Commentary: How Truck Drivers Can Fit in Fitness on the Road

10. June 2019 Blog 0

Commentary: How Truck Drivers Can Fit in Fitness on the Road

All movement counts, not just strength and cardio workouts at the gym.
 - Image by skeeze from Pixabay 

All movement counts, not just strength and cardio workouts at the gym.

Image by skeeze from Pixabay 

Most truck drivers believe there’s no time or space to fit fitness into their lifestyle. True, a truck cab is tight quarters. And there’s no denying a trucker’s workday consists of long hours and a demanding schedule. But in reality, drivers do have the time and space to fit fitness in, and it’s more important than ever that they do. It’s up to trucking companies to realize this and create a supportive culture that encourages movement and exercise.

The biggest challenge when it comes to exercise is not the time or space to do it; it’s the way we view exercise. The common perception of exercise? “Exercise is a painful, exhausting chore that we are supposed to do in order to feel better and get healthier, but it hurts and usually doesn’t feel good when I’m doing it. It takes a long time to see results. And it takes half an hour to an hour out of my day, and I’m too busy.”

The way to overcome this is for drivers to learn to view exercise as an opportunity to move, instead of a chore. All movement counts, not just strength and cardio workouts at the gym. Whether on the road or at home, walking, taking the stairs, getting out of your seat or couch, stretching in the morning and throughout the day, gardening, cleaning, bicycling, swimming, dancing… truly any and every movement counts.

Next, drivers should commit to finding at least seven opportunities a day to move for two or more minutes each time. It could be one minute of stretching, followed by 30 seconds of squats, and 30 seconds of punches. It could be dancing to a three-minute song. It could be lifting an object or weight over your head for one minute, then twisting your body back and forth for one minute.

Lastly, being present and mindful is key to shifting the paradigm and creating a healthy and active lifestyle. Drivers should pay attention to how they feel during and after movement or exercise. Most will feel more positive and energized right away; others may feel stiff and tired immediately afterwards. They may not notice any benefit until later – things like better sleep or less back pain when driving. Other benefits include:

More mental clarity and stamina, so it’s easier to stay focused when driving;

Improved physical strength and stamina, so drivers become less fatigued when driving or doing physical labor;

Feeling less stressed and maintaining a more positive mood.

As drivers pay attention to the differences in their lives when they are moving more, as opposed to not moving much, they will begin to find and create more opportunities to move. That’s because movement is now connected to the pleasure centers and endorphins in the brain. When drivers gradually self-guide themselves to more exercise and movement, it becomes a lifestyle, not a program that they do for a while, then quit and go back to old patterns.

While a very small percentage of people truly enjoy exercise, 100% of us enjoy moving more youthfully and pain-free.

Sergio, a 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, has over 21 years of experience as a personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach. Certified in a variety of nutrition and fitness disciplines, he holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, was a health expert for NBC for 11 years, and today heads up wellness efforts for Hirschbach Transportation. He can be reached at srojas@truckinginfo.com.

Published at Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:41:29 +0000


Greasing The Truck | DIY TRUCK MAINTENANCE

10. June 2019 Blog 0
Greasing The Truck | DIY TRUCK MAINTENANCE

Greasing The Truck | DIY TRUCK MAINTENANCE

Please watch: “Slow Your Roll | Trucking Tips #8”

-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Send Cupcake Mail To:
Justin Wood
PO Box 619
Palestine, Texas 75802

Find Me on Facebook as Justin Wood(Woody)

find me on Trucker District http://truckerdistrict.com

GET YOUR CUPCAKE GEAR HERE :
http://www.cupcake-gang.com

http://www.woodysdronography.com

WOODY’S DRONOGRAPHY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/c/woodysdronography


INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ultimate Safety Trips for Truck Drivers

02. June 2019 Blog 0
INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ultimate Safety Trips for Truck Drivers

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ultimate Safety Trips for Truck Drivers

Truck driving job is one of the most dangerous jobs that can exist. It requires constant focus and abilty to adapt to new situations. Incredibly important role requires a lot of safety procedures on a daily base.

Average over the road truck driver drives around 600 miles a day.

LEARN 12 SECRET STEPS HOW TO MAKE $950 MORE PER TRUCK / MONTH

Hey! I’m George J.Magoci and I will send you a FREE eBook where you can learn 12 secret steps how to make $950 more truck/month.

Free ebook

To make sure our fellow american truck driver stay safe I’ve made this list of 10 tricks that can help them stay safe and reduce risks during their daily operations.

