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TD122: 4 Awesome Trucker Workouts

Back in TD120: Truckers and Exercise, I ran out of time before I could talk about some good workouts for truckers. That’s where we pick up today. First off, let me say that most of the truckers I see every day should start by simply taking a freakin’ walk. And I don’t mean lumbering into the truck…

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TD121: How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job

I announced the coming of my second book, How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job when I released Trucking Life: An Entertaining, Yet Informative Guide To Becoming And Being A Truck Driver back in April 2016. At the time I swore it would be out within a month or two. Well, I was kinda…

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TD120: Truckers And Exercise

Truckers and exercise. Talk about two words that sound weird together! I think maybe the words “chicken” and “Q-tip” might have more in common. Heck, I’m guessing I’ve already lost half you readers simply by uttering those two words in the same sentence, which is really sad because if there is a group of people…

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TD119: Winter Truck Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker

If you could get winter truck driving tips from anyone, who would it be? How about someone who drives a 155,000-pound, 12-axle tractor trailer on mountainous, snow-packed, two-lane roads nearly every day? Well, I found such a person. Even better, I commenced to bribe, cajole, and generally badger him into coming onto the Trucker Dump…

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TD118: Truck Safety: Constant Vigilance or Fate?

I’ve been thinking a lot about truck safety lately. More specifically, I’ve been wondering about how much control the driver has when it comes to having a safe driving record. Is it simply a matter of constant vigilance or does fate have a part in it? For those of you who listen to the podcast…

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TD116: Diabetes And Truckers

Today’s guest post called, Commercial Truck Driving and Diabetes: Everything You Need To Know comes from Elisabeth Weaver of The Diabetes Council. Now before I go on, I’d like to encourage you to listen to this podcast even if you don’t have diabetes. One thing I learned from the article is that being a trucker…

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TD115: Product Review: weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR Cell Signal Booster

Attention truckers! Are you tired of dropping phone calls? Grumpy because your cell data speed sucks more than a Slurpee-drinking contest? Well then you should check out the new weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR cell signal booster from Wilson Electronics. It works! End of review… okay, maybe not. So what is the weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR (other than a…

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TD114: Trucking Life: The New Ebook Is Finally Here!

You remember that time I didn’t blog/podcast for six months straight? Well, I’d like to introduce you to the culprit, Trucking Life: An Entertaining, Yet Informative Guide to Becoming and Being a Truck Driver. Try saying that with a mouthful of mashed potatoes. This just-released ebook has somehow managed to be both a labor of love…

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TD113: The Feedback Show #2

Well, I managed to come up with jack squat for a topic this time, but that turns out to be a good thing since I’ve been behind on my feedback from listeners for quite some time. So I’m turning my writer’s block into a positive thing by catching up on feedback. Lemons to lemonade, man….

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TD112: Truckers Can’t Read

According to the FMCSA website, “You must be able t speak and read English to drive trucks in the United States (I had linked to the goof, but they apparently fixed it).” You know, I think this is one of those times where the word “ironic” actually works. Notice anything about this sentence? Yep. Our brilliant overseers…

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