health

What’s In Store For the 2017 Great American Trucking Show

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on What’s In Store For the 2017 Great American Trucking Show
The 2017 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is just two weeks away and the intense focus on the trucking industry as a whole may make this year’s event the biggest yet. As you make your final plans to arrive in Dallas, here is a quick glimpse of the topics you can expect to hear more about during Read More

Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Simple Tips for Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin
When the sun starts peeking through your side windows as you’re driving down the road, do you ever consider the dangers of that sunlight? It may seem strange – there’s a thick pane of glass between yourself and the sun…not to mention nearly 93 million miles between the Earth and the sun. Regardless, our skin is sensitive to the Read More

5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories
We all know that its not easy to eat healthy when you’re on the road. As much as you try to make good food choices, sometimes the only option available is fast food. Some fast food chains have made efforts to offer menu items with better nutrition, fewer calories and less fat – every restaurant Read More

Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea
According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart in a 2016 press conference, “Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. And even if diagnosed, it often goes unreported for fear of adverse consequences such as job loss. But sleep apnea is treatable. Employers with sleep apnea programs find that when people seek treatment they become safer drivers, their morale Read More

What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations
Adequate access to healthcare on the road is a big challenge for truckers trying to stay healthy. With a driving schedule that often requires being on the road several hours per day, six days a week, getting to the doctor can be a difficult task. Thanks to the expansion of high-speed internet, telemedicine is now more Read More

10 Healthy Truck Stop Snacks To Try in 2017

December 29, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Healthy Truck Stop Snacks To Try in 2017
Each year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves and their health. Eating a better diet is one that is commonly made…and commonly broken – usually within a few weeks. Everyone starts with the best of intentions. But changing unhealthy habits means making long-term lifestyle changes. It is challenging, particularly for truck drivers, when Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers
Anyone who spends several hours a day on the road knows the challenges of staying hydrated while driving. Dehydration leads to muscle cramps, mental fatigue, overheating and kidney stones. Yet many drivers limit how much they drink to avoid restroom breaks. So, how do you ensure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated – especially if you don’t like drinking Read More

Think Outside the Bottle With Infused Water

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Think Outside the Bottle With Infused Water
Sometimes it’s difficult to stay hydrated – especially when you sit in the cab of a truck all day. With the allure of sugary, carbonated beverages, water can seem boring, tasteless and difficult to drink. Consuming your recommended daily water intake (based on your size and activity level) can seem impossible. But one thing is certain: Read More

Diabetes Prevention: Steps to Lowering Your Risk

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Studies show drivers in the trucking industry face a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed twice as many self-reported type 2 diabetes cases among truck drivers compared to the national working population (14% vs. 7%). Type 2 diabetes most often results from Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More