Is Long-haul Driving Health A Serious Issue?

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Eating on the road isn't all that different than eating healthy at home. The issue is that it's a choice that a person has to commit to and put in the effort to stick with it. You'll need a cooler or mini fridge, a small lunch box heater or small crock pot and a small electric griddle. They don't take up much space and you'd be amazed what you can make. The crock pot is easy, put the ingredients in before you take off and by dinner time you'll be drooling.

Pick/Grin's Comment
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First few posts have me thinking of bacon... and there's a Country Pride about 500 feet behind me...

Health doesn't seem to be a concern for most. I smoke, dip, drink a lot of caffeine, and sit on my rear all day. I just walked up a hill to use the restroom here and I was out of breath when I got up to the top. Healthy food is pricey and you don't have many options for relief as far as bodily functions go. Sometimes it's a bottle, sometimes it's 50 miles to the next toilet, and in some situations where time is short, you would hold off for as long as possible.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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A major concern should be Deep Vein Thrombosis. However, it isn't discussed that much.

Dave

Pat M.'s Comment
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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Pat wins the internetz for best picture ever. ....

Oh and bacoooooonnnnnnn

Beth S.'s Comment
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Bacon is actually on my list of healthy foods.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Also, regarding diesel fumes. Unless you have an exhaust leak and poorly maintained vehicle, you shouldn't be breathing them. Until the addition of DEF, diesel exhaust was much safer than an automobile exhaust.

Paul C., Rubber Duckey's Comment
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Also, regarding diesel fumes. Unless you have an exhaust leak and poorly maintained vehicle, you shouldn't be breathing them. Until the addition of DEF, diesel exhaust was much safer than an automobile exhaust.

Just make sure a/c's on recirculate otherwise cracking the window will just draw the fumes from the motor in and if your parked u will die from carbon monoxide poisoning especially sitting amongst other trucks at a truck stop

I woke up with a splitting headache in Kansas City one night at a pilot and was like man I never have headaches why do I feel like puckin?

I checked and my a/c was on outside vent....

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A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Mike C.'s Comment
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Very true but depending on make it will switch to outside automatically after 20ish min.

Lawrence H.'s Comment
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First thing I do at 3 am turn on the ac. Turn on 4 ways, can I see trailer lights flash. Good saftey check done let's roll.

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