Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road

Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road

We understand that our drivers are not only crucial to our success, but they’re also family! And just like any other family member, we’re invested in keeping our drivers happy and healthy. Driving a truck can include several hours on the road, so we put together some suggestions about how our drivers can stay healthy on the road.

Truck drivers can experience health problems

Because truck driving can be somewhat sedentary if left unchecked, they can experience health problems. As a matter of fact, truck drivers, on average due to their lifestyle, statistically have more health problems and shorter life spans than people in other careers. Contributing factors include lack of exercise, lack of access to nutritional foods, and off-balanced sleep routines. Truck drivers aren’t alone in these challenges; those who work the night shift or travel excessively face similar challenges.

Tips to avoid the path to poor health

The good news is that with a little planning and prioritization, truck driving can be a safe and healthy career. Here are a few tips that Coldliner Express wants to share with our drivers to stay healthy:

  • Eat breakfast regularly
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Pack healthy snacks
  • Get some form of exercise in every day
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid excessive junk food
  • Try to keep a regular sleep schedule
  • Avoid eating large meals in one sitting
  • Avoid overdoing it on coffee or other caffeine sources

These tips are actually good for everyone, but especially important for truck drivers because of the type of job they have. Even making small lifestyle changes can result in a happier and healthier lifestyle.

At Coldliner Express, we’re committed to our truck driving team. We hope that providing these helpful hints for small but doable lifestyle changes will result in healthier truck drivers!

Driver Spotlight: Jim Bynack

Driver Spotlight: Jim Bynack

Our drivers are what make Coldliner Express great, so we’re starting a new initiative where we spotlight our fantastic drivers throughout the year. Our first driver spotlight is Jim Bynack.

Jim has been with Coldliner Express for three years. He is an excellent truck driver and always goes with the flow, the epitome of a team player! Anything we asked of him, he will do with no hesitation. He is very professional and takes pride in his job as a truck driver for Coldliner Express.

Because he is such a good and dependable driver, Coldliner rewarded him with a brand-new Long Nose Peterbilt. He loves the truck and says it is one of the smoothest rides he has ever had. His favorite part is the digital dash, and says it’s sharp when it’s lit up!

Jim says Coldliner is one of the best companies he has ever driven for, which we are thrilled to hear! Here are a few more fun facts about Jim: his favorite food is lasagna, but not from any truck stop. Homemade from scratch is the only kind for him! He attended Mt. Everett Regional School. One of his hobbies is photography; those pictures above are a couple that he took!

We’re fortunate to have an employee like Jim on our team and are pleased to showcase him in this month’s driver spotlight!

Coldliner Express Goes Big for Driver Appreciation Week

Coldliner Express Goes Big for Driver Appreciation Week

Here at Coldliner Express, we know that our drivers are crucial to our success, so we always go out of our way to show our appreciation. However, when Driver Appreciation Week rolled around, we knew we had to go big to show our drivers just how much we value them. Check out how Coldliner celebrated Driver Appreciation Week this year.

Lunch is on us

During Driver Appreciation Week, which was September 11th – 17th, we bought lunch for our drivers from various favorite restaurants. The drivers were thrilled! They enjoyed lunch from Roosters, Olive Garden, and Raising Cane’s, just to name a few. And wow…. the food was amazing!

Daily gift card drawing

Every day during the week, we gave out $50 gift cards to Texas Roadhouse and announced the winners on social media with cool video clips. If you missed the posts, check them out now on our Facebook page.

Coldliner Express swag

Who doesn’t like some swag, right? Our drivers loved the items that we gave away as part of Driver Appreciation Week, including tumblers and flashlights. And while it really can’t be called “swag,” we put out some really fantastic Coldliner Express cupcakes for everyone to enjoy as well! Surrounded by balloons and signs, our drivers knew how much we appreciate them each and every day.

We consider our drivers as part of our family, and we’re always looking for new people to join our team. We were honored to be able to shower our drivers with the attention they deserve and are already planning on more fun for next year’s Driver Appreciation Week!

Coldliner Express and Our Pet-Loving Drivers

Coldliner Express and Our Pet-Loving Drivers

One of the many things that sets Coldliner Express apart from other trucking companies is that we genuinely love our fur baby family! Our drivers are thrilled with the fact that we welcome pets to come along for the ride when they hit the road. Meet a couple of our pet-loving drivers and their adorable pets!

Charlie

Charlie

Coldliner Express is a pet-friendly company, and it’s not unusual to see a friendly (and furry) face in one of our trucks. This is Charlie! While he’s not allowed to take the wheel, he loves to sit in the passenger seat and get his picture snapped. If you happen to see him and his parent on the road, be sure to give them a wave!

Macchiato

Macchiato

Macchiato’s fur mom is LaNiece. She has 2 Dachshund puppies: Marilyn & Macchiato (Macchiato is the one peeking out from the driver seat to say hi!). You gotta love your job with that adorable face by your side on the road!

Luna

Our animal love doesn’t stop with dogs! This is Luna with her dad Eric. That is her favorite spot with her dad, in the truck and out. She loves riding shotgun!

Siren

One of our amazingly kind, pet-loving drivers saved this sweet baby from a puppy mill, where it had been kept in a ridiculously small cage before he rescued it. Marci took the dog to her vet, and Coldliner Express paid the bill. We’re all family here, including this beautiful puppy!

Siren

Are you a truck driver who LOVES your pet? We get it! Coldliner Express is a pet-friendly company, and it’s not unusual to see a friendly (and furry) face in one of our trucks. We love all of our drivers and their wonderful fur babies. If you’re looking for a pet-friendly company that welcomes you and your furry family, Coldliner Express is the place to be!

Coldliner Express Launches New Driver-Focused Website

Coldliner Express Launches New Driver-Focused Website

In an ongoing commitment to support and recognize our drivers via multiple channels, Coldliner Express recently launched a new driver-focused website!

In addition to the helpful information previously found on the website, we added new information and features to shine the spotlight on our amazing driver family. On the home page, you’ll see the many testimonials from drivers who share their experience working for Coldliner Express. You’ll also find a link to our newly launched blog which highlights our drivers (keep an eye out for future driver highlight posts!). We also create a new, more robust driver-focused page that emphasizes the benefits we offer to our drivers (be sure to check out a few photos of our drivers!). You’ll also find an easy inquiry form if you’d like more information about driving for us before actually submitting an application.

Speaking of applications, we now have a more robust driver employment application for those who are ready to take the next step to drive for Coldliner Express! Easy and straightforward, it gives potential drivers ample opportunity to share their experience and desire to drive for us.

For companies looking to use our transportation services to ship goods, there’s a revamped customers page that provides all the information needed to hire Coldliner Express.

We’re thrilled to introduce this new driver-focused website! Over the next few months, we’ll continue to add new features and resources, so be sure to visit the site often!