Friday, 3 April 2015

Trucking Nation Podcast: 17. Inspections, App Reviews, & Natural Remedies

Happy April, Trucking Nation! There is a lot going on this month, so much so that this month is National Stress Awareness Month. It doesn't have to be stressful and in this week's show we talk about all kinds of ways to lift that tax-stress off your shoulders. If tax deadlines weren't enough, inspection season is gearing up and you need to be prepared now. There's is a lot to talk about so click that PLAY button!










Here's the rundown

Inspections
Inspection season is about to start and to make your life easier it is best to always be prepared. Keep all your paperwork in one location like a zip up folder. You can hand over all the requested information easily without having to search for anything. Always inspect your truck before heading out on the road.

TruckLogics' New Features
TruckLogics.com has added some great new features. Check out this blog to find out more - Experience TruckLogics' New LTL Feature

App Reviews
I love technology and I love reviewing it even more. There are a lot of apps out there that say they are great for truckers, but really don't live up to their descriptions. Here are this week's Apps that I reviewed and are great for truckers.

 - Life360 App
This is a good app to stay connected with your family and they can see exactly where you are, and vice versa. It's easy to use and provides a messaging and panic feature. I would suggest not allowing the push notifications so you can use the app uninterrupted.

 - IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator App
ExpressIFTA's IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator App is amazing to allow you to plan your future expenses. It is very simple to use and you don't need to create an account or enter any business information. You just open the app and enter your states, mileage, and fuel purchases and the app automatically calculates your tax. It is free to download and available on App Store and Google Play.

 - Express4868 App
This app was released by ExpressExtension.com to provide tax filers with the option to file a personal tax extension from any location. There are guided help prompts to show you where to input your information and the entire process can be completed in 10 minutes. This app is available for free download on App Store and Google Play. Form 4868, when e-filed, will provide you with 6 more months to e-file your personal tax return. If you have any questions about tax extension e-filing, contact the ExpressExtension Support Team via phone: 803-514-5155 or email: support@expressextension.com.

Natural Remedies for Sore Post-Workout Muscles
There are a lot of over-the-counter products to help soothe your aching joints and muscles, but they contain ingredients that actually aren't very good for you. If I have a problem pronouncing the ingredients, I question what's in the product. I have growing distrust in over-the-counter products so I searched for natural remedies to help that aching go away after your workouts. Working out is amazing and so many truckers are switching to a healthier lifestyle, but muscle soreness can really take its toll. Here are some great remedies I found that really work:

 - Ace bandages soaked in Epson salt and apple cider vinegar. It sounds weird, but this is my go to muscle pain relief. All you do is soak a few Ace bandages in a solution of about half water/half Epson salt. Then add a few good dashes of apple cider vinegar (don't you love my measuring). I just let it soak in a sealed plastic container all day and warm it up before I wrap up. Keep it on for at least 20 min and you will feel so much better.
  - Molasses in coffee or tea. This one is new for me and I've tried it a few times. This remedy is great for really sore joints. After a hard workout in the morning my knees start hurting ones the adrenaline wears off. I will drink this little cocktail of goodness about 30 min after my workout and it really works to ease my joint problems. I really don't feel the pain anymore and I didn't have to take any over-the-counter drugs.

There were a few more I talk about, so be sure to listen to the show to learn them all.

Planning Your Workouts
One of the best ways to stay on top of your workouts is to plan them ahead and know exactly what you will be doing. Make sure you aren't doing the same exact thing every day and vary your workout difficulty. Adding some yoga in or a deep stretch session at the end of the day to stretch out your body from sitting for longs periods of time is great to make sure you won't have a lot of soreness the next day.

Thank you so much for listening! Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for meal, health, fitness, and everything trucking. Remember Trucking Nation, you get what you give in this world, so try to be kind and enjoy the ride. I will talk to you soon - Misty Noel

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