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Driver Lifestyles

  • Occupational Health Hazard: Deep Vein Thrombosis
    By Sandy Long
    Posted May 16th 2013 5:26AM
    What do people who fly long distances, elderly people and truck drivers have in common, the possibility of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
  • Killing Time the High Tech Way
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Apr 24th 2013 6:42AM
    In today’s high tech world, killing time is easier than ever before.
  • The Wonderful World of Trucking Pets
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Mar 27th 2013 5:58AM
    Pets offer not only companionship, but health benefits too. It is a well know fact that stroking a pet can lower blood pressure and stress hormones. When one is depressed or lonely, a pet can offer unconditional love; it does not matter if you are pretty or not, thin or not, or had a bath today, they will love you.
  • Things Not Often Taught to New Drivers: Part Two
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Mar 1st 2013 9:19AM
    In part one of this series of tips, we looked at things like crossing scales, how to clean a windshield, truck stop guides and how to back in a building. Here we will explore some more tips to help you do your job easier and more comfortably.

  • The Life of a Recruiter
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Feb 12th 2013 8:32AM
    There are two types of recruiters in the trucking industry: company recruiters who work out of a company office, and third party recruiters who contract with a company to provide hirable drivers or contractors.
  • Is The Grass Greener? Changing Carriers
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Jan 22nd 2013 11:54PM

    There's the million dollar question that many of us have asked during our time with a carrier. Even if we've been satisfied with the carrier we're leased to for 99% of the time, there are those occasions when business is slow or we've suffered a slight at the hands of the company or we're just not happy with the status quo.

    That's when our thoughts turn to the greener pastures of another company and whether it's time to change our vocation's location.
  • Safety Directors: Who Ya Gonna Call?
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Jan 2nd 2013 9:06AM
     Like Rodney Dangerfield, safety directors at trucking companies get little respect.  They make drivers watch video after video on everythi...
  • Emergency Funds
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Jan 2nd 2013 8:54AM
    There is nothing worse for a truck driver or owner operator to have an emergency come up and not have any money back to cover whatever it is; and ...
  • Wreaths Across America: Remember, Honor, Teach
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Dec 26th 2012 6:41AM
    "To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen... to be forgotten is the worst." -Pierre Cl...
  • Santa Drives a Punkin' Truck
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Dec 24th 2012 12:21PM
    Many of us have laughed over the movie A Christmas Story about a young boy and his misadventures during the Christmas season.   If we were...