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STRESS

Almost everyone experiences an occasional night of lost sleep.  It is a natural,perhaps adaptive, response to acute stress.


NAPS

If you are having trouble falling at night avoid naps in the early afternoon or evenings.


GETTING UP


No matter how poorly you have sleep the night before, always set your alarm to arise at thesame time each morning.


EXERCISE


Regular exercise can be an effective aid to sleep.  It releases engery and mental tensions.  It is better not to exercise
strenuously just before bedtime.


NOISES


Occasional noises form aircraft, street, or highway disturbs sleep even in people who do not awake an who cannot remember the
noise in the morning.  These sleep disturbances can reduce restful sleep.  People who sleep near excessive noise should try
heavy curtains in their bedrooms or ear plugs to protect the amount of restful sleep they get.




I won't give up!

It has been the longest 10 years of my life. I served my 7.5 years got out and working restaurant jobs. I got my CDL A 2 months ago and I can't get a call

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Dissecting The Pay Issue For Truckers

It’s no secret that one of the most hotly debated topics in the trucking industry deals with the amount of compensation that truckers are getting for his

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How to Properly Use Load Boards

https://goo.gl/Yda8fu How To Properly Use Load Boards Need to find a load fast to keep your trucks moving? Well, Then you could always use a load board.

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Time to drive your best with safety and professionalism

It’s a fact that driving is not for everyone. The life of a truck driver is all about living on the road, seeing the sites, meeting people from far and

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Improving the Health and Safety of Americas Roads

It’s not news that being a trucker can be a dangerous occupation. With the focus on logs and vehicle safety, we tend to forget about the most important

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Laws on training vs company policies

Is it against the law for a trainer to be asleep while a student drives a truck? And where can you find that law?

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CDL training

Hello, I been trying to get my CDL on my own with no luck. So I tried to call various trucking companies that offer training to get your CDL. And I get

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Kingpin locations

What's the value to having a 30 kingpin location in lieu of a 24 kingpin location?

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Mr trucker

I filled out my log book and I descoverd damage to headlight during my pretrip the later on at truck stop I went in side and came out and there was damage

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new to the industry

I am attending an academy in a couple weeks to obtain my CDL and enter the industry. Do I need a passport to travel into Canada and Mexico?

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I have two sex offenses both felonies and have a damn good truck driving job

This is how you do it. Course I had prior experience driving. But after I got out of prison it did not take me long to figure out that these big corporations

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How to make the most of a reefer trailer?

Even the most experienced of shippers have absolutely no clue on the endless possibilities of increasing the profit margin by using a reefer trailer. Yes,

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Topher Newbie

I have no CDL and a past. Misdemeanor DWI 25 years ago (probation, dismissed, although one company still saw it), DWI 15 years ago, and a dismissed felony

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Jared Hudson

I applied with Stevens transport here in Texas and was denied because of a POM Charge. I did probation for 3 years and finished it on 2/11/2015 and it

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Security Touch Points That Can Make Defence Truck Management Better

Truck management is a tough field to work in. Problems like longer operation time, unoptimized time routing and notorious drivers are common. You can never

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HUNGER


Hunger may disturb sleep.  A light snack, especially warm milk, seems to help people get to sleep.


FOOD


Various foods stimulate the body and disturb sleep.  Avoid coffee, tea, and cola drinks near bedtime.  Avoid heavy meals.


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