Embed This Image On Your Site

Published at Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:33:47 +0000


Car Maintenance Tips: Top 8 Easy Ways To Prevent Costly Repairs

02. June 2019 Blog 0
Car Maintenance Tips: Top 8 Easy Ways To Prevent Costly Repairs

Car Maintenance Tips: Top 8 Easy Ways To Prevent Costly Repairs

Car Maintenance Tips: Here are 8 preventative vehicle maintenance tips to help prevent costly repairs! Watch more Quick Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYbEYVyB_NH9k3Opb7wQ-WX6tAw9vTk8K

00:06 #1: Batteries Last 3 Years
01:00 #2: Keep Your Fuel Above ¼ Tank
01:46 #3: Car History For Trans Flush
02:34 #4: No Cruise Control In Bad Weather
03:04 #5: Spare Tire Never Does The Work
04:30 #6: Leave Frozen Sludge Alone
05:17 #7: Never Cold Water In Hot Engine
05:42 #8: Car Battery Boost Tips

Never forget another measurement. http://tapeboss.com
Support us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/debossgarage
Get some merch. https://shop.spreadshirt.com/debossgarage

Follow Rich on Twitter. https://twitter.com/debossgarage
Follow Rich on Instagram. https://instagram.com/debossgarage
Follow Rich on Facebook. https://facebook.com/debossgarage
Follow Rich on Car Throttle. https://www.carthrottle.com/user/debossgarage

**If the video was helpful, please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing.**

’48 Chevy Fleetmaster (Part 3)

Fix A Leaking Seal In 10 Seconds

“Travelin'” by SWIB (https://soundcloud.com/swib-1) CC BY-SA 3.0

NO WARRANTIES: All of the information provided in this video is provided “AS-IS” and with NO WARRANTIES. No express or implied warranties of any type, including for example implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to the information, or any use of the information, in this video. DEBOSS GARAGE (“DG”) makes no representations and extends no warranties of any type as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or content of this video.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: DG specifically DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use or misuse of any of the information or content in this video. DG recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. DG assumes or undertakes NO LIABILITY for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use, misuse or reliance on the information and content of this video.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK: This video is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own safety and physical condition, or that of your clients, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information or content in this video. Any automotive repair and/or modification may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any task displayed in this video, you assume the risk of any resulting injury; your safety is the sole responsibility of the user and not DG.


Learn how Fuel Purchase Routing can save $250 monthly/vehicle

02. June 2019 Blog 0
Learn how Fuel Purchase Routing can save $250 monthly/vehicle

Learn how Fuel Purchase Routing can save $250 monthly/vehicle

All around the country, if you ask fleet managers or company owners what is the single biggest company expense – they will  tell you fuel. On average, transportation companies spend 25% or more on fuel purchases. When I say fuel, it can mean both gas and diesel.

A 1% reduction in fuel costs can result in thousands of dollars in profit annually. A recent study done by Continental showed that fuel management systems are ranked 1st on the fleet manager wish-list.

What does fuel management actually means?

Fuel management is set of activities and procedures companies implement in order to optimize fuel usage and reduce costs related to fuel purchasing. Usually it is a combination of technology & procedures required to generate maximum optimization.

Most companies focus only on few things when thinking about Fuel Management. Usually the focus is on company fuel cards  because the savings are easy to calculate and it’s visible immediately. But fuel purchase routing works great with existing fuel cards and provides an extra layer of savings.

Fuel management in today’s fleet

Part of the reason why fleet managers focus only on this is fuel card aspect is that simply there is a lack of alternatives or  better solutions on the market. We at Fueloyal developed a new set of features custom tailored to any business operating fleet of vehicles.

It’s called Fuel Purchase Routing and we take the fuel management one step above a fuel card focused program. It is extra layer of savings customized for each company delivering up to $250/vehicle per months savings.

What is Fuel Purchase Routing

Fuel purchase routing takes in consideration multiple unique factors your company has such as:

  • fleet size
  • geo location of your fleet
  • vehicles type and model
  • vehicle usage patterns
  • fuel tax rates
  • fuel card discounts if applicable
  • fuel tank level
  • realtime fuel prices
  • fuel type

After taking in consideration all the above mentioned factors, our system will autonomously recommend the cheapest location to buy fuel. Your driver will get notification and in realtime can proceed to the location recommended. This way companies can easily start saving up to $250 per vehicle/month.

Who can use Fuel Purchase Routing

Fuel purchase routing can be used by any company small or large that wants to optimize the fuel expenses and save money.  The recommended minimum fleet size is 20 vehicles as the system needs to be customized per each company.

The biggest savings can be expected by the companies operating in the following areas:

  • trucking industry
  • city delivery / last mile
  • taxi services and ride sharing companies
  • service industry
  • construction and maintenance industry

Can we use Fuel Purchase Routing if we have a fuel card?

