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Driver Health

February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department

How Fitness for Duty Exams Can Prevent Worker’s Comp Claims

Con-way Truckload is one of a growing list of carriers that are requiring pre-employment agility testing for drivers.

By Jody Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI

There’s a simple way to avoid many worker’s compensation claims: Don’t put the wrong worker to work. The “wrong worker,” simply put, is anyone who is physically unable to perform essential job functions.

Tags: Driver Safety, Americans with Disabilities Act, Driver Fitness, Drivers, Driver Health

December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Controlling Business Costs, Part 3: Healthcare

By Kate Harlow and Deborah Lockridge

Healthier employees also can help control the employer portion of healthcare costs. Since hiring only 100% healthy employees isn't a feasible option, many companies are looking at the benefits of an onsite medical care facility to help improve the health of their employees.

Tags: Insurance, Driver Health, Business, Healthcare Costs

November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Expect Big Impact on Workers Comp from Obesity Classification

Fluffy's only claim has been for more to eat.

By Jodi Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant, HNI

The reclassification this summer by the American Medical Association of obesity as “a disease state” effectively declared that one-third of all Americans has a medical condition requiring treatment. The obesity classification will have a tremendous impact on health insurers and workers compensation insurers alike.

Tags: Drivers, Workers' Compensation, Driver Health

June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Being Healthy Behind the Wheel

Gaston Töpfer, a long-haul driver with Erb Transport, participated in TCA's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown. Here are photos of him before and after his weight loss journey.

By Kate Harlow

Gaston Töpfer, a long-haul driver with Erb Transport, has plans to run a half marathon. On its own, that may not sound terribly impressive. It’s pretty amazing if you know that not so many months ago, Töpfer was having trouble playing with his kids for more than a few minutes due to his weight.

Tags: Driver Health, Fit to Drive, Erb Transport

July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Taking the Driver Physical to a New Level

By Deborah Lockridge

Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who shares the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an ongoing project rather than every-other-year paperwork – and the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners could be a step in that direction.

Tags: Drivers, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fleet Safety Conference, Fit to Drive

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

7 Tips to Create a Driver Wellness Program That Works

Many companies have designed "wingman" programs encouraging employees to work out together or check up on how the other is doing.

By Megan Young, Contributor

We have officially entered the CSA era of regulation from the U.S. Department of Transportation. With this, we will see changes in commercial driver s license standards and driver qualification — and likely an increased emphasis on driver wellness.

Tags: CSA, Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Wellness programs

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Silent Killer

By Bette Garber, Contributing Editor

Two fleet drivers shared their experiences with obstructive sleep apnea testing and treatment programs sponsored by their carriers.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Health Issues, Truckstops

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Health On The Highway

By Bette Garber

Trucker health is in a sorry state.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Health Issues, Health, sleep disorders

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

To Their Health

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

The driver pool is aging and poor health is an increasing issue.

Tags: Driver Health

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