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Survival Guide for Truck Drivers Tips from the Trenches

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ISBN-10: 1401810624

ISBN-13: 9781401810627

Edition: 2003

Authors: Alice Adams, Andrew Ryder

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An employer?s cost to replace a driver ranges from $5,000 to $8,000. Turnover can be prevented and retention increased by developing a driver with the life skills necessary to be successful in their daily working lives. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the only book written for students or experienced drivers that offers, in a straightforward and nonpatronizing style, the practical tips for making life on the road more stress-free and comfortable ? both for the driver and his or her family. Until now, drivers usually entered the transportation industry armed with a Commercial Drivers License and perhaps stories and information from friends and family. This new guide not only provides…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1926 and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from Radcliffe College, she married and had a son in 1951. Adams later recalled her late 20s and early 30s as the worst years of her life. After divorcing her husband in 1958, she worked at secretarial and clerical jobs to support herself and her son. Adams published her first work of fiction when she was about thirty, and was more than forty-years-old by the time she began making a living solely as a writer. In 1982, in recognition of the twelfth consecutive appearance of her work in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards," Adams won a special award for continuing…    

Andrew Ryder is a fellow at Bristol University, associate fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, and a visiting professor at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Making the Transition
Vignette: Join the Fraternity
Being an Effective Communicator
Customer Service: It's Part of the Job
Vignette: Service with a Smile and an Extra Mile
Sharing the Road
Training on the Move
Eating Right: The Key to Your Health
Getting the Exercise You Need
Medical Care and Wellness on the Road
Trucker Skills
Vignette: Mom and Pop Truck Stops Serve Up a Little Bit of Home with Fuel and Food
Road Rage: A Deadly Game
Resolving Conflicts at Work and at Home
Reassurance: It's a Two-Way Street
Vignette: And Now for Dessert!
Stress and How to Deal with It
Keeping the Faith: Religion on the Road
Vignette: Never Forget to Pass It on
Staying Close to Your Most Important People
Managing Your Money
Vignette: Dealing with Gambling Addiction