health

St. Christopher Truckers Fund offering free vaccine vouchers for drivers

Truckers can print the vouchers from the organization's website and take them to Kroger, The Little Clinic, Walgreen's or The Medicine Shoppe at White's Travel Center to receive the free vaccines.

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Obamacare open enrollment: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 for HealthCare.gov insurance exchange

A series of state-run health insurance exchanges, however, have announced extended periods, most through either January 15 or 31 with some differences.

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Rolling Strong launches health app for drivers

Rolling Strong, a creator of driver wellness programs, has launched a mobile app to help truckers make healthier choices while over the road.

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Bills in Congress would require FMCSA to implement sleep apnea rule

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's announcement this summer that it had tabled a rule meant to implement screening criteria and treatment protocol regulations for obstructive sleep apnea, Congressional Democrats aim to press the agency to resume working on the rule.

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FMCSA’s med board to review waiver protocol for drivers on anti-seizure medication

FMCSA's Medical Review Board will meet next week to discuss the criteria for which drivers on anti-seizure medications must meet in order to be cleared to drive.

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Minimizer introduces aftermarket mattress with lifetime guarantee

Trucking industry supplier Minimizer unveiled Friday a truck mattress line that the company says closes a quality void that exists among stock and other aftermarket mattress offerings. The company introduced the new Long Haul Mattress series at the Great American Trucking Show. 

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AeroFlow launches referral program that gives drivers $75 toward apnea testing and treatment

AeroFlow’s at-home tests, which are mailed to buyers via fast shipping options, cost $250 -- much cheaper than the average $1,350 cost of an in-lab test.

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‘Rigs Without Cigs’ tobacco cessation campaign kicks off at GATS

Drivers who sign up for the campaign will get weekly emails or phone calls to answer any questions or to provide encouragement for continuing to cut back on tobacco use.

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Top Dem in Senate urges FMCSA to ‘reverse course’ on sleep apnea rule

The agency’s rule, which it formally scrapped last week, would have set in place criteria for medical examiners to use to determine which drivers should be referred for sleep apnea tests. The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, has called on FMCSA to resume the rulemaking process.

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FMCSA eyes removal of diabetic drivers’ exemption requirement

Truckers with insulin-treated diabetes may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule come to fruition.

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