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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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!
Bancroft & Sons Blog – Resolve to be Happier!
The beginning of every year always feels like a fresh start. It’s a chance for us to examine our lives and determine what we’re going to improve over the coming year. About 52% of Americans are unhappy at work, according to a report by the Conference Board. Since many people spend the majority of their time at work, why not do something you enjoy for a company that treats you well?
At Bancroft & Sons, we’re dedicated to creating and maintaining a great company culture! When you work with us you get the following benefits:
- Dedicated Routes
With dedicated routes, you can be home with your family on a weekly basis! When you know your route ahead of time, you can plan more efficiently.
- Great Benefits
We offer our employees great pay, great miles, home time and great medical and dental benefits! We also offer paid vacation!
- New Trucks!
We update our equipment every 18 months or sooner!
So why not start on a new journey towards a happier life? We’re hiring! Apply online here or give us a call at (972)790-3777 ext 154!
Bancroft & Sons Blog – Now Hiring!
So, you’re currently working as an OTR truck driver and you love what you do, but the company you work for isn’t treating you as well as they should. Does this sound familiar? Unfortunately, that’s not unusual; 70% of U.S. workers are unhappy about their job!
At Bancroft & Sons, we ensure that all of our employees’ needs are met. As a family owned company, it is our top priority to treat each employee like they are family. When you work with us, you get to be a part of our great company culture and receive amazing benefits!
Ready to apply? Click here or give us a call at (972)790-3777!
Bancroft & Sons Blog—How to Avoid Back Pain While Driving
Truck drivers drive more than just about anyone, and with that comes back pain & discomfort. Common complaints from truck drivers include:
We’ve put together a list of helpful tips & exercises to keep you feeling good, so you can perform your best!
Sitting on your wallet, keys or other items can cause back pain due to sitting on an uneven surface. Find a safe place for your personal items before you start driving.
It’s important to get up and move around every couple of hours. Pull over to stretch, or do some yoga to alleviate your back pain!
Maintaining a healthy diet makes you feel good and can help maintain a healthy weight range! Keeping excess weight off will easy back pain & prevent further discomfort.
If you’re looking to work with a company that will keep you on a dedicated route with great pay & benefits, apply at Bancroft & Sons today! Click here to apply or give us a call at (972)790-3777 ext 154!
Bancroft & Sons Blog – Truck Driving Safety Tips
At Bancroft & Sons, we take safety very seriously. The safety of our drivers, other motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians is our top priority. We’ve compiled some of our favorite safety tips that will benefit all drivers, no matter what you’re driving!
- Check your mirrors often
- Always use your signals when making lane changes and always ease into your lane change listening for horns and watching the corresponding mirror.
- DO NOT SPEED. Pay attention to all traffic control devices/signs.
- Do not tailgate. Allow at least six (6) seconds of space between you and the vehicle ahead. Space Management is imperative to preventing accidents.
- Driver slower than posted limits when traveling in inclement weather. (Rain, Sleet, Snow, Ice, Fog, etc.)
- Keep your eyes ahead of traffic.
- Only use your phone with a hands-free device. NEVER TEXT AND DRIVEFatigued driving is dangerous and is an unnecessary risk. Stay within your allotted hours, take your break, and if you need to take additional breaks during your shift, do so in a safe location never on the side of the road!
Are you looking for a new company to work for that will make you feel valued & gives the benefits you’re looking for? Look no further than Bancroft & Sons! Apply now or give us a call at (972)790-3777 ext 154!
How to be a Healthy Trucker – Bancroft & Sons
It may not always be easy to resist the temptation to eat fast food, especially when you’re out on the road. But, a healthy trucker is a happy trucker! The healthier you are, the better you’ll be at your job and the more money you’ll make. We’ve made a list of some of our favorite snacks to fight off cravings & keep you healthy!
Raw nuts – dry roasted, unsalted or raw nuts make the perfect snack! Just make sure to keep in mind the serving sizes!
Hummus & Veggies – Hummus will keep you full until your next meal, in order to add more nutrients try dipping carrots or raw peppers in it!
Rice Cake & Peanut Butter – This is a nice balanced snack that will fill you up!
Jerky – Jerky is a great snack because it is low in fat and high in protein.
Energy Bars – Energy bars contain a lot of essential nutrients & protein! Make sure to look for ones with a low amount of sugar.
Looking for other ways to improve your career? Bancroft & Sons supports our employees in many ways! Click here to read more! We’re hiring!