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6 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

by Patrick Netzel

Learn how to lower your blood pressure before a DOT physical with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Get tips on how to get good sleep, drink water, and eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and beet juice. Avoid smoking, drinking, and coffee before the physical.

Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

by Patrick Netzel

Truck drivers with high blood pressure must lower their BP to under 140/90 for DOT physical. Learn how to lower blood pressure quickly with potassium-rich foods, water, and reducing stress. Long-term methods include exercise, weight loss, diet, and sleep.

The Ups And Downs Of Life On The Road

by Becky Prestwich

Dee and I have been on the road for a little more than a week and have learned many tips and tricks for trucking success. Learn about where to park, what to do when you run out of hours, and how to prepare simple meals in your truck. Plus, read about a funny story of being pulled over and an experience at a truck stop.

Items To Pack And Other Considerations For Husband And Wife Teams

by Becky Prestwich

Considering joining your husband in trucking? Learn what to pack, how to stay organized, and how to maintain hygiene in the sleeper berth of a semi. Eating out is costly, so eat in the truck as much as possible. Hygiene is important, so invest in hand sanitizer and moist wipes. Truck stops offer free showers with a fill up, and driver lounges with TVs and couches.

OTR Training- Week 1: Patience and Perseverance

by lucky13

Becoming a solo truck driver is a difficult challenge. This article explores the journey of one truck driver and the challenges they faced. Learn what it takes to become a truck driver and the challenges you will face along the way.

Losing Weight As A Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Trucker Mike shares his story of how he successfully lost 45lbs without a diet or exercise while driving a truck. He used a calorie counting app and taught himself how to eat properly. Learn how he did it!

Inside Trucking Part 3: Life On The Road

by Rhonda

Truck drivers can take advantage of free driver payback cards from truck stops to save on purchases. This article also provides tips for female drivers and first-year drivers navigating the trucking industry and offers insight on how to make the most of their time on the road.

Randy At Truck Driving School - Day 1

by Rhonda Johnsen

Randy spent his first day at a truck driving school and encountered several surprises. He met interesting characters, heard warnings about not taking the lease, and had to face his own nerves. Randy learned a lot on his first day and was even able to make a new friend.

Making it Financially in Truck Driving

by TruckerMike

OTR truck drivers can find it difficult to manage their finances, especially when first starting out. Learn how to create a budget, navigate taxes, and save money on food, drinks, and other purchases in order to get the most out of your trucking career.

What's a Desert Dude Doing Driving in a Blizzard?

by Farmer Bob

Trucker Farmer Bob recounts his first experience with a winter storm while driving on I-80. Learn the tips and advice he has to stay safe and prepared while driving in winter weather!

Medical Disqualification For Unfit Drivers

by Rhonda

America is becoming overweight from eating too much of the wrong foods. Concern for unfit drivers has already started. Learn how truck drivers can get fit and healthy to keep their job and CDL ahead of the new rules being implemented.

My Best Trip in a Big Truck Yet!

by TruckerMike

Truck driver TruckerMike recounts his best trip yet, which included dealing with congested traffic, tackling the Rocky Mountains, and stopping for a meal at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX. He experienced beautiful views and faced a few dangers along the way.

My First Day and Night at a Truck Stop

by TruckerMike

Trucker Mike takes you on an adventure to a TA Truck Stop outside Los Angeles, CA to explore the unique world of truck stops. He gives insight into the showers, food, CB chatter, and more! The experience is one he won't ever forget.

Supper Time! Favorite Places To Eat On The Road

by Tumbleweed

For truck drivers who want to explore the best truck stop eats, this article is for you! Veteran truck driver explores the best truck stop meals from Idaho to Maryland and shares the tastiest meals from each spot.

Preparing Myself for a Truck Driving Career

by TruckerMike

TruckerMike is getting ready to start his CDL-A Training and his search for a good OTR company. He discusses what to do to prepare for a truck driving career, including smartphone and internet options, satellite TV, car expenses, and health habits.

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