General Transport Inc.

March 2021 Newsletter

General Transport Inc.

Stocking Your Truck Pantry

With the winter storm that stranded trucks all over the Southern part of the county country in February; it is important to always be prepared.
Although you cannot always have everything you are accustomed to in the truck, having pantry staples readily available is always a best practice to maintain:

-Dried fruits and nuts
-Canned goods
-Instant rice
-Jerky
-Cup Noodles
-Power/Granola bars
-Shelf safe microwave meals (In moderation-high in sodium)
-Peanut Butter
-Water

Other good items to keep in your truck with you in the event you may need them:

-Spare medication

-Blankets

-Weather protectant clothing

-Kitty litter

Although there may be limited storage in the truck, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected.

 

General Transport Inc.

Spot Light Driver-
Russell Downs

Russell Downs has been an owner operator with General Transport since February 2019, driving 260,430 safe miles. He enjoys the “toys” of cars and motorcycles. If you don’t know him, he probably just hasn’t run across you yet. Russell is a very nice man who loves to talk to fellow GT drivers and makes friends wherever he goes. We are proud to have you part of the GT family and your unwavering dedication to General Transport.

General Transport Inc.



I Saw the Sign

Please make sure you are not parking in front of our dock doors.
We have recently put up signs to help assist. By blocking the loading/unloading docks it limits our efficiency to get drivers out in a timely manner.

Seeking Health Benefits, From Socks

I think we can all agree that truckin’ ain’t easy!
It is very demanding not only on the driver, but on their body as well.

Sitting and doing pedal work for 12 plus hours a day is not good for your blood circulation.

Prevent Leg Discomfort:

The top reason to wear compression socks is to alleviate leg pain. Drivers are prone to hours of vibration which can cause cramps due to decreased blood circulation. Leg cramps can be the beginning of serious health problems if left untreated for long periods of time.

Ease Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:

Plantar Fasciitis is when the tissue at the bottom of your feet becomes inflamed. With drivers spending a possible 11-13 hours with their weight on their heels, this is a common condition for them. Compression socks can ease this condition by improving blood flow, leading to faster healing and can also provide vital support to over-exerted muscles helping in preventing further problems.

Fight Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT):

Deep Vein Thrombosis poses one of the most major health risks to people with a tendency to sit for extended periods of time. Due to a lack of movement for extended periods, blood clots can form in the veins of legs and can travel to the heart increasing the possibility of a stroke.

How to Avoid a Tumble from Your Equipment

Keep three of your four limbs in contact with the vehicle at all times
Always get in and out of the equipment facing forward.
Wear proper footwear that provide proper support and tractions
Be aware of any hazards (ice, potholes, debris, or slippery pavement)
Never jump from elevated locations (truck, trailer, or dock)

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