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Mental Health Tips For Truck Drivers

Posted by Clint Hanner

on 5/24/16 1:53 PM


Every year nearly 44 million Americans suffer from issues related to mental health. These issues range from small bouts of depression and anxiety to more severe issues such as PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders. Although the exact cause of most mental illness is unknown, there are several things that we can do to help improve our overall mental well being.

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Allergies In The Truck

Posted by T.J. Cunningham

on 5/20/16 10:00 AM


Spring is here!  The bees are buzzing, and the birds are chirping.  The flowers are blooming, and the grass is getting cut. What does that mean?  Allergy season has arrived!  Here are some tips to minimize allergies and keep them in check.

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Time For A Pressure Check

Posted by Trenise McGhee

on 5/13/16 10:00 AM


May is recognized across the United States as National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Blood Pressure is a major concern in the trucking industry. Driving Ambition encourages you to get your “pressure checked” annually or as often as your doctor recommends. 

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at a higher pressure than normal.  While a normal blood pressure reads at 110/70, the average American has a blood pressure of 120/80. Readings that measure above 120/80 places individuals at risk for the disease.

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The 4 D’S – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy Driving

Posted by Bob Stanton

on 5/4/16 10:00 AM


The 4 D’s – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and . Well, getting 2 out of 4 isn’t bad. 

Dr. Mark Rosekind, a renowned sleep and fatigue expert - and the recently appointed Administrator of the National Highway Safety Administration, in an interview with Sleep Review [1] outlined the 4 D’s of impaired driving - Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy.


Recently PGT Trucking announced a pilot program using a new Fatigue Detecting Bluetooth headset for truck drivers. [2]

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Are You Stressing?

Posted by T.J. Cunningham

on 4/29/16 10:00 AM


Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental balance. In other words, it is a natural part of life. As a truck driver, you deal with stress day in and day out.

Trucking is stressful!  You have to deal with time commitments, traffic, difficult customers and drivers that think they own the road - even though they are in a smaller vehicle than you.  It happens all the time, and there is no way of avoiding it. But you can manage it.

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Think Distracted Driving Doesn't Impact You? Think Again.

Posted by Amy Allee

on 4/18/16 10:30 AM


April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, a cause that Driving Ambition and the trucking industry in whole, passionately supports. With all of today's modern technologies and conveniences, it's easy to think you can sneak in a phone call, text message or check of the latest news on the Web. But the risks far outweigh any extra time you think you might save, even checking at a stop light.

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MATS 2016 Much More Than Just Another Convention

Posted by Clint Hanner

on 4/13/16 10:52 AM



I have had the pleasure of working in the transportation industry for around a year now. I’ve had countless conversations with and about truckers, trucking companies and the industry as a whole. Surprisingly, none of this really prepared me for my first experience at the Mid-America Trucking Show or MATS as it more commonly referred.

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Drivers of the Month Program

Posted by Amy Allee

on 4/7/16 9:55 AM


Driving Ambition offers professional CDL drivers the freedom and flexibility to choose their own route to success. Whether drivers are looking for greater job satisfaction, better job opportunities or improved work/life balance, Driving Ambition provides an avenue to pair drivers up with quality companies.

We understand that our drivers are one of the main reasons for our continued success and growth. As part of our appreciation, we offer a Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year program to recognize the "best of the best," in our branches that have provided our clients with the exceptional service our clients rely on from Driving Ambition.

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Want Better Sleep? Try These Tips!

Posted by T.J. Cunningham

on 3/29/16 10:30 AM


Are you sleeping enough?  How much sleep are you getting every night?  How much is enough?

March has been coined as National Sleep Awareness month.  One key objective of the month is to make sure that you understand how your sleep can be affected by small changes in your environment.

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Happy Easter!

Posted by Amy Allee

on 3/25/16 11:00 AM


Happy Easter from all of us at Driving Ambition!

As you’re celebrating with your loved ones today, whether that be a traditional Easter feast or surprising little ones with treats inside of plastic eggs, please be sure to think of and appreciate the truck drivers that brought those goods to the store for your happy moments!

Did you know it takes 6 minutes to make 1 Peep? Or that Americans decorate and dye up to 180 million eggs each year? Click below to read more Easter fun facts, courtesy of History.com!

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