Driver Health

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May 27, 2016

Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

May 12, 2016

Survey: Home Time and Health Issues Cause Drivers to Quit

With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.

April 27, 2016

FMCSA to Co-Host Listening Sessions on Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.

April 20, 2016

Commentary: Take a Load Off

These days most of the innovations we see have to do with saving a buck, and we don’t often see one aimed at making drivers more comfortable. How about a custom-fitted truck seat that can be adjusted remotely by a medical professional?

April 1, 2016

IMI Campaign Raises Money for Truckers in Need

IMI recently donated $5,000 to the St. Christopher’s’ Fund, a charity supporting truckers with medical troubles that have led to financial difficulty.

March 23, 2016

Drivers at Risk for Mental Illness?

"No matter the cause ... being involved in an accident can leave lasting mental scars. Being in a wreck—or even seeing one—can cause enough stress and anxiety to become a diagnosable mental illness, like acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)." Read more in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

March 22, 2016

Backing off Back Pain

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.

March 21, 2016

Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Severe Crash Risk, Study Finds

Drivers with sleep apnea have a five times greater risk of a severe crash when they do not adhere to a mandated treatment program, according to a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

March 10, 2016

Eye-Opener Report: FMCSA Should Boost Driver-Fatigue Research

A new report prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine advises the FMCSA to improve data and research methods “to support a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between operator fatigue and highway safety and between fatigue and long-term health.”

January 22, 2016

How Not to Lose Sleep Over Apnea

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.

January 5, 2016

TravelCenters of America Offers Driver-Focused Fitness Options

TravelCenters of America is offering a selection of fitness, food and wellness options aimed guiding drivers toward a healthier lifestyle.

December 3, 2015

TCA and Rolling Strong Announces Driver Wellness Program

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.

November 18, 2015

The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

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.

November 13, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard after Medical Condition Causes Fatal Crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.

November 4, 2015

HireRight Adds Sleep Apnea Study to Driver Screening

Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.

October 30, 2015

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Hiding Medical History

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.

October 26, 2015

Fitness App Offers Program for Truckers

Trucking fitness personality and fitness coach at Prime, Siphiwe Baleka, has launched the Active Trucker fitness program for Android and iOS mobile devices.

September 25, 2015

Sleep Apnea in Truckers Continues to Confuse

Are doctors going overboard in sending drivers for expensive sleep studies? Deborah Lockridge explores this topic in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 4, 2015

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

May 19, 2015

Driver Group Seeks to Fund Mammogram Screenings

The Truckers Solutions Group wants to raise money to bring a mobile mammogram unit to a trucking show to provide free screenings to CDL holders.

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