Getting Exercise As A Truck Driver

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SamTon's Comment
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How many of you work out? Do you walk around the truck stops? Just wondering when and where

Anchorman's Comment
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TA/Petro has fitness rooms at 57 locations. You may find them to be a helpful addition to your workout routine if you are in the area of one.

Here is the link for more details:

StayFit

Anchorman's Comment
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Fun Fact:

32 laps around a 18 wheeler = 1 mile

SamTon's Comment
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TA/Petro has fitness rooms at 57 locations. You may find them to be a helpful addition to your workout routine if you are in the area of one.

Here is the link for more details:

StayFit

Cool I was wondering about that

SamTon's Comment
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Fun Fact:

32 laps around a 18 wheeler = 1 mile

I'll be trying this!

George M.'s Comment
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I'm a car hauler so I get all my cardio by jogging to get my cars in the yard, I get to the gym at least 3 times a week. but I found that eating healthy while on the road can suck. so I'm using an all natural super food system that gives me all the nutrition I need fills me while driving and it give me a butt load of energy, I lost 62lbs in four month before I started driving. I also prep simple healthy meals to take with me when I'm out for 6 days or so. I also use the tension bands to work out with.

George

How many of you work out? Do you walk around the truck stops? Just wondering when and where

Daniel Sage's Comment
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Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and Kenworths are all super easy to strap a bicycle on the back of, Internationals take a bit more work. All you need are a couple of bungee cords and a U-lock. I was able to ride for an hour a day on average while working for May trucking, exploring countless national forests and small towns. Also from a practical standpoint they are really useful, it opened up a world of better restaurants and stores. Just don't get too nice of a bike, mine really got banged up. Also be super careful when coupling since I made a bike sandwich once haha.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Buster's Buddy's Comment
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Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and Kenworths are all super easy to strap a bicycle on the back of, Internationals take a bit more work. All you need are a couple of bungee cords and a U-lock. I was able to ride for an hour a day on average while working for May trucking, exploring countless national forests and small towns. Also from a practical standpoint they are really useful, it opened up a world of better restaurants and stores. Just don't get too nice of a bike, mine really got banged up. Also be super careful when coupling since I made a bike sandwich once haha.

Does anybody know how easy it is to strap a bike to the back of a Volvo? I had been wondering if this was a possibility every time I think about exercising OTR.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

SamTon's Comment
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Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and Kenworths are all super easy to strap a bicycle on the back of, Internationals take a bit more work. All you need are a couple of bungee cords and a U-lock. I was able to ride for an hour a day on average while working for May trucking, exploring countless national forests and small towns. Also from a practical standpoint they are really useful, it opened up a world of better restaurants and stores. Just don't get too nice of a bike, mine really got banged up. Also be super careful when coupling since I made a bike sandwich once haha.

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Does anybody know how easy it is to strap a bike to the back of a Volvo? I had been wondering if this was a possibility every time I think about exercising OTR.

I saw a husband /wife team on you tube that had folding bikes and were in the top bunk. Don't know how good of a bike they were. A lite weight bike should be easy

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Anchorman's Comment
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Has everyone seen our thread by Daniel B.?

Daniel B. Bike Rides

Here is his YouTube video:

How to Strap Bicycle to Truck

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