The simple answer is – Yes! Actually those two systems works great combined. Fuel purchase routing integrates the data of your fuel card and will recommend the cheapest location according to your fuel card discount plan.

This way you just added turbo boost to your company fuel card program and can often provide discounts up to $.30 per gallon. It is truly amazing how this custom Fuel Routing system can deliver ROI in first month upon launching.

How Fuel Purchase Routing works

The first step in implementing our Fuel Routing system is we integrate all your data into the system. This begins the customization phase. Next we develop the algorithm that will maximize the data collected from the device installed in the vehicle. Around 1000 data points are collected daily.

This data is processed by algorithm and results are delivered to the vehicle driver in real-time. Since the vehicle driver is the decision maker, the system is informing him  with intelligence as to where the cheapest location is for the fuel purchase.

The most popular way to inform the driver is by SMS text message. We have other options  also available. Each SMS is stored for the detail analysis and savings calculation. This allows easy monitoring  and accountability of each driver following the recommendations and actually saving the money for the company by participating in the program.

How long does it take to implement

The time and procedure to customize the system and test it is quite fast and takes around 30 days. The process starts with a discovery phase where we collect information from you and start with the algorithm development and implementation.

Let’s talk and reduce fuel expenses

If you’d like to learn more about the fuel purchase routing please contact me at kc@fueloyal.com. I’d be happy to help and save your company more money and deliver ROI in first month.

Published at Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:46:27 +0000


5 Ways How Driver Seat Belt Detection Can Help in Fleet Management

02. June 2019 Blog 0
5 Ways How Driver Seat Belt Detection Can Help in Fleet Management

5 Ways How Driver Seat Belt Detection Can Help in Fleet Management

Driver seat belt usage is continuously increasing over the last few decades but despite constant vehicle alerts we are still not at the 100% usage level. National statistics (according to the NHTSA) are showing that 90.1% of people are using them. Simply the best and safest choice has always been to buckle up.

They way are so many people  still not using seat belts all the time? How we can help the remaining 27.5M people in US that are not using seat belts on a daily base?

Lately we tend to get a lot of asks about driver seat belt detection technology to be implemented in the companies Fleet Management Systems. So I wanted to share first hand how this technology can make positive changes for each company.

Help Drivers Develop Safe Behavior

Indeed this is where technology can help your company drivers and other employees develop safe driving behavior and habits. Today pretty much all new cars have the systems to warn drivers that they are not using seat belt regularly.

Here you simply add one layer of safety recommendations. The reason why some people reject to buckle up despite the warning audio and visual signals is that no one has the information or reporting that they are not using seat belt. This way you bring more visibility and drivers by knowing they are monitored start developing safe driving behavior and habits.

Seat Belt Detection Increases Driver Safety

NHTSA says that we could save 2465 lives in 2016. if all the drivers were buckled up. If your company introduced procedures can save just one life because of this you already made a huge step into the right direction.

Another data from the same source are showing that seat belt usage actually saved 14,668 human lives in 2016. It is very easy to demonstrate the value and benefits of seat belt usage but your company needs to make a first step.

Safety trainings, safety materials and safety procedures automatically performed and analyzed by the software is the first thing your company can do. Don’t delay starting it as the potential price to that is enormous.

Seat Belt Detection Can Reduce Company Liability

Unfortunately we have all witnessed that sometimes there are some people that want to take advantage of the bad situations. Whether an accident participant or some really aggressive lawyer trying to squeeze out something that doesn’t exist your company might be at risk.

Safety procedures introduced and monitored by our software provide you with all the required information and data to reconstruct any event and have better understanding of what really happened.

If your company did everything it could to eliminate all the risks and the software you use can provide documentation, then your liability is non existent or minimal. Better safe than sorry works here at full glance.

Introduce Automatic Safety Procedures

Software you use can help you setup automatic safety procedures that will help you eliminate the driver seat belt usage for the purpose of increasing safety. There is multiple customizations our software supports that will be helpful:

  • alert the driver by SMS or Email in case of driving the car without being buckled up
  • prevent engine start without seatbelt usage
  • create monthly usage stats and warn drives not using it

Also there are multiple custom features available in admin dashboard that can help you monitor the seatbelt usage. Being able to have full visibility will help you make better decisions and also recognize do you have wide company problem or there are only few risky drivers exposing your company to huge problem.

