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Skin Safety Tips for OTR Drivers

At Cooper Freight Service, we take safety seriously which includes everything from getting a good night’s rest to conducting a thorough pre-trip inspection before hitting the road. Our OTR Drivers also take steps to protect their skin before driving.

You may not think it, but as an OTR Truck Driver, you may be exposed to harmful sun rays, especially while sitting in a truck cab for many hours every day. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UV (ultraviolet) rays can damage skin in as little as 15 minutes.

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Employee Spotlight: Barry Deese

This month we’re honored to spotlight one of our drivers who has driven over 2,000,000 miles for Cooper Freight over the past fifteen years, Barry Deese.

Why do you like working at Cooper Freight?
It’s a good place to work. Very laid back job. Nice people to work with and get along with.

What are some perks at Cooper Freight that you enjoy? 
Work environment.

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Cooper Freight Employees Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

 

June is Great Outdoors Month, a month-long celebration of the outdoors encouraging everyone to embrace the outdoor spirit of America and head outside into the natural world.

During Great Outdoors Month, we celebrate our Nation’s vast array of parks, wildlife refuges, forests, monuments, marine sanctuaries, waters, national conservation lands, and other natural treasures. Every day, Americans across the country draw inspiration and pride from the beauty of our magnificent outdoor spaces. From lush forests in Washington State and coral reefs in the Virgin Islands to snow-capped mountains in Alaska and rolling hills in Vermont—the grandeur of the American landscape fills our souls and fuels our spirit of adventure. These iconic and stunning natural wonders have always been central to our heritage as a people and essential to our identity as a Nation.

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3 Ways OTR Truck Drivers Can Boost Their Mental Health

While 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness annually, a recent study by Deloitte revealed that less than half receive treatment. A study from the Mental Health in the Workplace Summit also found that mental illness is the leading cause of disability for U.S. adults aged 15 to 44 and that more workdays are lost to mental health-related absenteeism than any other injury or illness. Being an OTR Truck Driver increases your chance of behavioral health implications due to the solo-traveling nature of the career. That’s why Cooper Freight has many programs and resources in place to help their OTR Drivers keep a positive mindset both on the road and at home.

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Employee Spotlight: Douglas Davis

This month we’re honored to spotlight one of our drivers who has driven for Cooper Freight for three years now, Douglas Davis.

Why do you like working at Cooper Freight?
The atmosphere, people are easy to work with, equipment is new and always serviced, and there is an emphasis put on family. Things get done, the work moves, pay is great, and being on time is easy with the lead time we’re given.

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Employee Spotlight: Jamie Tallman

This month we’re honored to spotlight one of our drivers who has driven for Cooper Freight for a decade now, Jamie Tallman.

Why do you like working at Cooper Freight?
It is family oriented and they know your name. All of the employees are friendly and accessible. The equipment is kept in fantastic condition. You get plenty of miles with excellent pay. Decent home time. We have lots of one, two and even three million mile drivers for a reason. Best job I’ve ever had. I’m here to stay!

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3 Tips for Truckers to Be Heart-Healthy Beyond National Heart Month

Truck drivers know how difficult it can be to live a healthy lifestyle while they’re on the road and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States! While there are some risk factors that contribute to heart disease that you can’t control, there are also many things you can do to preserve your heart health; especially on the road as a truck driver!
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Winter Driving Safety Tips for Commercial Truck Drivers

A Winter State of Mind

One of the joys of the trucking business is the ability to travel across the country and experience the beauty of different roads from coast to coast. However, this also means you must prepare for various types of driving conditions. The winter months make for treacherous road conditions across much of the country; the best thing you can do to make sure you stay safe when the temperature drops is to be ready.

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5 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Truck driving Holiday safety tips
The AAA predicts, “That more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays represent a 4.4 percent increase over last year.” This means possible delays, traffic congestion, and impaired or distracted drivers, all combined with the unpredictable winter weather. Here are a few ways for truck drivers to stay safe during these hectic holiday travels:

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