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Broken Bone: Easing Back Into Work

A broken bone can occur through many number of ways at work. On top of the pain they bring, they also can keep you sidelined from working for a bit. While you might be eager to get back to work, it's important to know how to ease yourself into it again. That way, you avoid potential re-injury... Broken Bone: Easing Back Into Work Start off small Healing from a broken bone usually means a lot of rest. However, a side-effect of this is that your body might lose a bit of its conditioning. This can make those tasks you used to do no problem a little bit harder. Potentially, you could run the risk of re-breaking your healing bone. Therefore, you might be better starting off with a smaller workload. You might handle some lighter-duty matters at first, while you build your strength back up. That way, you can get back to doing the work you are used to without risking [...]

By | November 7th, 2019|

Diesel Fuel: Why Trucks Use It

Have you ever wondered why trucks opt to use diesel fuel over gasoline? It may seem odd at first that they don’t use the “common” form of fuel. As it turns out, diesel offers some better benefits for trucks than gas does… Diesel Fuel: Why Trucks Use It Efficiency One of the main factors behind why trucks use diesel fuel is because it’s efficient. Diesel offers a lot more energy than gas does. For instance, gas only produces around 125,000 BTU (British thermal units). By comparison, diesel produces about 147,000 BTU. This means diesel is a better choice for trucks, as they need the energy to carry heavy loads. Diesel is also easier on the engine. Diesel engines can run for 12,000 to 30,000 hours before they need maintenance. Gas engines can only run for around 6,000-12,000 hours before they need maintenance. Therefore, truckers can drive for longer without issue. This is crucial considering how many long hauls they have to [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|

Opioid Safety: Manage Pain Safely

After an injury, your doctor might prescribe you some type of prescription painkiller. However, these days there’s an extra emphasis on opioid safety. With how many people have become addicted to these drugs, it’s important to know how you can take them safely… Opioid Safety: Manage Pain Safely Opioid risks In order to understand why opioid safety is important, it helps to know why they’re so dangerous. The recent issues with these drugs can be traced back into the 1990’s. Drug companies began to develop more of these pain-killing drugs, which they claimed weren’t addictive, unlike past powerful painkillers. This led to many doctors prescribing them at increased rates. However, as time went on, it became apparent that these drugs could in fact be dangerous and addictive. With so many of these drugs already being prescribed, large amounts of people quickly became addicted. Addiction risk The issue with opioids, and the reason why opioid safety is so important, is because of [...]

By | November 3rd, 2019|

Motorcycle Jackets: Find Your Style

Much like helmets, motorcycle jackets are another key part of any rider's gear. However, there's a good amount of jacket types out there. Depending on your riding preferences, different jackets might suit you better than others... Motorcycle Jackets: Find Your Style Leather Leather motorcycle jackets are classics. Since they first caught on with riders in the 1920's, the leather jacket still remains a popular choice for many. This is mainly due to how leather tends to be very hardy and durable. A good leather jacket can last you quite a while, especially if you take care of it. However, these jackets can get a bit uncomfortable when riding in hotter environments. Plus, there's always the concern about how well they fare in a crash. Still, these days you can find variants modified for these situations and many more, like with air vents or extra armor. Textiles While leather was the king for a long time, textile motorcycle jackets have also become [...]

By | October 26th, 2019|

First Motorcycle: New Or Used?

Buying your first motorcycle is a very exciting experience. However, while you're probably worrying about mistakes to avoid when riding, you also need to consider what bike you'll be buying. New bikes and used bikes both have their strengths and weakness for you to consider... First Motorcycle: New Or Used? Price Price will play a big factor in what your first motorcycle is. As you'd expect, new bikes tend to be much more expensive than used ones. This is because they have no wear or tear on them, so they'll be reliable and ready to go out of the dealership. However, that peace of mind does come with a premium price-tag. Used bikes, meanwhile, are much more cheaper. That's because you're taking a bit of a risk buying a bike second-hand. These bikes might have varying levels of wear on them, and it can be harder to determine if its been cared for depending on the seller. Safety Safety is another [...]

