Check out this news story about the continuing shortage of truck drivers.
Jon S. from Lindstrom, MN just graduated from ITDS’s Professional Tractor Trailer Program. He now has his Class-A CDL along with his 160 Hour Training Certificate. After his wife fixed his hat, he was ready to tell what he thought of Interstate.
“I am very pleased with the depth and scope of the training. Being able to pass the test before my training was over helped me focus on being a tanker driver.”
Staying healthy while driving over the road can be a challenge, but a challenge that is worth while if you succeed. Careersingears.com have released a very inform-able article on how to exercise and eat healthy while driving across the U.S.
Here some advice on exercising while going over the road.
1. Warm up and stretch out your arms, legs, and neck. Gently ease your body into doing a couple of lunges to really stretch out and prepare your muscles for walking.
2. Continuing the warm up, walk for just seven to ten minutes, timing it if you need to. A simple way to do this while on the road is pulling into a rest stop and walking around the area. You can also optimize your exercise time and use it to do an inspection on your truck. For example, you can do some squats and bends while inspecting under the truck and trailer; and while checking lights and fittings.
3. As you walk, take short and quick steps, as opposed to long strides, which will help you to work your gluteus muscles (in your buttocks).
4. Point your head up slightly, tilt your shoulders back and lead the walking with your chest. Do this to put yourself into a perfect posture position. Improving your posture will do wonders for your back while driving. Pay special mind to your posture each and every time you walk.
5. After your walk, do some cool down stretches.
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