health

Health haps at MATS include walk, cook-in-the-truck summit

The two key driver-led health events -- a 1.5-mile walk followed by the new Cooking in the Truck Summit -- are in the offing Thursday evening, March 26, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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‘Destination unknown': New project 359, cancer cure effort from Eldon Jaeger & co.

Small fleet owner-operator Eldon Jaeger ramps up production on his Pete 359 build, which will be given away in a raffle to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

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Kicking colorectal cancer in the butt

Michelle Mintling will never forget May 23, 2014. It was the day she had her first colonoscopy and began one of the toughest battles of her life. Michelle and her husband Dennis are team drivers, leased on with Landstar. They've spent the last 9 years traveling the country together. They've hauled everything from baby diapers to military vehicles, and enjoy the freedom of the road almost as much as they enjoy the time they get to ...

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Take an interactive stroll through two vaping devices

Owner-operator Jan McCarter's Innokin iTaste personal vaporizer is among the more advanced vapes on the market, though it shares common attributes with simpler devices.

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Vaping practices, preferences, potential health issues

More results from Overdrive's 2015 survey about smoking/vaping practices among its owner-operator readers.

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The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

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Ladies and gentleman, get out your coloring books

"Find a hobby you enjoy – it's good for your mind and that's good for your business."

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Infographic: 6 ways truckers can stay healthier on the road

It covers the obvious and ubiquitous — eat better, sleep more, quit smoking and exercise — but offers them in a nice visual presentation. Make of it what you will.

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The Petri dish of our lives

"We're heading back out into the cold and flu season Monday....I'll wash my hands and the alien will slough away illness with his gamma rays. I have a feeling we'll be traveling through Roswell...."

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