Getting Swole On The Road

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Jillian N.'s Comment
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Does anyone have any experience actively gaining muscle mass while otr? Any tips on what kind of gear would be best to bring along, max size to effectivness ratio? Thanks.

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.

BK's Comment
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Resistance bands.

If you want to use dumbbells, you can find those at any truck stop.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Does anyone have any experience actively gaining muscle mass while otr? Any tips on what kind of gear would be best to bring along, max size to effectivness ratio? Thanks.

Resistance bands.

If you want to use dumbbells, you can find those at any truck stop.

Hey, Jillian;

Welcome to Trucking Truth~! BK is correct; it's quite a common item for many fitness conscious drivers to carry along resistance band kits. Easy to carry & store. Dumbbells are an added weight that a driver doesn't really want/need to haul along. Same with freeweights and a bar.

We've got some older threads on this subject; here's a great one with many links: EXERCISE, driver!

Some Planet Fitness locations have truck parking, more and more are being added, regularly.

Prime, Inc. has gym accomodations at some of their terminals; many companies do nowadays.

Truck Stops are even getting in the game; though not fast enough: Stayfit Amenities!

Do you already have your CDL? Who do you drive for? If you are new to the industry, read on:

^^^ This will help, tremendously. ^^^

If you are just getting ready to apply, we have that also: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

Hope this helps a bit; best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Juggernaut & Athlean X are two really awesome YouTube training channels, to help you along.

Kearsey has some info on her channel, too: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey! Enjoy ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Get out and use those chains in the bags your hauling around lol get more use out of em than putting em on the wheels....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Get out and use those chains in the bags your hauling around lol get more use out of em than putting em on the wheels....

There is that… or this…Local Food Service as a Rookie

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chief Brody's Comment
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100 lb tarps and 20 foot securement chains lifted on a regular basis will help build muscle mass.

PackRat's Comment
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Not much time out here for hobbies. On line college level courses are a great idea. A new driver should concentrate on learning this trade.

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