health

Big John Drury — aka the ‘dancing trucker’ — heads up health effort at GATS

At the Great American Trucking Show, as he explains this video, trucker Big John Drury has partnered with Progressive Commercial to spread the message of health through dance.

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Learn healthy habits while attending GATS

To help truck drivers develop ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the 2015 Great American Trucking Show features the Landstar Fit For the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion.

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Fit for the Road 5K run/walk to be held at GATS

A Fit for the Road 5K run/walk will be held at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 a.m.

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GATS to offer free health screenings at new Health and Wellness Pavilion

This year at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 27-29, a variety of free health screenings will be offered at the Landstar Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion.

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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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