When will you gain weight?

Written by: on October 25th, 2016

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If you were to guess which day of the year you weighed the least would you pick a nice warm day in the spring or summer? Turns out, in the U.S., September 23 is the day you will likely weigh the least. That means September 24 must be a doozy and all uphill from there.

In a study conducted by Withings, a health app, one in three people will be able to maintain their weight after September 23. Using anonymous data from over 65,000 U.S. based users, a person is more likely to maintain their weight if they:

  • Weigh themselves 40% more often than the others.
  • Are 23% more active.
  • 78% of them fixed a target weight.

With a more sedentary lifestyle of driving truck, this is news to be shared. As you might expect, weight tends to vary over the course of the year, peaking in the December and January winter months. Have tips to keep from gaining weight? Share them below!

Safe Driver Week 2016

Written by: on October 17th, 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is conducting their Safe Driver Week in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies across North America. They will focus on commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.

During the 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week, more than 21,000 vehicles, including trucks and cars, were pulled over. More than 19,000 roadside inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles. The five warnings and citations given during the event were:

  • Size and weight
  • Speeding
  • Failure to use seat belt
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Using a handheld phone

Specifically, the focus for 2016 will be on speeding, failure to use a seat belt, distracted driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, following too closely, improper lane change and more.

CVSA says the Operation Safe Driver program was created to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths involving trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors.

 

 

 

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Finding safe parking is a concern for nearly all professional drivers. Balancing Hours of Service requirements, satisfying the needs of the customer and the lack of available options can make parking a tricky issue. An app developed with guidance from the American Trucking Association, the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Association of Truck Stop Operators was launched today that may help professional drivers in this area.

“Park My Truck” is a mobile app that gives drivers real time information about truck parking availability at over 5,000 truck stops. That’s 150,000 spots that drivers would have increased visibility to from their phone. Independent truck stops and chain travel plazas are included in the app.

The app has the approval of ATA and can be downloaded at no cost on both the Google Play Store and iTunes.