Restless sleep, insomnia, and waking up tired and lethargic are maladies that affect millions of people daily. Television is filled with commercials for pharmaceutical solutions to help you sleep, but these manufactured drugs often come with unwanted side effects. Thankfully, there are a number of natural supplements to help you sleep better that are easy to find both in pharmacies and online. If you are having trouble sleeping, consider trying one of these 5 natural sleep aids.

Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:09

The Road Life: Battling Obesity

Commercial truckers take on risk when they hit the road. Average long-haulers work 60 hours a week, and they drive around 107,000 miles every year. Most people are under the impression that the biggest health risk for truckers is a crash caused by driver error. It’s true – long hours lead to drowsy and distracted driving, with fatal consequences. But there is another health risk that doesn’t get the same kind of attention, even though it affects a much larger percentage of truckers: obesity.

A report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that approximately 12 percent of crashes occur when drivers have a heart attack, experience diabetic shock, fall asleep, or have some other health-related episode that causes them to lose control of their vehicle. Here’s what to watch for – and how to prevent this common reason truckers have to leave the profession.

As technology advances the possibility of self-driving trucks, many have been inclined to make predictions about the impact they may have on the truck driving industry overall. While is was previously assumed that autonomous trucks would eliminate truck drivers' jobs, many experts now assert that jobs won't be eliminated, just transformed. This blog post will examine those predictions and what changes self-driving vehicles might have for life on the road.

As a trucker, you spend a large part of your life on the road. So, you should be sure to make your “home away from home” the height of comfort and security. Staying alert is also an important part of road life. Fortunately, technology is a huge help with these goals. Advancements boost safety measures, reduce hazards, and provide mobile entertainment. There are also many products designed to help with comfort. Review these top offerings to help you make road life a more comfortable, enjoyable ride.

Monday, 05 August 2019 17:00

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Whether you are a trucker or a traveling salesperson, life working on the road can be tough. There are deadlines to meet, you need to be constantly alert, and there's a lot to do in a short space of time. But there's another unseen risk to this way of working. Sitting for long periods of time is now a big health risk along with being overweight and smoking. It is connected to developing diabetes and other medical conditions. So, staying healthier on the road has never been more important. Here's how you can include healthy habits into your working day.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:25

Life on the Open Road

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You love Smokey and the Bandit as much as the next guy (or gal). But is OTR truck driving right for you? This career path isn’t for everybody, but if you’re the right sort of person, the trucking industry offers a competitive truck driving salary, occupational freedom, and a rewarding experience.

Keeping this in mind, it’s important to consider a number of factors before you start applying for CDL driver jobs. Not only must you obtain the proper driver’s license, but you must be mentally prepared for the challenges presented by the open road.

Keep reading to get a better sense of the transportation industry. Perhaps truck driving will complement your lifestyle and your temperament. Maybe you would be best served working in another setting. Whatever the case may be, we urge you to read on!

Monday, 23 January 2017 17:20

How Can Truck Drivers Improve Their Health?

 

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Truck drivers are often always busy on the road. There’s little time to stop and think about how your health is doing. It is easy to forget to do a workout or choose a healthy meal. We want our drivers at Bancroft & Sons Transportation, LLC to be happy and healthy on the road. We hope these tips will help improve your life as a CDL truck driver! 

 

  1. Set Obtainable Goals for Yourself: It’s important that you set reasonable goals for yourself. Think of where you want to be in a month and a year. Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want to lose weight? Pick a plan and stick with it.

  2. Meals & Snacking: We know how easy it can be to just pick up some bags of chips and go. Planning in advance is your best option. You can pack fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, and healthy snacks like nuts for lunches and dinners. This way you won’t be tempted to pick up an unhealthy snack on the road.

  3. Quit Smoking: If you smoke cigarettes, breaking this habit can often seem difficult. Although when you quit smoking you’ll notice so many health benefits immediately and in the future.

  4. Exercise: Although you may be on the road all the time, try to fit in 20-30 minutes of exercise per day, every week. Cardio is a great option - even just walking around at a truck stop is great for your health.

