Driver Health

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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.

April 30, 2015

Fed Med Card Recordkeeping Relief on Its Way

A recent rule on the medical qualifications of commercial drivers has many on both sides of the examination table raising eyebrows.

April 6, 2015

Prime Invites Drivers and Carriers to Fittest Trucker Competition

Prime is reserving 30 competition slots for drivers from other fleets to participate in its Fittest Trucker in America competition, taking place Aug. 29 at the company's headquarters in Springfield, Mo.

February 23, 2015

Video: Changing Lanes - The Siphiwe Baleka Story

After failing to qualify for the Olympics, former competitive swimmer Tony Blake (now Siphiwe Baleka) found his new calling as a truck driver and now heads a training program to get his fellow drivers healthier while on the road. This Fox Sports segment follows his 20-year story. 

February 16, 2015

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

January 20, 2015

Article Explores One Doctor's Foray into Truckstop Medicine

All That's Trucking: The latest blog post looks at how an old-fashioned country doctor is serving drivers at a Virginia truckstop.

January 14, 2015

NTSB Takes Aim at Commercial Trucking Safety, Distracted Driving

Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.

December 3, 2014

FMCSA Will Clarify Sleep Apnea Instructions to Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will clarify its instructions to medical examiners concerning screening drivers for sleep apnea. In response to congressional concern about sleep apnea training for examiners, the agency said it will notify examiners and trainers that they should not use federal rules and advice as guidance for apnea screening and testing.

October 28, 2014

FMCSA Wants Stricter Prescription Narcotics Restrictions

Truck drivers who use prescribed narcotics should not be allowed to drive, say the doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That could mean changes in driver medical exams.

October 24, 2014

Driver Use of Schedule II Drugs Gets Scrutiny

The doctors who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are recommending closer scrutiny of drivers using Schedule II drugs, such as opioid-containing prescription pain relievers and medications for attention deficit disorder.

October 13, 2014

Congressmen Air Concerns About Sleep Apnea Training

Two congressmen have told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that some of the organizations providing sleep apnea training to medical examiners are teaching the wrong material.

October 13, 2014

Health + Sock Prevents Driver Health Risks

The Swiftwick Health+ sock improves blood flow to the lower leg by providing compression from the ankle to the lower leg.

October 13, 2014

Do Drivers With Sleep Apnea Have to Use a CPAP Machine?

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a malady affecting many truck drivers, the standard treatment has long been the C-PAP device, a continuous positive airway pressure. But many find it cumbersome, and some companies market oral appliances to treat the condition. Will they meet new federal guidelines for treating apnea?



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