Tag: Health

February 25, 2021 123Loadboard

What to Expect from the Trucking Lifestyle in 2021

Trucking is one of the most demanding jobs in the current economy, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Having a clear understanding of the expectations of your role as a truck driver can give you the foundation you need for a successful career. Our team at 123Loadboard has significant experience in addressing questions about the trucking industry, and in this new post, we’ll explain what you can expect from the trucking lifestyle.

February 8, 2021 123Loadboard

How to maintain your mental health while trucking

The growing issue of dangerous driving requires you to take into consideration the impact of mentally unstable drivers on your own driving experience. Mental health challenges are particularly prominent within the trucking industry, where drivers spend the majority of their time…

December 29, 2020 123Loadboard

Truck Drivers, Minimize Your Covid-19 Risk

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced new risks to truck drivers that can make your job more stressful. Due to Covid-19 spreading so easily, it’s important to understand how to minimize your risk. Here we review the steps you can take to keep you safe while trucking.

June 1, 2020 123Loadboard

A Guide to Preventing Diabetes for Truck Drivers

The latest data shows that 9.4% of the U.S. population has diabetes, and each year, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The data also highlights the risk that truck drivers face from this growing health issue. Truck drivers are at a 50% greater risk of diabetes than the…

December 11, 2018 123Loadboard

Truck driver health risks and related issues

It can be tough taking care of yourself when you’re constantly on the road, but it’s important to at least try. Here are four common health risks truck drivers need to keep an eye on:

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.

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?

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…

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.

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.

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.