  5. No More Sugar Drinks: Replace your sodas with water. Sugary drinks will not hydrate you which can cause tiredness and headaches while you’re on the road. Try keeping a bottle of water on you at all times!

  6. Get Enough Sleep: Sleep might be the most important thing a truck driver needs to think about when it comes to staying healthy. Never skip a night of sleep! Investing in the right pillow also helps get the best night sleep on the road.

 

 

Here at Bancroft & Sons Transportation, LLC we want our OTR truck drivers to know that their health is a priority to us. We don’t want to put our employee’s health on the line for the job. It’s important to us that our employees get all the information they need to live a healthy life. So, if you’re interested in learning more about trucking jobs at Bancroft & Sons Transportation, LLC, contact us today!

 

 

Bancroft FAQ      

       You're probably reading this blog because you’ve heard that we’re hiring, and it’s true! Bancroft & Sons is currently looking for licensed, dependable and experienced OTR truck drivers in the Dallas, Fort Worth & Arlington, TX area. Instead of making you go around looking for the answers to your questions, we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers.

  1. Will I know when my days off are?

One of the benefits of working with us is that every employee gets a dedicated route. This means that you’ll always know when your days off are, which makes planning family-time much easier. We understand that you have a personal life, and we want it to be easy for you to have a meaningful life off of the road.

  1. How long has Bancroft and Sons been around?

We have been a family owned trucking company since 1969. Starting with 1 truck, we now have over 200 late model trucks and over 400 employees! Our business continues to grow regardless of the economy and other external factors.

  1. What are the benefits like?

Our employees are eligible for medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, ten paid holidays per year and 401k contributions! Read more about our benefit package here.

  1. What trucks do you provide?

Our trucks are never older than 18 months, and we always provide our employees with the most current technologies. Read more about the equipment we provide for our employees here.

 

 

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our staff! Give us a call at (972)790-3777 ext 154 or visit our website at www.bancroftandsons.com. Ready to apply? Fill out an application online!

 

 

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Stay Healthy On The Road

 

When you’re on the road, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and prioritize convenience over health and wellness. The most popular excuses for a healthy lifestyle are time, finances and emotions.  But, what if it were easy, quick & cheap to keep yourself healthy? It’s important to stay well so you can make the most out of your time on the road and enjoy your down time even more.

Check out our favorite tips for staying healthy on trucking jobs:

-Exercise

Daily exercise can do wonders for your physical and emotional well-being. Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of time or space to work out, check out these exercises you can do right in your vehicle! Take a few minutes every day to keep yourself strong and energized for the days to come.

-Drink lots of water

While coffee and energy drinks may provide you energy bursts, it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. When you drink enough water (typically 8 glasses a day), you often eat less calories, feel more energized and look healthier.

-Eat light

Have you ever felt sluggish after a large meal? Many studies show that eating lighter meals more frequently throughout the day keeps you more energized and satisfied. Check out this article for more inspiration on eating more frequently throughout the day.

 

 

            Want to work for a company that prioritizes your success? Bancroft & Sons always supplies the most current technologies and trucks to our drivers, as well as amazing benefits and dedicated routes. Learn more about our transportation jobs and fill out an application here

Are you looking for your next opportunity? Get on the road to success by working with us at Bancroft & Sons! Why is this such a good opportunity? Well, to start, we offer dedicated routes, medical and dental benefits & the latest equipment and technology to all of our drivers. But, there’s even more. If we look at the trucking industry as a whole, it’s hard to say no to a career in logistics.

-          8.9 million people are employed in trucking-related jobs in the U.S.

-          Truck drivers in the U.S. drive over 430 billion miles per year.

-          Bancroft & Sons employees enjoy an average salary of $60,000/year, much higher than the average!

-          Over $671 billion in retail & manufactured merchandise is transported by truck drivers per year.

Are you ready to come work with us? Apply online today or give us a call at (972)790-3777 Ext 154!

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