Staying in good shape while being over-the-road truck driver may prove quite challenging for the majority of drivers. Especially being on the road for weeks at times. Modern culture offers endless temptations lurking right behind the corner in the form of the next “drive-thru”. Sodas, burgers, candies and what not. That does not, however, mean that your fate is sealed and you cannot stay fit. With a little bit of motivation backed up by self-discipline, you can actually enjoy good health. There are a couple of things to consider if you really want to get yourself fired up.
There is arguably no other thing associated with truck drivers as much as using CB radio. Since its invention in 1945, it is still popular among professional truck drivers all around the world; especially, outside of the “West”. Popularized by pop culture and movies like “Smokey and the Bandit”, “Convoy” or "Breaker! Breaker!", it reached its peak in the late 70’s. Although it is often replaced by modern means of communications such as driver apps and GPS access on every smartphone, it still has its old faithful fans.
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) out of the 6 million car accidents that happen on U.S. roads every year, over 40% of them (2.5 million) are rear-end collisions (2013). Between 240,000 and 610,000 reported lane-change crashes occur annually. They result on average in 60,000 injuries, most of which are whiplash related.
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