trucker health

Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

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.

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Worst case trucking scenario: Heart attack while driving

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.

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

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.

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Preparing for a healthier year

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 and when to get them. (Some may be covered in your regular DOT physicals.) Men: Individuals over the age of 34 should be checked for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years. Remember to get health checkups often to watch for ...

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National registry site goes live

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

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FMCSA withdraws April 19 sleep apnea proposal

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

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Weight loss program offering 10,000 obese drivers $800

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

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National Registry rule finalized

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

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Cooking product: collapsible measuring cups

Sleekstor Pinch+Pour measuring cups are made from flexible silicone, so when you pinch the sides, they create a convenient pour spout.

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Snack recipe: Hummus with carrots

I love my carbs, but sometimes eating pita after pita after pita just isn't healthy. So I've switched to eating carrots with my hummus. I was skeptical at first, but it's really quite good. And I also found this soybean hummus recipe and adapted it to my own tastes. Don't be scared off by the soybeans. It's so healthy and packed full of flavor! Keep in mind that you'll need to prepare this at home ...

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