Incentivize Drivers To Use the Seat belt

One of the things that work in pretty much all cases is to incentivize the drivers. There are multiple ways you can use to incentivize them. Here are few examples:

  • small financial bonuses
  • small rewards and perks
  • company recognitions and awards

It is very good to know that these custom approaches are very helpful and bring almost instant improvements so they are definitely worth trying. To make your life easier our system can help you to automate all these steps in order to allow you to focus on the things you find important.

Next Steps

If you’d like to learn more how to implement custom driver seat belt detection or you’d like to have a complete fleet management software that supports it please reach out to me via email on kc@fueloyal.com or schedule a 100% FREE quick 15 minute discovery call to see how we  at Fueloyal can be of help.

Published at Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:28:18 +0000


HOW TO DO A PM MAINTENANCE ON A DUMP TRUCK

02. June 2019 Blog 0
HOW TO DO A PM MAINTENANCE ON A DUMP TRUCK

HOW TO DO A PM MAINTENANCE ON A DUMP TRUCK

This video is about HOW TO DO A PM ON A DUMP TRUCK

AIRCRAFT SPRUCE http://www.aircraftspruce.com
PEGASUS RACING https://www.pegasusautoracing.com
CHEM-X WEBSITE https://www.chem-x.com

AMAZON LINKS
LOCK AND LUBE XL https://amzn.to/2KqaTuc
LOCK AND LUBE https://amzn.to/2tw4CUk
OETIKER HOSE CLAMPS https://amzn.to/2sk7kM1
BIG NASTY https://amzn.to/2xvqzqY
BIG NASTY STUFF https://amzn.to/2L5vr86
BIG NASTY STUFF https://amzn.to/2L6hIhe
BIG NASTY STUFF https://amzn.to/2L5vvES
MILWAUKEE 12.0 https://amzn.to/2JkQ9zr
MILWAUKEE RIVET GUN https://amzn.to/2JkyLLl
MILWAUKEE SDS MAX https://amzn.to/2rLuaM3
MILWAUKEE M12 DRILL https://amzn.to/2IOxGPu
MILWAUKEE M12 https://amzn.to/2Iuq2Xq
MILWAUKEE 3/4 CORDLESS IMPACT https://amzn.to/2HzaGo2
FOAM CANNON https://amzn.to/2HUlb5B
KEN TOOLS 4 19.5 RIMS https://amzn.to/2I1o0NV
PIG MAT https://amzn.to/2qygzGL https://amzn.to/2qyipas
PIG MAT FAT MAT https://amzn.to/2ENWUaA
BLUE PARROTT HEADSET https://amzn.to/2vgkcqh
REDBACK BOOTS http://amzn.to/2FFIsWO
REDBACK SHOEShttp://amzn.to/2FKNXn9
MINI DUCTOR 2 http://amzn.to/2GBCwLa
MINI DUCTOR 2 COILS http://amzn.to/2FonIjH
DRILL HOG LARGE SEThttp://amzn.to/2FpDLhq
DRILL HOG LEFT HAND SET http://amzn.to/2ELbRzn
DRILL HOG M42 SET http://amzn.to/2oiYoEH
DRILL HOG BITS http://amzn.to/2EaurQc
CAPRI TOOL VISE 10517 http://amzn.to/2Foe7IJ
CAPRI TOOL SOCKET SET http://amzn.to/2FqYy30
CAPRI TOOL BIT MASTER SET https://amzn.to/2ENF9IO

AMAZON STORE IS BACK USE THE LINK BELOW
https://www.onlinetoolvendors.com/junkies-tool-deals

NEW WEBSITE CHECK IT OUT LINK BELOW
https://www.onlinetoolvendors.com

Official Website (new look and new merchandise ): http://thesnaponjunkie.com/

New Facebook groups THE SNAP ON JUNKIE https://www.facebook.com/groups/26528…

AND THE SNAP ON COLLECTORS https://www.facebook.com/groups/28206…

The Snap On Junkie Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/JUNKIESHOPTIME

If you would like to donate to the channel for better video content use the link: https://www.paypal.me/thesnaponjunkie

If you would like to purchase tools from KC Tools use this link:
https://www.kctoolco.com?rfsn=523602….

Business inquiries my email jussturg1981@gmail.com

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @thesnaponjunkie FOR UPDATES AND BTS PHOTOS

FAN MAIL OR GIFTS
5507 BELCROSS CT
CINCINNATI OHIO 45238

LIKE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE!!! TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT MY CHANNEL!


Benefits of a Truckers Union

02. October 2018 Blog 0
Benefits of a Truckers Union

Benefits of a Truckers Union

Rate this post

It’s no secret that the trucking industry has its fair share of controversy and polarizing issues. Whether it’s the new ELD mandate forcing truckers to cut back on costs to implement a new technology, or the driver shortage playing a huge impact on the industry itself, truckers are faced with a variety of major issues every single day. Drivers can often feel lost and alone in the industry. Owner operators may feel like they’re trying to climb a mountain all on their own, while company drivers often feel like they’re just another nameless employee. This is why it’s important to consider the benefits of a truckers union. Below we’ll break down what a truckers union entails as well as the variety of benefits of a truckers union.

