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You know what makes driving in rain, snow, fog, or sleet a lot worse? Doing it while you're behind the steering wheel of an eighteen wheeler. Why? Because that means you could be responsible for up to 80,000 pounds, in case you're counting. You truckers maneuver through some pretty harsh weather to complete your hauls.
In May of 2016, Wendy Johnson had her 30 year anniversary as an employee of Clearwater Travel Plaza. In those years, Wendy has held multiple roles within the company, built lifelong friendships with customers and staff, and played a part in shaping Clearwater Travel Plaza into the wonderful place it is today. Over the past 26 years, I've had the good fortune to work alongside Wendy, and today, I'm giving each of you the opportunity to get to know her a little bit better, too.
A majority of truck drivers go through long periods of sitting followed by intense heavy lifting making them vulnerable to back injuries, pinched nerves, tightened hip flexors, and other health issues. Luckily, all the risks associated with long-term sitting are avoidable. Here are some tips to help stay healthy and active to reduce or perhaps even eliminate back pain problems.
When you stop at a truck stop, what do you hope it offers? Are you looking for plenty of parking? Is it too much to ask for a clean bathroom and a hot meal? We don't think so.
As a trucker, you know how important it is to visit a truck stop that will provide the proper amenities necessary for your long journeys. While traveling, you will need to restock and refuel. If your journey takes several days, you will likely need a place to refresh and take a shower, grab a hot meal, and relax.
At Clearwater Travel Plaza, we love seeing friendly faces, new and old. We can be just the destination you need after a long day of driving, or just to stop, grab a bite and a shower, and fuel up in the middle of your trip.
Many professional drivers span thousands of miles over the course of a single week, giving them ample opportunity to take in breathtaking sites from coast to coast. This is one of the many advantages of the industry; as long as you get the cargo to where it needs to go on time, your office is yours and yours alone and it goes wherever you do.
For men and women, professional careers in any industry come with both a price and a reward. Working to fulfill personal and professional goals, providing financial resources and security, and to have a sense of belonging to a greater good are all reasons why people work. Yet for the American over-the-road professional driver, those reasons matter but perhaps not as much as a sense of duty. This is the Trucker's Creed.
If you're a professional driver and you want to connect with others in your profession, there are many available options when compared to the past. The dawn of social media, blogging and video sharing has made the profession much less lonely and introduced an element of connectedness that had never been a part of driving.