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Driver Health & Wellness
The health and wellness of professional truck drivers is of supreme concern and was ranked as the 8th most important issue in the industry by contributors to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). In January 2014, a study was published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine titled “Obesity and Other Risk Factors:
The National Survey of U.S. Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury.” Over 1,600 long-haul drivers were surveyed and results indicated that 88% of drivers display at least one chronic disease risk factor such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, and/or poor sleep practices.
In a survey conducted by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) in 2014, 56% of its member companies reported that they currently do not have a driver-focused health-and-wellness program.
Recently, outreach initiatives and resources have been put into place to encourage drivers to seek a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about TCA Wellness, powered by Rolling Strong, that was created for this very reason.
Additionally, by focusing on health and wellness there is the potential to increase job satisfaction, recruitment possibilities, industry image, the longevity of employee service, and the overall efficiency and output of the company. Healthy happy employees make better businesses.
Learn more about TCA Wellness and how you can start offering an in-house program, today!