Driver Health

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September 9, 2013

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

August 8, 2013

New Study May Help Drivers Meet Their Blood Pressure Goals

Achieving and maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important not just for a driver's well-being, but is also essential for maintaining a commercial driver’s license.

July 29, 2013

Being Healthy Behind the Wheel

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.

July 10, 2013

Urgent Care Travel Opens Location in Oklahoma City

Urgent Care Travel is opening a second location in Oklahoma City, the second location for the company, which plans to open as many as 100 urgent care facilities at Pilot Flying J travel centers.

July 8, 2013

Taking the Driver Physical to a New Level

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.

June 26, 2013

Rolling Strong and Cigna Program Will Deliver Wellness Solutions to Truck Drivers

Global health service company Cigna and Rolling Strong have created a program to deliver wellness resources to professional bus and truck drivers nationwide.

June 12, 2013

Prime Drivers Compete in Month Long Bicycle Challenge

Mario Almendarez, a lease operator at Prime Inc., rode a total of 538.99 miles to win Prime’s 2013 May Bicycle Challenge.

June 4, 2013

Melton's New HQ Will Promote Driver Wellness

Melton Truck Lines is building a new driver-friendly headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., which will emphasize the trucking company's commitment to driver and employee wellness.

May 10, 2013

FMCSA Proposes Additional Rules for Trucker Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a proposed rule to allow state and federal enforcement officials to easily share and view the most current and accurate information about a commercial motor vehicle driver's medical certification status.

May 8, 2013

Urgent Care Travel Opens at Pilot in Knoxville, Tenn.

Urgent Care Travel opened its first urgent care location at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. The company plans to open as many as 100 urgent care sites at select travel center and travel plaza locations nationwide.

April 12, 2013

Medical Services Added To Bordentown Petro

TravelCenters of America has opened a medical clinic at the Petro Stopping Center, located off I-295, Exit 57, in Bordentown, N.J. This is the first medical clinic offering in the state for the chain and its 18th location nationwide offering medical services.

April 5, 2013

7 Tips to Create a Driver Wellness Program That Works

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.

March 4, 2013

Ironman Triathlete Prime Driver Publishes Book

Siphiwe Baleka, a former lease operator with Prime Inc., gave new meaning to the phrase “Driver Health and Fitness.” In April 2012, right after completing a three-year lease with Prime, Baleka competed in the Ironman South Africa triathlon, finishing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run in 11 hours 59 minutes and 14 seconds.

July 1, 2008

The Silent Killer

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

July 1, 2008

Health On The Highway

Trucker health is in a sorry state.

April 1, 2006

To Their Health

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

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