By | October 24th, 2019|

Helmet Sizing: A Safe Fit

Your motorcycle helmet plays a crucial part in keeping you safe when you ride. However, proper helmet sizing often goes overlooked by a lot of riders. It's important to make sure that your helmet fits you properly, in order to make sure you're as safe as possible when on the road... Helmet Sizing: A Safe Fit Know your head shape Head shape plays a large role in helmet sizing. Despite this, most people don't really give their head shape any kind of consideration. There's three main head shapes which most people fall into. First is oval, the most common of the shapes. Then there's oval, which is wider in the middle, and egg, which is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Thankfully, it isn't all that hard to figure out which one of the three head shape. All you really need to do is have a friend take a picture of your head from a top-down view. Try [...]

By | October 19th, 2019|

Motorcycle Helmets: What To Look For

Motorcycle helmets are some of the most important pieces of gear you can have. Therefore, it's important to make sure you get one which is effective for you. In fact, there's a few key features you want to look for when you're buying a new helmet... Motorcycle Helmets: What To Look For DOT stickers The Department of Transportation holds motorcycle helmets to a very high kind of standard. Considering just how important these helmets are, that shouldn't a surprise. However, the DOT also understands that you might not be able to have all their specifications memorized. Therefore, they've created a system to give you a hand. The DOT places specialty stickers on any helmets which meet their standards. That way, if you're worried about your helmet being up to snuff, just look for the sticker. Always be careful, however, as it is possible for people to fake these stickers and place them on unsafe helmets. Thick liner The main interior component [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|

Spare Tire: Serving Their Purpose

It's always important to take good care of your car's tires. However, even those who are diligent with their main tires often overlook their spare tire. It's key to know how to properly use and care for this tire, in case you ever find yourself needing to use it... Spare Tire: Driving Safely On It Check its age and status Most cars keep their spare tire back in the trunk. While this is nice and continent, it also means its easy to forget to check it regularly. Your spare won't have the same kind of road wear as your other ones, but it's important to make sure it's still in good shape. Usually, most manufacturers recommend replacing your spare every eight years or so. However, there's also the possibility that your spare could be recalled as well. Much like with your regular tires, you'll definitely want to get a replacement which is safe to drive on. The National Highway Traffic Safety [...]

By | October 12th, 2019|

Trucker Accessories: What To Bring

Truck drivers have to spend pretty long periods of time driving. As a result, they definitely want to make this experience as comfortable as they can. Keeping some key trucker accessories on hand can help with this goal. Having these items on standby can make those trips just a bit more easier to get through... Trucker Accessories: What To Bring Sunglasses Sunglasses are one of those trucker accessories every driver probably already has. After all, they certainly are a valuable tool for you. A good pair of sunglasses will help cut down on any incoming glare made by the sun. That way, it'll be much easier for you to see, especially on those very bright days. Plus, they also come with a secondary benefit. Harsh sunlight can cause people to feel a lot more fatigued and exhausted than they would normally. Plus, it can also lead to things like headaches. Therefore, not only do sunglasses help you see better, they also [...]

By | October 5th, 2019|

Desert Hauls: How They Differ

It's not uncommon for truck drivers to make trips all across the country. Of course, that means you'll have to experience all sorts of different climates. One type of trip which truckers struggle with tends to be desert hauls. There's a few things about these trips you'll want to keep in mind... Desert Hauls: How They Differ Varying temperatures Desert hauls are infamous for the temperatures they bring. Everyone knows about the heat: temperatures are commonly very high and the air is always humid. In fact, it's not uncommon for the metal of your truck to become dangerous to touch! This means you have to prepare for being in this heat for long periods of time. However, there's also the fact that deserts get frigidly cold at night, especially during the winter. A common mistake drivers make is packing for just the heat, leaving them freezing when the cold rolls around. Therefore, make sure you properly pack for both extremes. Lack [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|