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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.

CDL Meals

Check out this trucker meal delivery service ‘unboxing’ video

Eating healthy while you're on the road can be a challenge, but a new meal delivery service aimed at truck drivers is trying to make it easier for truckers to get good food on the go.
300000 driver purge

Group tells Congress thousands of truckers are ‘illicit drug users’ & recommends 300,000 driver...

During a major meeting between trucking industry stakeholders and Congress today, a group comprised of multiple mega-carriers told lawmakers that they have evidence that thousands of truck drivers are "manipulating" drug testing protocols and should be removed from the nation's highways.
420 Enforcement

Six states team up for 4/20 ‘impaired driving’ enforcement blitz

Law enforcement agencies across six state are planning a major enforcement campaign on a popular "stoner" holiday. 
Hepatitis A

Truck stop worker may have spread hepatitis A to customers for weeks

Health officials in Kentucky are warning truck stop patrons that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A because of an infected food worker.
Legalized pot linked to increase in crashes, says study

Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study

A report released this week says that states that legalized marijuana have seen an increase in crashes.
Drug Test

Drug testing company charged with faking truck driver results

A company based in Winnipeg is facing serious charges for allegedly faking drug test results for numerous truck drivers for nearly a year.

FMCSA makes it easier for diabetic drivers to operate interstate

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that streamlines the process for some diabetic drivers to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) interstate.
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...

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