Posts written by LLarimore

Author Bio: Lakin joined the CFI team in February 2015 and is Communications Editor. She plays an important role in social media and internal publications like Drive Line to keep drivers engaged and informed. Lakin is a valuable asset to the team and hopes the blog is a useful resource for drivers and inspires them to live a healthier lifestyle. She attained her degree in Mass Communications from Missouri Southern State University located in Joplin, Missouri. She enjoys talking to drivers and sharing their story using all avenues of communication.

September 27th, 2017

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!

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.

August 1st, 2017

City pools closing for the season, school supply lists flooding your grocery stores and pumpkin flavored everything can only mean one thing. A new school year is about to begin. Whether you’re a parent dropping kids off or someone passing through on your way to work, we all are responsible for keeping children safe. Make sure you slow down, avoid distracted driving and always be aware of your surroundings.