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  You may have heard that high-protein diets are the best way to lose weight. The truth is that in order to lose weight – and keep it off – you need to make lifestyle changes that incorporate a healthy eating plan and exercise. An excess of calories – no matter where the calories come […]

  Are you thinking about buying a used rig? Buying a used diesel truck is a big gamble. However, it is possible to get a good deal on a used truck, and research is the key. For many new owner operators, buying a new rig is out of the question. Buying used equipment isn’t necessarily […]

  While it’s always been important for owner operators to have a tax preparer that understands the trucking industry (most don’t), the new tax reform laws passed in December 2017 make it especially critical. You need a tax preparer that understands the trucking industry and is knowledgeable about the new tax laws.   The new tax laws […]

  Your heart works hard for you your whole life, so it makes sense to care of it as much as possible. Making small changes can make a real difference to your health. Some say that a healthy heart is like finding the fountain of youth. People who take care of their heart not only […]

  Digitization efforts in the trucking industry will help truckers by making their jobs more efficient and accurate. While some truck drivers might worry about how digital disruption might lead to loss of jobs and other adverse effects, new perspectives on digitization are focused on how it might save truckers time, money and reduce their […]

  To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat. The bottom line when it comes to weight loss is that you need to control your meal and snack portions throughout the day, which is not always easy when you’re on the road.   Have no fear – portion control doesn’t mean […]

  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which a person’s airway collapses repeatedly during sleep. This disease causes the brain to partially awaken in order to trigger breathing, resulting in poor sleep quality. Research has shown that poor sleep quality can affect the ability of a person to maintain alertness while driving. OSA […]

    Long-haul commercial truck driving is one of the toughest professions on the planet; the job typically requires drivers to spend days, weeks and sometimes even months out on the road. This type of isolation can have harmful long-term physical and psychological effects on a driver’s health and well-being. Here are 5 ways to […]

Truck driving is riskier than many people think.   Transportation had the highest incidence of fatal work injuries, according to the latest “Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries” report released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The number of fatal work injuries that occurred in 2016 by transportation and material moving workers was 1,388, out […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new rule that reduces annual fees for truck drivers that are required to take part in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR). The UCR Plan requires motor carrier operators that engage in interstate commercial transportation to file an annual application and pay an annual fee. The […]

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