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The life of a trucker is a demanding profession, both mentally and physically.  Find helpful articles, tips, advice, and recipes to help improve your quality of life on the road.

Driver writes about the dark side of mental health and trucking, offers hope

Driver writes about the dark side of mental health and trucking, offers hope

CDLLife reader R Jerry Paulick recently wrote in to share his thoughts on the tough ways that trucking takes a toll on mental health and reminds drivers there is always hope and help available. He writes: "I...

Free vaccine vouchers for truck drivers

The St. Christopher Truckers Fund, with sponsorship from OOIDA, is offering free flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines for all professional over-the-road truck drivers that have a current Class A CDL. If you print these vouchers and show your...
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VIDEO: “8 Meal tips for drivers – planning healthy meals”

This video shares very helpful ideas and tips about planning healthy meals while on the road. The Healthy Trucker, Eric Banter, explains how while on the road meals can be erratic but they don't...
Vermont Places Trucker Out Of Service For Use Of CBD Oil

Vermont Places Trucker Out Of Service For Use Of CBD Oil

Earlier this month, a Vermont inspector placed a truck driver out of service for possessing CBD oil -- a substance which they said is derivative of a Schedule I drug. According to the Vermont DMV's...
LISTEN: Podcast Explores The Impact Of Crashes On Truck Driver Mental Health

LISTEN: Podcast Explores The Impact Of Crashes On Truck Driver Mental Health

This segment from the podcast "Invisibilia" tells the story of a truck driver who was recognized by the Missouri Supreme Court to have suffered an emotional injury after he was involved in a crash...
VIDEO: Trucker Shares Inspiration And Fitness Tips On GMA

VIDEO: Trucker Shares Inspiration And Fitness Tips On GMA

Trucking fitness personality Siphiwe Baleka appears on Good Morning America to talk about what inspired him to take control of his health and to offer tips on how to keep fit on the road. ABC...
Soon You Can Buy Energy Shots Designed Specifically For Truckers

Soon You Can Buy Energy Shots Designed Specifically For Truckers

Those of you who aren't coffee fans but are looking for a little pick-me-up will soon be able to buy an energy shot drink specifically designed for truckers. Starting in April, you'll be able to buy...
New Site Allows Truckers To Donate Rejected Food To Local Food Banks

New Site Allows Truckers To Donate Rejected Food To Local Food Banks

A newly launched website gives truckers the opportunity to donate rejected food products to food banks in the Indianapolis area. The website "Indy Food Drop" was launched with help from the Indiana Motor Truck Association. As...
2000 truckers need medical re-certification after Alabama doc is arrested for conspiracy

7 Things To Expect During Your DOT Physical Exam

Your first DOT physical exam can be unnerving -- especially if you're not sure what to expect. No one likes going to the doctor, and it can be even more stressful when you know that...
Trucker Creates App That Turns Your Rig Into A Gym

Trucker Creates App That Turns Your Rig Into A Gym

A Georgia truck driver has created a free app to help drivers achieve their fitness goals using their truck as a workout tool. Driver Cleo Hardy created the "Iron Trucker Fitness" app after 13 years...
Simple Stretches To Ease Sciatica Painvideo

VIDEO: Simple Stretches To Ease Sciatica Pain

Having sciatica can be extremely painful, but this quick video demonstrates some simple stretches that you can do to ease your lower back and leg discomfort. Learn more about the symptoms of sciatica here. https://youtu.be/ldxA5BbKubY Video Credit: FitnessBlender
Infected Tooth Kills Long Haul Trucker On The Road

Infected Tooth Kills Long Haul Trucker On Cross Country Run

A twenty-six year old truck driver died out on the road on Monday after a tooth infection spread to his lungs. Driver Vadim Kondratyuk Anatoliyevich was reportedly experiencing pain from a toothache when he left...
Fit For Trucking--Quick Workouts Designed For Driversvideo

VIDEO: Fit For Trucking– A Quick Workout Designed For Drivers

YouTuber "Fit For Trucking" is a military vet and has been a trucker for 17 years. In this video, he shows you a quick and efficient trucker-friendly workout. https://youtu.be/ZCVJ-kDt-4k Video Credit: Fit For Trucking  
NY Times Wants To Hear From Long-Haul Truckers

Study: Truckers With Three Or More Medical Conditions Are More Likely To Crash

A new study suggests that for commercial truck drivers, having three or more medical conditions is linked to a significantly increased risk of crashing. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Utah School...
Feds: Truck Driver In Double Fatality Crash Hid Diabetes Diagnosis

Feds: Truck Driver In Double Fatality Crash Hid Diabetes Diagnosis

Federal investigators say that a box truck driver involved in a crash that killed two on the Maine Turnpike concealed his diabetes diagnosis in order to continue to operate across state lines. Driver Not Medically...
Six Surprising Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

Six Surprising Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

If you've never had kidney stones, consider yourself lucky. These nasty little nuggets of salt and minerals can cause pain that's often called "worse than childbirth" along with nausea, vomiting, and blood in your urine....

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