Road Tested Living
As truck drivers we all know how hard it is to find balance.  The balance of long workdays, combined with time on the road, and  family obligations, finding time for ourselves or personal interests and our health is a challenge.  Like many drivers this one I struggle with.  The last several years has been working on […]
A good friend Jewel Jones President of Over the Road Apparel e-mailed me a request the other night.  She wanted to do a promotion for driver appreciation week in the form of a contest based around the simple hashtag of #WHYIDRIVE.  She asked me if I would mind taking a picture with that tag in one […]
Following up with our much loved Canadian biker, I asked Taavi about his favorite biking locations.  His answer brought up some unexpected, and interesting points.  He told me he has many locations he enjoys biking.  But mentions Nashville, Tenneessee for the “bridge downtown, cycling paths, and farmer’s market.”  It certainly is a city with a […]
In an earlier article we spoke with Taavi about his quest for losing weight and getting healthy again after a seven-year hiatus.  Driving a big truck often leads to being sedentary and falling into unhealthy habits, as Taavi personally discovered.  With a bit of determination, motivation, and a change in daily routines he was able […]
They say when you are out on the road you meet many interesting people.  38 Year old Taavi Rutishauser is one of those interesting people!  He is a truck driver, mountain bike rider, on-road bicycle rider, and worked as a bike messenger prior to becoming a truck driver.  He is a marathon runner, an entrepreneur, […]
Lately there has been talk about how drivers are no longer considered the Knights of the Road. There are many reasons for that.  The attitudes of some drivers, tighter schedules, and electronic logs, concern for liability, and load hi-jacking to name a few of the concerns.  When we look at various social media outlets. We […]
At  GATS in Dallas TX, this year was the lead off to a major event that will be taking place for driver health and wellness.  Rolling Strong, along with Freightliner, and the Truckers Rolling Against Hepatits-C Campaign, had a driver wellness pavilion at GATS.  At this pavilion one could have their blood pressure, weight and […]
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