What is a Truckers Union?

Before we can get into the various benefits of a truckers union, it’s important to understand what exactly it entails. A union is essentially a group of workers that band together in order to make decisions about his or her work conditions. This includes but is not limited to wages, work environment, benefits, and hours. Common sense says that a united group of people is often for powerful and has a bigger influence than a few scattered individuals. A truckers union is a group of workers in the trucking industry that band together in order to make decisions about their working conditions. Unions work like a democracy. They hold elections for officers who make decisions on behalf of members, giving workers more power on the job. Most unions will have a national board, as well as regional chapters.

Benefits of a Truckers Union

Joining a truckers union isn’t just about joining a group of like-minded individuals, it’s actually a great way to increase your way of life. Truckers unions will allow your voice to be heard. It will also give truckers the chance to make major changes in the industry.

Higher Wages and Medical Coverage

It’s proven that union members usually make a higher wage. According to the U.S. Department of Labor reports that wages of union members are, on average, 27 percent higher than those of workers who do not have union representation. Numerous studies have also shown that union members make an average of $200 hundred more a week than a non-union employee, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Did you know that a good amount of trucking companies don’t offer health insurance? With the health insurance landscape on rocky ground, many truckers are forced to pay for pricey private insurance. However, a truckers union can actually provide stellar healthcare in many cases. The quality of the insurance offered depends on what’s available in your area. It also depends on your employer’s actual ability to cover their end, and the strength of your local truckers union.

A Stronger Voice

Sometimes joining a truckers union isn’t even about the tangible benefits like higher wages or health coverage. One of the biggest benefits of a truckers union is the ability to air your grievances when you like you’ve been wronged by a trucking company. Most unions will have legal representation. This is in case you feel like your company is taking advantage of you or engaging in an illegal tactic. Of course, each company has set agreements with the truckers union on how concerns are to be addressed. Some will allow for direct contact with management.  Others will insist you go through your chain of command.

Teamsters Union

It’s important to highlight the biggest union in the nation, the Teamsters Union. The Teamsters Union is made up of 1.4 million workers who are employed in a variety of public and private industries. While you certainly can join your local trucking union, or even create your own, it’s important to know that there’s an already established union that will take care of the legwork.

benefits of a truckers union

A Final Note

For Americans all across the country truckers unions have done a lot of good for the employee and for the overall trucking industry. However, they are far from being the perfect answer to addressing each and every concern. Like any organization, you’re always going to have issues internally. At the end of the day, you’ll most likely have another person speaking for you. Make sure you’re selecting the right people.

Are you in a union? What are your thoughts on trucking unions? Comment below!

Published at Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:50:11 +0000


What to Expect Your First Year as a New Truck Driver

02. October 2018 Blog 0
What to Expect Your First Year as a New Truck Driver

What to Expect Your First Year as a New Truck Driver

A new truck driver endures the most challenging part of his entire career, in their first year.
Just a few things the new trucker ought to be aware of, so you know what to expect in your first year.
The pay is often lower than a more experienced driver, the loads dispatched to new drivers aren’t usually premium loads, new drivers are often kept out on the road for very long periods of time, and sometimes trucking companies take advantage of new drivers.
This first year may be somewhat stressful, but is necessary to get in hours behind the wheel, and get experience to add to your resume. Trucking companies like to hire drivers with experience, so you may not have much choice when it comes to your very first job in the trucking industry.

After the first year, things should start to get better….. the driver will usually travel with his own company truck, and not as a team member/driver trainer, so become more independent.
The loads will be better and things will fall into place.

If you love to drive, hang in there… it’ll be worth it in the long run.

For more information to find out what to really expect from that first year as a CDL driver, check out http://www.smart-trucking.com/new-truck-driver.html .
————————————————————————

If you’re a truck driver, or interested in becoming a truck driver, be sure to subscribe to our Smart Trucking Channel for tips and advice which may be useful in your trucking career.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLYpkffTdRP_7gSf18CAXA?view_as=subscriber

CONNECT WITH US!
Smart Trucking
— http://www.facebook.com/SmartTrucking
— http://www.google.com/+Smart-Trucking
–http://www.twitter.com/Smart_Trucking
–http://www.pinterest.com/smarttrucking

Music From Apple Library
Song: Windy City Medium
Artist: Apple Inc.