See How Easily You Can Eat Healthier On the Road

You know that Bay & Bay Transportation provides a comprehensive list of trucking and transportation solutions for businesses and trucking employment opportunities for truck drivers. Bay & Bay Transportation has also been participating in the TCA’s 3rd Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown. Twelve employees accepted the challenge to lose ten percent of their body weight in ten weeks and represent Bay & Bay in this round of the TCA’s competition. Feel free to check their progress and continue encouraging them as they strive to learn new habits and techniques for staying healthy.

Even though most of us are not involved in the competition, many of us are ready to make some changes and work toward a healthier lifestyle. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to tackle it all at once. Little changes that last over time are the key to long-term results. Small adjustments to our habits and routines can make huge differences in the long run.

FOOD AS FUEL

We all understand that what you put into something is what you will get out of it. Think about your truck’s fuel system. If you put low-quality fuel into your fuel tank, it will affect the performance of your rig. Extended use of sub-par fuel will even shorten the life of your engine.

The same principle applies to you and your body. The quality of fuel you put into your fuel tank will determine the performance of your “rig”. Prolonged use of unhealthy foods will shorten the life of your engine (heart and other organs).

Here are a few food related suggestions and tips for making better food choices while on the road. Remember, you are not trying to tackle all of these suggestions at once. Just starting with one or two of these will put you on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Stay Hydrated: Obviously, this is one of the most important steps. Drinking water helps to flush out all the impurities and waste from you system. Your body cannot—and will not—function at optimum levels if you are not giving it enough water.

Suggestion: At least 64 oz. (1/2 gallon) per day, more in hot weather or after tough tasks.

Keep Track: The simple act of writing down exactly what you eat in any given day may be enough to shock some people into changing their eating habits. To start, use this as a tool before you make any food adjustments so you can look back at your progress after you start.

Suggestion: It doesn’t have to be complicated, just accurate. Here is an example you can use as a guide. Or you can download an app for your smart phone.

Don’t Skip Meals: Not kidding. Especially breakfast. When food enters your system, your metabolism speeds up to turn that fuel into energy. A higher metabolism burns more calories. If you skip breakfast, your metabolism stays close to the rate it was at while you were sleeping—sssllllooowww. Your goal is to get that metabolism racing early in the day and keep it up throughout the day.

Suggestion: Eat three meals a day. Breakfast should contain 20-30 grams of protein found in eggs, greek yogurt, pre-packaged protein shakes, etc.

Snack Attack: It’s inevitable—it’s not quite time for a meal, but your stomach is asking for a little something to get you through. For most people, this is the battleground. This is the time when your choices will either help you to reach your goals, or sink the whole ship. Fight the urge to grab a bag of chips or a slice of pizza. Instead, choose snacks that are better for you.

Suggestion: Almonds, dried fruit, yogurt, popcorn, pretzels, fruit, fresh veggies, etc. Pack some from home to help save money.

A Few More Quickies

  • Drink one less beer than usual
  • Replace soda with unsweetened tea or water
  • Order menu items that are “baked,” “grilled,” or “broiled”
  • Avoid fast food chains
  • Stop eating at least 2 hours before going to sleep
  • Take a 10-15 minute walk around the lot

Slowly integrating some of these suggestions into your routine can have highly positive results. If you take care of your rig, your rig will reward you. You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, and you’ll have more energy. You’ll also be around longer to enjoy your life and your family. So, go ahead…pick one or two little things and get started. It’s the small choices that make the difference.

At Bay & Bay Transportation, we care about our truck drivers and staff. We don’t just provide employment opportunities; we provide career opportunities. For more information on how to join our team, visit our Driver Opportunities page.

Service is Number One

What image do most people have in mind when they think of a trucking company? Well…trucks – maybe lots of trucks; and of course drivers and maybe a dispatcher. For many of us, that’s probably about all we know. In some cases, that may be about all there is, but not with Bay and Bay Transportation. Of course, we’re a trucking company. We pick up, transport and deliver commodities from point A to point B. Anybody with a truck and a driver should be able do that. But that is, as they say, just the tip of the iceberg.

Bay and Bay is more than a trucking company. Bay and Bay is a full-service transportation company. What does that mean to our clients? It means a lot. What we provide begins well before your cargo is loaded onto one of our trucks, and continues until it is safely delivered and unloaded at its destination – on time!

Before we pick up a load, our Logistics Specialists have worked with you to put together the most efficient cost effective means of safely getting your freight where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. Sometimes that may mean transporting by more than one mode, like transferring a shipping container from one of our trucks to a train, picking it up at the train’s destination and completing the delivery. It may also mean making sure there is onsite labor to load and unload your cargo. Bay and Bay specializes in providing our clients with full solution sources to their shipping needs. We listen to you and work with you to get your freight there by whatever means fits your need.

We take pride in over seventy years experience of satisfying our clients with dependable service they can count on every time, no matter what their freight requires. Our equipment is some of the most modern, well maintained in the industry and our drivers are hand selected to be experienced with impeccable safety records. For a full listing of the services we offer, go to the Services section of our website at www.bayandbay.com/services.php.

Shipping and receiving the freight and products that keep your company going is the life blood of your business. Seeing to it arriving safely, on time where you need it is our mission. Thanks to QUALCOMM & EDI tracking technology, we can tell you exactly where you freight is and when it will be delivered. Investing in the latest technology and equipment is just one of the reasons we have been in business and built relationships with thousands of satisfied clients since 1941.

There are hundreds of trucking companies that can move freight across the country, but only the best provide the quality and types of service our clients have come to expect. Bay and Bay is one of the best and we are committed to always be the best. Our clients deserve nothing less.