Winter Survival Must Haves

The cold temperatures are no joke. Keep yourself safe and have these items inside your truck or vehicle at all times!

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Boots
  • Blankets
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Non-Perishable Food

 

Stay Healthy This New Year!

Life on the road can be difficult on many levels, especially when it comes to your health. With the new year approaching, its time to start focusing on your health and what you can do to improve it. Here are a few easy tips to a healthier you.

AVOID STIMULANTS! This includes coffee and energy drinks and well as illegal substances. They give you a short burst of energy and then you crash hard. They also take a huge toll on your overall health. Your body knows when it needs to rest, you shouldn’t be trying to bypass that by using a stimulant

DRINK WATER! Being dehydrated can cause so many health issues. Your body doesn’t give you the signals of being thirsty until you are already in the beginning stages of dehydration. Dehydration can cause extreme fatigue, headaches and many other problems that can make driving difficult. Instead of waiting for your body to tell you it’s thirsty, try and sip at your water throughout the day. Your body requires half of your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 170 lbs you would need to drink around 85 ounces of water.

EAT LESS MEAT! Eating meat gives you a high source or protein, but an overall meat focused diet isn’t healthy. There are many other ways to add protein into your diet. Here are some foods that are a good replacement for meat.

EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! Try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can throughout the day. They are not only great for your overall health, they help digestion as well. The best way to eat them is raw, followed by frozen. Use them in shakes or smoothies or throw some fresh fruit into your water to help flavor it.

 


 

Dog Policy

West Side Transport is now a dog-friendly trucking company (not that we didn’t love dogs before!). We are now allowing dogs to be your traveling companion while you drive for the best company in the industry. West Side Transport’s Wellness committee is devoted to providing our drivers with the healthiest lifestyle possible while being out on the open road. By having a dog on the truck you will now have all of the benefits that come with having a dog! The list includes boosting your mood, keeping you active, socialize with other people, stress reliever, companionship, and someone to talk to (it’s not weird)!

Not everyone wants or can have a dog in their truck, but if your choose to we now have that available!

For more information, contact a recruiter today! 1-800-677-5627