Posts Categorized: News Articles

Idle reduction technology education.

U.S. Truck Driver Training School, Inc. (USTDTS) is proud to team up with Webasto. Their reputation as a leader in idle reduction technology is growing with each passing day.  The respective products (bunk heaters and engine block warmers) not only reduce emissions, but can also translate into bottom line fuel savings.… Read more

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Hunger, and Obesity

Getting the proper amount of sleep is a key element to safe driving, particularly when it comes to driving commercially. Besides falling asleep at the wheel, there are other risks that come with sleep deprivation that aren’t as commonly known. Long-term sleep deprivation can decrease the body’s ability to regulate hunger.… Read more

Do New Trucking Rules Create Unintended Risks?

Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Association (ATA) touches on the hours of service regulations, and some of unintended consequences of the rule changes. There is no question that mandatory restarts have reduced the number of truck related fatalities by over 20 percent since 2003.… Read more

The Healthy Trucker and 7 Simple, Beginner Exercises for Truck Drivers

The lifestyle changes that a new truck drivers experience on their first year on the road can be difficult adjustments. Particularly when it comes to finding ways to stick to a weekly exercise routine.  Despite the inherent inconvenience of healthy living on the road, it is possible to achieve, and it may not be as hard as you may have originally anticipated.… Read more