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March 28, 2018
Penske Safety Bulletin: 5 Surprising (and Easy) Ways to Stay Heart Healthy
Penske Safety Bulletin: 5 Surprising (and Easy) Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

Life on the road is hard. Even if you find time to exercise, you still sit for long periods of time. What’s more, every freeway exit offers unhealthy temptations, everything from greasy fast foods to cigarettes.

But it’s not hard — or costly — to stay healthy. Shift your heart health into high gear with these five surprising (and easy) tips.


February 21, 2018
3 Money Saving Tips For Truckers
3 Money Saving Tips For Truckers

It can be hard to not overspend when you’re on the road. Temptation is everywhere — fast food, paid subscriptions, and more. When working for a trucking company, you want to take home as much money as possible, rather than spending it all on the road.


February 15, 2018
Trucking 101: How To Safely Navigate Low Clearance Bridges And Overpasses
Trucking 101: How To Safely Navigate Low Clearance Bridges And Overpasses

Most truck drivers will encounter low clearance bridges and overpasses at some point on the road — there’s just no way around it. That is why it’s so important to know how to safely navigate these unavoidable obstacles before you reach them,


February 7, 2018
5 Great Podcasts For Truck Drivers
5 Great Podcasts For Truck Drivers

Starting a new career can be difficult, and online resources are a perfect option for learning about the field. As a truck driver though, you might wonder when you’re supposed to have the time for these resources. Podcasts are a great option for learning about your new field, and safely stay entertained on the road.


January 30, 2018
What To Expect Your First Year As A Truck Driver
What To Expect Your First Year As A Truck Driver

With a continued annual growth of 6 percent through 2026, heavy load and tractor-trailer driving can be a stable career path for those starting out in the field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the field will add over 113,000 jobs in that time period, offering excellent opportunities for those who want to move up in their career or enter the workforce.


January 19, 2018
4 Trucking Tips To Safely Stay Entertained On The Road
4 Trucking Tips To Safely Stay Entertained On The Road

Have you ever found yourself traveling down long stretches of road, and not remembering how you got from point A to point B? Driving for hours alone without a break can lead to boredom, and sometimes you can’t help letting your mind wander. Instead, keep your mind active and alert with these tips to stay entertained on the road — while not taking up too much of your focus.


January 12, 2018
5 Ways For Drivers To Get Healthy In The New Year
5 Ways For Drivers To Get Healthy In The New Year

Each January, getting healthy is something most of us resolve to do. But when you spend a great deal of time behind the wheel of a truck, it can be a difficult place to make that resolution turn into reality. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that 7 in 10 long-haul truck drivers were obese, which is twice the average of any other profession. Obesity can cause health issues such as heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, and stroke, which could lead to disqualification for a Commercial Driver’s License.


January 3, 2018
Penske Safety Bulletin: 6 Speed Safety Tips
Penske Safety Bulletin: 6 Speed Safety Tips

If you’re like most truck drivers, you’ve noticed big changes in speed limits lately.

In some states, freeway speed limits for passenger cars can rise as high as 80 mph. Other states hold the line at 65 mph.


December 27, 2017
How Truck Drivers Can Make The Most Of Time At Home
How Truck Drivers Can Make The Most Of Time At Home

Choosing to work in the transportation industry has many perks: great pay and benefits, independence, and flexibility to work your schedule around your routes. One of the drawbacks is that you may find yourself away from home for long stretches at a time. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time when you are back at home.


December 20, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: Sleep Well Last Night? Here's Why It Matters
Penske Safety Bulletin: Sleep Well Last Night? Here's Why It Matters

Combined Express would like to share an article from our friends at Penske Truck Rental.

Driving a truck is hard work. Driving a truck when you’re tired can be almost impossible. That’s why you must get a good night’s sleep.

You’ve probably heard people talk about how much sleep you need (some experts, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, say you need 7-9 hours a night). But a recent study published in the Accident Analysis &
Prevention
journal shows that how long you sleep may not be as important as how well you sleep. Quality sleep can help you stay alert on the road.