Most goods in the U.S. are delivered by long-haul truck drivers. Businesses don’t often think about the unhealthy side effects that come with the truck-driving profession, and that can spell trouble for the drivers and for business profitability.
There are a number of factors about the truck-driving occupation that contribute to poor physical health, including:
The CDC conducted a large, in-depth national survey on long-haul truck drivers to learn more about the health and safety conditions these drivers face. This study found:
What employers can do
There are several steps employers can take to maintain a healthy driver workforce:
If a truck driver suffers a heart attack or dozes off while hauling a load weighing tens of thousands of pounds, the results can be catastrophic. In addition to the lives lost or forever changed, there could be a considerable cost to the business.
Make driver wellness a priority. It makes good business sense and it’s the right thing to do.
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