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10 easy peasy crockpot meals for over the truck drivers to make while away from home. Minimal ingredients, maximum taste, and the set-it and forget-it system Crockpots and Instapots provide for us. Additional fitness and health resource links.

Living Healthy Over The Road

Links and resources (including recipes) to help you live a healthy lifestyle. Being healthy on the road is a big initiative in the entire freight forwarding industry. There are now countless programs that help truck drivers to live a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. If you are wondering how to stay healthy as… Read More


Recruiter, Jesse Butler, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone from Montana to talk about our Health & Wellness month here at Decker Truck Line. Throughout the episode, Jesse and Darin discuss three important aspects of health & wellness: sleep/mental health, nutrition, and fitness! Listen as they chat about easy stretches and exercises you can do from inside your truck, provide you with tips on how to choose healthy food on the road, and why it’s so important to start your day after a good night’s rest.

Inside the Triangle Update Episode 30

Stick around to hear Darin announce the December Drivers of the Month and the December Scorecard Bonuses! In this week’s episode, our host, Darin Ladlie, relays a few messages from different departments here at Decker Truck Line.  Darin talks about WorkHound and all the great feedback and suggestions we’ve already gotten from our Professional Drivers… Read More


Benefits of lunges: •Lunges are a great exercise that is also helpful in improving your cardiovascular health. It is effective in strengthening your quadriceps. It works great on your lower body muscles. •It is also effective in building up your thigh muscles.

Drivers Fitness on the Road

How are you staying fit on the road? Are you working out on a daily basis?  What kind of exercises are you doing while you are out on the truck? If you are not living a healthy lifestyle, you are not alone. Some drivers have the worst lifestyles in the world and it is increasing… Read More


Healthy living out on the road is possible through proper nutrition, physical exercise and plenty of rest.

Health Living On The Road

The best foods to eat for long-distance driving are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods will provide you with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs without adding on unwanted calories. Instead, eat more foods that are: Close to their natural state: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. Less processed: whole grains…. Read More


Importance of Driver’s Health and Wellness

Truckers are often mentally exhausted due to long periods of driving and heavy traffic congestion on major highways. Stress can be reduced by finding a hobby you are interested in.
It is vital for each of us to get enough sleep each night. Physical exercise is good for your cardiovascular health. Stretches help with mobility and injury prevention. Having proper nutrition can with weight loss and overall health. Meal planning can help reduce stress and improve your nutrition. Use the tips to live a healthier, happier life.


Lifting Wall Board Tarps

When a driver arrives at a consignee with a load of wall board, the driverunstraps the load, removes the bungees and pulls the wall board tarp onto the ground and folds it up. Because of the fall hazard, drivers are not allowed to get on top of their load and fold the tarp on the… Read More


Meet Elaine Schlick, Driver Trainer and Orientation Instructor, on this week’s episode of Inside the Triangle. Elaine joins host, Darin Ladlie, to explore Driver Orientation at Decker Truck Line. They walk through, day by day, the first week that Drivers join the Decker Team and how they help to prepare them to get out on the road.

Inside the Triangle: Elaine Schlick

Orientation Instructor, Elaine Schlick Meet Elaine Schlick, Driver Trainer and Orientation Instructor, on this week’s episode of Inside the Triangle.  Elaine joins host, Darin Ladlie, to explore Driver Orientation at Decker Truck Line.  They walk through, day by day, the first week that Drivers join the Decker Team and how they help to prepare them… Read More


suggestions you can give us for along that line and winter driving back into a reef, you're gonna go allow that's heated or Jill, just make sure you start that refer unit when it's really, really cold, those don't return as much fuel as a truck does, so the ref is gonna need to manage as well, a lot of times we'll have them switch a money continuous run if it's gonna be really cold, 'cause you gotta remember that fuel tank is hanging down underneath there, getting all that winter weather off the road, taking it up with snow, and it kind of insulates it and it doesn't get very warm, so if we're putting an IL in the truck tanks, we... To start putting it in the refer tanks as well.

Winter Driving Tips

Great work on staying on top of the weather and getting those diesel additives in your fuel. #keepmovingforward #DrivenToBeTheBest #DeckerTruckLine #staysafe


Driver Recruiter, Jesse Butler, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to talk about the Driver Referral Bonus Program and the Minimum Pay Program. Jesse and Darin explain how referring other Professional Drivers to join the Decker Team can be a very lucrative way to make extra money. The more Drivers you refer, the better the incentives get! They also talk about the new Driver Minimum Pay Program and why they’re so excited about this opportunity for Drivers. Jesse and Darin go over the requirements needed to get the minimum pay; and how Drivers can enjoy quality home time and still maintain a steady paycheck.

Driver Referral Program Episode 20

Driver Recruiter, Jesse Butler, joins host Darin Ladlie over the phone to talk about the Driver Referral Bonus Program and the Minimum Pay Program. Jesse and Darin explain how referring other Professional Drivers to join the Decker Team can be a very lucrative way to make extra money. The more Drivers you refer, the better the incentives get! They also talk about the new Driver Minimum Pay Program and why they’re so excited about this opportunity for Drivers. Jesse and Darin go over the requirements needed to get the minimum pay; and how Drivers can enjoy quality home time and still maintain a steady paycheck.


Inside the Triangle Episode 19

Professional Driver Crystal Haun joins host Darin Ladlie this week to chat about why she took the leap to join the trucking industry; and who inspired her to pursue a career as a Professional Driver after having a desk job her entire life. She also shares how SmartDrive, Transflo, and her Driver Manager Drew Cardy have all helped her to reach her goals and in turn become a successful Driver. Crystal enjoys sharing her story, she has some great tips for Drivers who are new in the industry.


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