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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.

In defense of the truck driver in that viral video

In defense of the truck driver in that viral video

A video that appears to be shaming a heavier truck driver who uses a ladder to get into his truck has gone viral -- but has it gone viral for the right reasons?

Recipe: slow cooker sweet and sour chicken

Are you getting tired of that Chinese takeout? Or unable to order takeout and wanting to make your own version instead?  Then give this recipe a try!   It’s a whole meal in one, veggies, protein, and grains,...
Preventing Heart Disease In 2 Steps

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure Before Your DOT Physical

Not only are there simple ways to lower your blood pressure before a certain date, but you can lower it and keep it that way for good. Lowering your blood pressure is as easy...
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Recipe: Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken With Brown Rice

It is the middle of summer, which means it is hot, hot, hot! When it is this toasty outside, I like to keep my food on the lighter side, and easy to cook. This...
Heat wave death of U.S. postal worker highlights the danger of extreme hot weather for drivers

Heat wave death of U.S. postal worker highlights the danger of extreme hot weather...

The tragic death of a U.S. postal worker whose body was found in her truck is a sad reminder of the real dangers faced by professional drivers during extreme hot weather.

Health officials warn of measles threat for those who stopped at popular rest stop,...

Public health officials are warning people who visited several New York locations including a rest stop and a diner that they could be at increased risk of contracting measles. 
Thousands share compassionate letter to trucker after horrific Humboldt Broncos crash that killed 15

Thousands share compassionate letter to trucker after horrific Humboldt Broncos crash that killed 15

As a community reels following a semi truck vs. hockey team bus crash that left fifteen dead and fourteen hurt, tens of thousands of people have come together online to show support for the unidentified truck driver involved in the crash.
Trucker collapses after inspection, is saved by the Iowa DOT officer who placed him out of service

Trucker collapses after inspection, is saved by the Iowa DOT officer who placed him...

An Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Inspector is being honored by the Red Cross for helping to save a truck driver who had a heart attack at a weigh station.
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...

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