The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means.

Food, food and more food!

Yoga is a great, low impact exercise that will not only help you keep those extra pounds off, but help you stay calm and relaxed during all of that extra time around your in-laws. One of the great things about practicing yoga is that you don’t need a ton of space or experience to get started. There are numerous apps and sites like Kalimukti that provide virtual yoga classes making it possible to practice anywhere and anytime.

According to WebMD, practicing yoga can lower blood pressure, reduce insomnia and lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Below are some beginning poses to get you started!

 

What: Cobblers Pose
Benefits: Opens the hips, releasing tension and promoting digestion.
Precautions: If you have a kneed or groin injury make sure to support the legs with a cushion or blanket under the knee.

 

What: Cat Pose
Benefits: Lengthens and releases tension from the spine, improving alignment and flexibility.
Precautions: If you have a neck injury make sure you are only moving the head only as far as feel comfortable.

 

 

 

What: Cow Face Pose
Benefits: Improves flexibility of the ankles, hips, thighs, shoulders, triceps and chest. This pose also promotes good posture.
Precautions: Take caution practicing this pose if you have a shoulder, neck, knee or hip injury.


 

What: Standing Forward Bend Pose
Benefits: Strengthens the legs, lengthens the hamstrings and calf muscles and stimulates the abdominal organs. This pose can help to alleviate fatigue, stress, insomnia and headaches.
Precautions: Take caution practicing this pose if you have a back injury.

 

As with anything, consistency is key for any exercise plan to be successful.

 

For more poses you can visit Kalimukti!

Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane ever to hit Florida and the Caribbean. The hurricane has left behind catastrophic devastation, starting what could become a complex, multi-country relief and recovery effort. This follows closely on the heels of the historic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Our thoughts are with any in the CFI family directly impacted by these storms, and we are following our established disaster protocols to track anyone affected.

 

 

TFI International donates additional $250,000 to hurricane relief

 

We have been humbled to see the outpouring of support by individuals within the CFI family and by our parent company TFI International in the aftermath of each storm. For both Hurricane Harvey and Irma, TFI International has pledged $250,000 to relief efforts for a total $500,000 donation. CFI will be completing in-kind transportation of donations as part of relief efforts.

It is important that we continue to come together to help mitigate the terrible consequences of these events and we will continue to assist with recovery efforts. You can read about some of the ongoing work happening here and here. Employees are also encouraged to donate on an individual level to the Red Cross. Hurricane Irma Red Cross donations are now being collected here.

National Driver Appreciation Week

Written by: on September 7th, 2017

Did you know that there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States?

In fact, one in every 15 working Americans is employed by the trucking industry according to the American Trucking Associations. The food in your fridge, the furniture you sit on and the car you drive were all delivered on trucks.

National Driver Appreciation Week is September 10-16th and we encourage you to choose an activity below to show professional drivers everywhere that they are appreciated!

Pay it forward. Do you know those stories about someone in a drive-thru window paying it forward? You can do the same thing at a truck stop. Whether it’s coffee or a lunch, small gestures can have a big impact.

Witness a good deed? Pass it along! We’re quick to share negative experiences, yet a positive interaction can sometimes go unrecognized. Did you see a driver avoid an accident due to safe driving or are you a customer who had a positive experience with one of our drivers? Tell us!

Advocate for infrastructure improvements. Trucks move America forward, without them grocery store shelves would be empty in less than a week. Write, call or email your legislator asking for them to invest in our infrastructure to help keep our roads safe for drivers everywhere.

Practice safe driving habits on the highway around trucks. Avoid distracted driving, obey road signs and don’t hang out in their blind spot. Distracted driving puts so much more at risk than just yourself.

Say thank you. Most drivers spend weeks away from their family missing birthdays and holidays. Whether it’s a family member or friend send them a quick note letting them know you appreciate their sacrifice.

Share what you’re doing on social media and use the hashtags #CFISaysThanks and #ThankATrucker to help spread the message.

Whether you were hired/contracted with us yesterday or closing in on 40 years of service, CFI thanks you for the difficult job you complete day in and day out.