New Driver Legs And But Are Killing Me!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Sorry folks, I know I shouldn't be encouraging him!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Get your mind out of the gutter Bruce!

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Hey, don't tell me! Tell that to Grumpy!!! LMAO!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I must be doing something right because I haven't had any issues with my back since I had sciatica during training. I carry a tennis ball with me and anytime I get even a hint of sciatica I use the tennis ball to loosen up the area just check out on YouTube exercises for sciatica with a tennis ball. Like I said as far as my legs I tried to stretch keep the blood flowing as I'm driving and since I drive a reefer we have to send in periodic temperature reports and I make sure to walk around the truck at least three times. Really does wonders

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I must be doing something right because I haven't had any issues with my back since I had sciatica during training. I carry a tennis ball with me and anytime I get even a hint of sciatica I use the tennis ball to loosen up the area just check out on YouTube exercises for sciatica with a tennis ball. Like I said as far as my legs I tried to stretch keep the blood flowing as I'm driving and since I drive a reefer we have to send in periodic temperature reports and I make sure to walk around the truck at least three times. Really does wonders

That is what I am wondering. Does he have sciatica.

Also make sure you drink plenty of water. I was dehydrated and my calves kept cramping

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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I take a 200 mg magnesium pill each day and haven’t had any muscle cramps in many years.

Hobo's Comment
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Lowering the seat helped me a lot. Also if you keep your wallet in your back pocket try driving without it there. That helped me a lot too.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I keep my seat low and move and flex my legs as much as possible. Unfortunately, the new cascadia has a different hood mirror design and I've had to increase my seat height to see them. I've noticed a difference, but I've adjusted my seat down until I need to crane my neck to see the mirrors. It's a compromise, but it's put me almost where I was before. Move as much as possible.

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