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10 Ways Truckers Can Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Truck drivers tend to be at a higher risk for certain health issues – including high blood pressure. There are several ways one can lower their blood pressure naturally and avoid needing medication. Please read for 10 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally. At Carter, we prioritize our drivers’ health and wellness. We provide plenty of home time and a wellness program that offers virtual doctor appointments and savings on prescriptions

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Mental Health Awareness

Six Tips for Improving Trucker Mental Health

Truck drivers have a reputation for being tough. And while you do work hard and are dedicated to your jobs, “tough” doesn’t mean you’re impervious to the stresses of life on the road. Use these tips to help you improve your mental health and enjoy your time out on the road.

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Carter Express

Tips for making healthier choices on the road

Truck driving can be a very rewarding career, but it certainly has its challenges. One of the biggest is health issues that can come with the job. Long hours in the driver’s seat, as well as the isolating nature of trucking, can have serious consequences for your health.


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6 Tips for “Keeping Your Cool” While Driving in High Temperatures

Summer is nearly here, and so is the heat!  As hot as it is going to get, experienced drivers know that the temperatures on the road (and in your cab) can be even hotter! When the temperatures start to rise, it is smart to be mindful of the risks associated with the heat, as well as the steps you can take to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other drivers sharing the road with you.

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A Driver’s Road Map to Health

Over the past few months, we presented to you “A Driver’s Guide to Health” blog series covering six health topics for truck drivers. Although the series has come to an end, your journey to a healthy life should go on. So, we have a handy cheat sheet for you to take a peek at whenever you need a reminder. Here you can see the summaries and key points from each topic, and an infographic that you can save on your phone or print out.

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A Driver’s Guide to Health: How to Deal with Stress

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define stress as “a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious.” Working as a full-time truck driver can be stressful, but stress is a natural part of life, and it’s inevitable in all demographics. How you deal with it is an important part of taking care of your physical and emotional well-being.

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A Driver’s Guide to Health: Effective Ways to Fight Obesity

Admittedly, many of us have had a New Year’s resolution of losing weight. The reasons might be to live a healthy life or to look or feel great. But, many of us have also failed to reach the desired weight because it’s not easy to change the lifestyle and habits we’ve spent years developing.

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A Driver’s Guide to Health: Tips to Quit Smoking

A study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health** revealed that about 51% of long-haul truck drivers are smokers. For truck drivers who spend many hours at the wheel and away from home, the negative health effects of smoking can be especially dangerous.

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