health

‘That’s what family does’: Driver Ronald Miller on the way back to health

The story of trucker Ronald Miller, left with partial paralysis after complications from flu back in December -- he's soon to be recuperating at home thanks in part to a couple of trucking-specific organizations.

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Better health: Trucking lifestyle can lead to headaches

Trucking can be a high-stress job that leads to poor eating and sleeping habits. These factors – as well as alcohol, smoking, poor posture and more – can lead to headaches of varying length and severity.

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Telemedicine, walk-in truck stop clinics can keep drivers rolling when sick

When you’re ill far from home, finding a local doc often isn’t practical, and getting sicker doesn’t cut it. Now there are better remedies for remote care.

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Better health: Weak circulation can point to other problems

Because of the largely sedentary nature of long-haul driving, truckers have a higher incidence of weak circulation and other heart issues, as well as the interrelated conditions of obesity and diabetes. Recognizing these symptoms early and discussing them with your doctor can help prevent them from worsening.

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FMCSA, DOT present oral arguments over sleep apnea guidelines, medical form changes

Attorneys for OOIDA argued last month in court that the U.S. DOT illegally altered sleep apnea screening guidelines for truck drivers by slipping an appendix into larger rule after the public comment period had ended. DOT refutes these claims.

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The difference between passionate speech and the truth

Passion is great, but the truth is often found far from it: The sleep apnea rulemaking being shelved does not mean a truck driver is now "more likely" to be nodding off behind the wheel, as noted a former Federal Railroad Administration official on CBS news.

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‘Rigs without cigs’ cessation campaign from the Truckers’ Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has launched its Rigs Without Cigs campaign, now pre-registering drivers and others who wish to quit smoking for good.

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POLL: Do you support Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal/replace’ efforts?

Republican bills in both House and Senate would overhaul much of the Affordable Care Act, including removing the mandate to purchase insurance. More controversial items include the reining in of Medicaid eligibility, return of tax cuts to wealthy Americans, and big changes to the individual market for insurance. What's your view?

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Rolling Strong to launch health app for truckers

The app provides truckers with health and wellness guidance, along with tracking of meals, exercise, sleep and more.

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Podcast: One owner-operator’s credit claw-back after identity theft | ‘ELD or me’ dates set

How did owner-operator Scott Reed find out about the theft of his identity that destroyed his good credit: He learned of erroneous warrants for his arrest out West. Hear how he repaired the situation here. Also: "ELD or me" demonstration dates set for Oct. 3-7.

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