Viruses and Symptoms

Mosquito bites can be itchy and painful, but they can also make you sick! Mosquitoes are known to carry many viruses that can cause severe illness and death.


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Mosquito CDLLife

Homemade, Chemical-Free Insect Repellent

Insect repellant can be expensive, smelly and chemically! We found an all-natural insect repellant that’s effective and smells great!


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Chronic Inflammation

6 Facts Truck Drivers Need To Know About Chronic Inflammation

As a trucker living a high-stress life on the road, you are being exposed to the dangers of inattentive drivers, inclement weather, and mechanical failure every day. But there is another danger that your stressful, sleep deprived trucker lifestyle could be exposing you to — higher than normal risks for chronic inflammation.


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Stop Diabetes

Three Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetes

Start taking care of your health now. If you treat your body right now, you won’t have to treat it with medications later.


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Causes of Insomnia

7 Weird Things That Might Be Messing With Your Sleep

Sleep is no joke for a truck driver. It keeps you legal. And it keeps you alive. So if you’re… Read more »


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Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer

If you’re over the age of 50, doctors recommend beginning screening for colon cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease.


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World's Smallest, Hose-Less CPAP Machine

World’s Smallest, Hose-Less CPAP Machine

A new product promises to revolutionize the CPAP industry. Read more about it here.


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Recipe: Take On The Road Pinwheels

Recipe: Take On The Road Pinwheels

If you’re looking for a delicious, bite-sized snack you can make ahead and take with you on the road, give these recipes a try.


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Big Rig Sleep Noise

The Power Of A Power Nap

Even if you only have 15 to 20 minutes to spare, a power nap can do wonders for your alertness.


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Mood Food

Happiness Hacks: Improve Your Mood With Food

It isn’t news that driving a truck can be lonely and stressful. Many truck drivers battle the blues on a… Read more »


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Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

If you’re suddenly experiencing intense pain in your back, side, abdomen or groin, you may be experiencing pain from kidney stones.


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Eggs

6 Reasons Truck Drivers Should Eat More Eggs

Of all of the foods that are available to truck drivers on the road, eggs are some of the cheapest, easiest to prepare, and tastiest options out there. But did you know that there are some surprising health benefits to eating eggs? Read on to learn how eating more eggs can make you a happier, healthier truck driver.


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