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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.


December 14, 2017
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prepare For Winter Weather
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prepare For Winter Weather

Whether you consider yourself an expert while driving in the snow, or if you have never faced an icy road, learning to drive a truck in winter weather takes practice. Here are some tips to ensure you stay safe and prepare properly for the winter weather ahead during this cold season.


December 4, 2017
Combined Express Is Seeking Donations For The Women's Humane Society This Holiday Season
Combined Express Is Seeking Donations For The Women's Humane Society This Holiday Season

At Combined Express, we have a big heart for all animals, and we are happy to be able to assist the Women's Humane Society this holiday season. Last year, we helped round up supplies and over $350 in donations, and we couldn’t have done it without you!


November 30, 2017
Technology And The Trucking Industry: 3 Things You Need To Know About The ELD Mandate
Technology And The Trucking Industry: 3 Things You Need To Know About The ELD Mandate

Changes are quickly coming for truck drivers who still spend a good deal of time preparing paper logs, thanks to the release of a new rule by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). By December 18th of this year, carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are required to adopt electronic logging devices (ELDs).

 


November 22, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: 10 Tips for Surviving Autumn's Wind, Rain and Fog
Penske Safety Bulletin: 10 Tips for Surviving Autumn's Wind, Rain and Fog

The clouds start rolling in. The trees begin to sway. Droplets hit your windshield. A storm has arrived. That means you must take extra caution as you drive down the highway.

While wind, rain and fog can happen anywhere at any time of year, in autumn the winds tend to get stronger, the rain tends to last longer, and changes in temperature creates more fog. That means you must be ready. When you hit inclement weather, follow these 10 safety tips.


November 17, 2017
6 Reasons To Thank A Truck Driver This Thanksgiving
6 Reasons To Thank A Truck Driver This Thanksgiving

Living on the road isn’t always easy for someone who works in the shipping industry. Not only do truck drivers feel like they are missing events back home with family and friends, but they may also have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. Here are six reasons to thank a truck driver this Thanksgiving.