Category: Trucker Lifestyle

March 26, 2018 123Loadboard

Ways Truck Drivers Can Avoid & Deal With Back Pain

The term “occupational hazard” was coined to refer to certain risks or dangers that were just an associated part of a job. Welders, for example, have to deal with the fact that the light of a welding torch can permanently blind the human eye. When it comes to trucking, muscle and back pain are inevitable occupational hazards for one simple reason.

January 17, 2018 123Loadboard

Ice Road Trucking: Risk versus Reward

Except for those in the trucking business, most people have not heard of ice road trucking. The name is pretty self-explanatory. Drivers face treacherous conditions, high levels of danger and brutal temperatures for one hefty paycheck. The question most drivers must consider is whether the risk is worth the reward. It’s helpful for drivers to take a realistic look at what ice road truckers face to determine if the pay validates the danger.

September 11, 2017 123Loadboard

123Loadboard and Thunder Funding Give over $1,200,000 for NTDAW 2017

To thank truck drivers for their dedication to moving America’s freight, 123Loadboard and Thunder Funding give over $1,200,000 in load board subscriptions and free first-time factoring services to carriers.

August 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Is Truck Driving One Of America’s Deadliest Occupations?

Traveling and seeing the country may be an added benefit for truck drivers, but that doesn’t discount the fact that truck driving a big rig is one of the most deadly occupations in America.

July 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Thinking of a Trucking Career? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may be considering a trucking career if you’re reading this article, and there’s great news for you if you are: your economic prospects are very high if you pursue a job as a truck driver in the $650 billion a year trucking industry.

May 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Highway Hypnosis – How Truckers Can Avoid White Line Fever

Have you heard about Highway Hypnosis, also known as White Line Fever? Ever pulled into your driveway and had the sudden startling realization that you have no recollection whatsoever of the drive home, just a missing gap in your memory for the route you took, the turns you made, the stops at stop signs, yielding to other cars when appropriate, and attending to all your other responsibilities while operating a motor vehicle?

April 29, 2017 123Loadboard

Tracking Truckers: Improving Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

The idea of tracking and being constantly monitored on the job may not seem to cross any lines in terms of an employees’ privacy if the worker is in an office or warehouse, but there are different aspects of the job to consider when it comes to truck drivers.

January 6, 2017 123Loadboard

Sleep Apnea and The Effect on Professional Truck Drivers

The lifestyle of a truck driver is not for everyone and often sleep apnea is inevitable. The hours can be irregular and long. Drivers sit for extended periods of time with little physical activity and a diet high in sodium and fat thanks to the convenience of fast food. While this lifestyle isn’t glamorous, it is rewarding and…

December 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Women Truckers Could Ease The Truck Driver Shortage

Trucking Companies Recruit Women Truckers To Fill The Driver Drought. A severe labor shortage in the truck driving industry has prompted trucking companies to turn to an underutilized employment pool: women. The American Trucking Associations report there are currently 48,000 driver openings, with a projected 890,000 total vacancies through 2025.

July 15, 2016 123Loadboard

Millennials And The Future Of Trucking

These potential short- and long-term endangerments could negatively affect the profitability of carriers. With the future in doubt, the trucking industry is rapidly learning that it may need to adjust in order to attract millennials into its driver workforce.

June 28, 2016 123Loadboard

Skin Cancer Tips – Truck Drivers and Skin Damage

Drivers are at a greater risk of skin cancer, with a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology finding more cases in the left arm and side of face in North American Drivers.

May 20, 2016 123Loadboard

Abused Driver Syndrome Causing Trucker Anxiety?

Owner operators are feeling the pinch of balancing financial factors, long-term company goals, and driver wellness. Unfortunately, they most often cut corners and abuse drivers. In an industry that is tens of thousands of drivers short already, however, abusing drivers is not only wrong, but also counterproductive.

March 4, 2016 123Loadboard

Becoming a truck driver? Explore trailer types

With so many equipment truck types to choose from for trucking jobs, it may be difficult to choose the one that suits you best. Here are some of the most common trailer types available.

February 5, 2016 123Loadboard

Healthy Eating Tips for Truck Drivers

Making good diet and fitness choices while trucking often seems impossible, but there are different choices that trucker drivers can make. Here are five healthy eating tips to keep truckers on the road, without packing on the pounds.

January 27, 2016 123Loadboard

Staying Fit on the Road: 6 Trucker Workout Tips

It can be very difficult for a professional truck driver to stay fit on the road. However, all is not lost! While there is no perfect one-size-fits-all solution to maintaining truck driver health, here are six easy fitness tips for truckers to help maintain their overall health.

November 15, 2015 123Loadboard

Movember Helping To Promote Health And Wellness

It’s no surprise that the trucking industry in particular has been a large supporter of the charity since the industry is predominantly male. Not only that, but males in the industry aren’t exactly poster boys for health and wellness.

July 9, 2013 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Increases Trucking Health Awareness at Tough Mudder Event

123Loadboard participated in Tough Mudder for a second year running to promote health and wellness in the trucking industry and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

September 17, 2010 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

123Loadboard, the freight matching service for the trucking industry, will be celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) from September 19-25, 2010.