health

Amid HIV outbreak, truckers warned about prostitutes, needles in Indiana

Truck drivers are being warned to not engage in sexual activity with commercial sex workers or share needles for intravenous drug use along the I-65 corridor in southeastern Indiana following a major HIV epidemic that’s come on in recent months.

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Former ‘Biggest Loser’ offers health program for drivers

Former NBC "Biggest Loser" contestant Pete Thomas has teamed up with Trucking Moves America Forward and Pilot Flying J to offer a health program for professional drivers.

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Health haps at MATS include walk, cook-in-the-truck summit

The two key driver-led health events -- a 1.5-mile walk followed by the new Cooking in the Truck Summit -- are in the offing Thursday evening, March 26, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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CDC: Hundreds of truckers die annually from not wearing seatbelt

33 percent of truckers who died in 2012 crashes had skipped seat belts, but up to 40 percent would have lived if they had buckled up.

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A couple’s experience with health-insurance premiums

“Once tax season hits, people are going to freak out.” --insurance agent Holly McCombs on Obamacare reaction. She and her husband, car hauler David McCombs, remain insured off the ACA exchanges.

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Kicking colorectal cancer in the butt

Michelle Mintling will never forget May 23, 2014. It was the day she had her first colonoscopy and began one of the toughest battles of her life. Michelle and her husband Dennis are team drivers, leased on with Landstar. They've spent the last 9 years traveling the country together. They've hauled everything from baby diapers to military vehicles, and enjoy the freedom of the road almost as much as they enjoy the time they get to ...

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Day of reckoning: Health insurance/tax decisions weighed by owner-operators

As health insurance tax penalties hit many owner-operators, the prospect of paying double next year could change the decision on coverage; meanwhile, the King v. Burwell challenge to the ACA gets under way.

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Mac to feature truckers’ health program at MATS

Mac Trailer announced it will help sponsor the Walk A Mile America Foundation’s new program, Truck Drivers Health.org. Barry Pawelek, the foundation’s founder, will discuss his experiences as a retired truck driver at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The Walk A Mile America Foundation develops health programs through experience, and Pawelek’s story is intended to help drivers understand why they shouldn’t neglect their own health while on the road. Visit the Truck Drivers ...

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Take an interactive stroll through two vaping devices

Owner-operator Jan McCarter's Innokin iTaste personal vaporizer is among the more advanced vapes on the market, though it shares common attributes with simpler devices.

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Vaping practices, preferences, potential health issues

More results from Overdrive's 2015 survey about smoking/vaping practices among its owner-operator readers.

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