trucker health

Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

| January 21, 2014

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

Worst case trucking scenario: Heart attack while driving

| July 29, 2013

As part of the ongoing 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, what should you do if stricken with a heart attack while driving? Quick tips for those who are curious.

Erb Transport, PGT manager win TCA’s weight loss contest

| January 23, 2013

Rhonda Yost of New Brighton, Pa., and New Hamburg, Ontario-based fleet Erb Transport took top honors in the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

Preparing for a healthier year

| January 02, 2013

Start the year right by making sure you are current on your health checkups. To make it easier to keep those resolutions of staying healthy, we made a list of the most important health screenings ...

National registry site goes live

| July 20, 2012

FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners went live in May.

FMCSA withdraws April 19 sleep apnea proposal

| April 24, 2012

After announcing its proposal to adopt recommendations from two of its advisory committees, FMCSA the same day withdrew the proposal.

Weight loss program offering 10,000 obese drivers $800

| April 21, 2012

HTAA will pay 10,000 obese truckers $800 for participating in a free physician- supervised weight loss program.

National Registry rule finalized

| April 18, 2012

Health-care professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck drivers must be DOT-certified.

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