June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Lockridge
Fleets report they are losing drivers who can no longer re-certify to drive after health issues were uncovered under newer more stringent DOT physical procedures.
Tags: Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Driver Retention
March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By David Cullen
Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Driver Health, Fatigue
January 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Despite sleep apnea’s devastating impact on highway safety and personal well-being, truck drivers can be easily and affordably treated for this common medical condition.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Executives at several large long-haul fleets talk about their efforts to keep drivers healthy and happy through wellness programs in the final installment of HDT's Driver Dilemma series.
Tags: Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Driver Dilemma
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Kathy Close, J.J. Keller
A recent rule on the medical qualifications of commercial drivers has many on both sides of the examination table raising eyebrows.
Tags: CDL, Driver Health, Med Card
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
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
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
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