Exercise While Trucking....

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Bolt's Comment
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Maybe now?

Fitness ideas

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Maybe now?

Fitness ideas

Nice! Now for the rest of your life you'll know how to send people anywhere you like around the Web!


Chris's Comment
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I know this thread is old, but thank you! I'd like to also add, I found a portable pull up bar that just snaps together in a couple minutes and comes down the same, it can also be lowered and used as a dip bar, it can hold up to 350lbs.

Fitness is a big deal to me too, i'm currentlt in school amd got my pre-hire for Melton!


What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Vendingdude's Comment
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You can work in short-ish runs. Depending on where you park. If you park all the way to the back of the lot, then you can run to the truck stop. Sometimes on your 30's you can run if you get a rest area that has the room. And a lot of truck stops have running paths.

Biggest issue I have been having recently is you can't run on ice and snow. Lol, well you can but you don't seem to get very far without sliding over.

We are here in Riverside Ca at the CRST termial. We took a nice long walk while waiting on repairs. So long that we called a cab to get back. Lol.

That terminal is located in a beautiful area for a walk.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Sambo's Comment
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I bought one of those resistance bands. Looks like a giant blue rubber band.

Every other day, when I shut down for my 10, I use the fuel tank step at the back of my truck and I do step exercises, then I go for a walk, usually do 4 or 5 laps around the parking lot at the truck stop. Then I come back to the truck and use the rubber band for curls, triceps, and then hop in the seat and wrap the band around the seat and do crunches.

Just one easy way to stay active. Now I just need to tailor my diet better so I can start losing some weight. I'm trying, but it's a slow process.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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