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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.


Decker is now offering $1450 ($1700 in some areas) a week with weekly home time in our Midwest Guaranteed Pay Flatbed division.

Midwest Flatbed Guaranteed Pay

Decker is now offering $1450 ($1700 in some areas) a week with weekly home time in our Midwest Guaranteed Pay Flatbed division. Are you looking to be home on the weekends, run regionally and have a guaranteed pay each week? Wanna know how to qualify? 9 months of flatbed tractor-trailer experience clean driving record (3… Read More


Professional Truck Driver Jerry Arthur joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about what it was like in 2006 when Jerry first started at Decker compared to now! Jerry and Darin also talk about transitioning to a Lease Purchase Driver and how to overcome any obstacles that may come your way.

Driver Spotlight: Jerry Arthur

Inside the Triangle, A Decker Truck Line Podcast episode 16 Our latest episode of Inside the Triangle is out now! Professional Driver Jerry Arthur joins host Darin Ladlie to chat about what it was like in 2006 when Jerry first started at Decker compared to now! Jerry and Darin also talk about transitioning to a… Read More


5 tips to consider when deciding what trucking company to work for. Choosing the best trucking company can not only bring you home more money but offer you your preferred home time. #besttruckingcompany #trucking #truckingcompany #truckdriver #trucker #truckamenities #truckingaccessories #truckaccessories #truckerslife #lifeofatrucker #DeckerTruckLine #trucks #logistics #Peterbilt #Semi #SemiTruck #truckingequipment

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding What Trucking Company to Work for

How do you choose a good trucking company when you are being bombarded by phone calls, emails and texts from numerous prospecting trucking companies? Stability Is the company well established? Does the company offer a stable work environment? Will you receive consistent paychecks or a guarantee/minimum pay? Work Life Balance What kind of home time… Read More


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