What is the Most Common Health Problem for Truck Drivers?
“Stress from pressure to be on time and traffic. It causes you to be irritated all of the time.”
R E Garrison
“Smoking too much. Gives you high blood pressure. Eating the on the road is unhealthy, too. We don’t have a lot of choices of what to eat.”
“High blood pressure from stress. My trucking insurance is high. Fuel prices are high. It’s stressful.”
“We all smoke. Nearly all of us do, and it causes health problems.”
“Obesity from lack of movement, not getting exercise and not walking around.”
H. O. Wolding
“Getting old and fat.”
Ruth Glenn, Va.
Continental Express Inc.
“Food – everybody wants to eat right, but there’s nothing healthy about fast food. My friends are getting older, and there are a lot of health problems because of the unhealthy food.”
“Fatigue. I try to avoid it. Stress, too. That I do suffer from occasionally.”
“Diabetes, heart disease, so many of them have heart attacks. It’s all from not getting enough exercise.”
“In my company, it’s been people that smoke. Causes lung problems and lung disease. We had two die of cancer.”
William Thomas Trucking
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