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2022 Truck Driver Championships

Iowa and Montana State Competitions Altoona, Iowa – Six professional drivers represented Decker Truck Line in the Iowa Truck Driver Championships on Friday, June 10, 2022. Mike Graf, Mike Mertz, Felix Perez, and Tom Melton all competed in the Flatbed division. Mike Graf, Mike Mertz, and Felix Perez were all first-time participants at the TDC…. Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

How Physical Fitness Helps Drivers Combat Mental Health Issues Mobility is vital to truck drivers. As a driver, if your mobility is compromised you not only will struggle with getting in and out of the truck but also performing the required pre-trip and post-trip inspections, throwing and securing tarps, washing out trailers, adjusting the fifth… Read More


Thank you to all professional drivers

Why I’m Thankful

The life of a truck driver is full of sacrifices, today, I’d like to share a few of the many things I’m thankful to drivers for. You fuel our economy. Without drivers, gas stations would go out of business. You take our garbage to the landfill, recycling centers would go out of business, and factories… Read More


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Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Pizza at its core is bread with cheese and sauce. That is the canvas to work from, making changes in order to create a masterpiece. The wonderful thing about making pizza is there is no “wrong” way (Even though those from Chicago and New York would disagree). I have seen more and more pizza modeled… Read More


Annually there are 1.17 million injuries that occur in the workplace. These injuries cost $215 billion per year in direct and indirect costs (also known as the cost of lost productivity). The average worker spends $5,103 each year on health care related to work injuries. These direct costs are even higher when you include lost productivity, wage replacement, and non-pecuniary (pain and suffering) losses. Although it is typically considered a leading cause of job-related injury, truck driving is not usually considered the leading cause of work-related injuries. It is more common among trucks that do a lot of heavy hauling or off-road driving rather than those that carry freight over long distances.

Injury Prevention for Truck Drivers

Resistance training, pilates, and stretching are all great injury prevention methods for truck drivers to engage in on a daily basis. The best part is that these methods help prevent injuries and improve the performance of truck drivers all at once. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that truck drivers perform some form… Read More


Living healthy while on the road as truck driver.

Improve Health and Conditioning with Resistance Bands

One of the greatest advantages bands have over other dumbbells or other gym apparatuses is that they fit easily into small spaces, allowing you to continue your workout regimen on the road when you can’t get to a gym.Resistance bands can be used for a variety of exercises that work most of the major muscle… Read More


Can you make it? Dry Van Virtual Career Fair 

Virtual Career Fair

Dry Van Driving Positions Can you make it? Join us on Wednesday, March 24th at 1pm Central for our Virtual Job Fair discussing Dry Van opportunities in your area. We will be providing you details on: Salary and Compensation Home Time Mileage Equipment Q&A I’m sorry. You’ve missed the Virtual Job Fair. You can watch… Read More


Cooking in the truck. Thomas Remington, Decker Truck Line Flatbed Lease Purchase driver tells us how cooking in a truck is an option for busy truck drivers. Driver spotlight is self-proclaimed trucking chef, Thomas Remington on cooking a the truck. See more of Thomas Remington on his Instagram @BeardedFlatbedguy

Truck’d Up Chili

The Truck’d Up Cooking monthly cooking in the truck series featuring Thomas Remington as @BeardedFlatbedGuy Thomas Remington is featured on this week’s podcast, https://anchor.fm/deckertruckline/episodes/38-Driver-Spotlight—Thomas-Remington-estjdo Volume 1: Issue 1 This is an amazing recipe to either make-ahead of time (at home) or in the truck. The recipe is very flexible, allowing you to tailor it to… Read More


Like many, Thomas carries an Instantpot, crockpot, and grill (and now a stovetop burner) and his truck is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Unlike many, Thomas has mastered cooking in the truck.

Cooking on the Road

Some think that it’s near impossible to eat well when you are an over-the-road truck driver. Others…well, let’s just say, some know the tricks a little better than others. Thomas Remington is one of those “some”.Like many, Thomas carries an Instantpot, crockpot, and grill (and now a stovetop burner) and his truck is equipped with… Read More


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