health

Lost time, money focal point for drivers during second FMCSA sleep apnea listening session

Costs, both time and money, were big topics of conversation during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ “fact-finding” listening session on sleep apnea/operator safety Tuesday, May 17.

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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Notes on keeping your fur shiny

"Sometimes, being proactive is hard – but it's worth the investment. Take care of yourselves on the road!" More from Wendy on the benefits of telemedicine and health care generally, despite marked problems.

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through the past year? Covered on your spouse's plan or a plan grandfathered by Obamacare? Purchased on the exchanges? Not covered at all?....

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Telemedicine: Future for non-emergency care?

Whether you're insured or not for health care, a new relatively affordable telemedicine service geared for truckers and offering 24/7 access to U.S. docs points to the future of non-emergency health care on the road.

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Use downtime to take a few walks each day, TCA recommends in driver health webinar

The Truckload Carriers Association hosted a webinar Thursday to discuss its new driver health and wellness program, TCA Wellness powered by Rolling Strong.

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Iron trucker Nathan Bugg’s health transformation

After he made a bet with his brother that he could finish a marathon, trucker Nathan Bugg has come a long way from 265 lbs. and out of shape. His most recent accomplishment: the Arizona Iron Man triathlon last November.

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What missed the cut for 2016

Sometimes, making resolutions is hard: On shedding the right ones for a successful, productive year -- and more.

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How to get covered through the health insurance exchanges

How to access assistance navigating the health-insurance exchanges enable by the Affordable Care Act. The 2015-16 open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.

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‘Obamacare, round three’ kicks off with open enrollment Nov. 1

As insurance exchanges start the third annual open enrollment period Nov. 1, owner-operators have one last chance to avoid fines that are getting stiffer in 2017 for not carrying health insurance.

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