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Category Archives: Truckers Health

FMCSA Introduces Driver Wellness Programs

Oct
1,
2015
5

by Elaine Papp Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Driver Wellness Programs So, what is it all about? The FMCSA, a regulatory agency, is talking about wellness for truckers?? HMMM — should drivers be worried? Why is FMCSA doing … Continue reading

Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
0

  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

Trucking Solutions Group provides free health screenings at GATS Health Pavilion

Jul
6,
2015
1

  As the trucking industry becomes more aware of the need for improved truck driver health, professional drivers themselves are taking it upon themselves to become more aware and accountable of their health and the inevitable consequences that can result … Continue reading

Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
1

On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

FMCSA NPR to amend certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best

Jun
4,
2015
3

  The FMCSA NPR to amend the certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best Originally posted By Randolph Rosarion M.D. on May 25, 2015 • ( 1 Comment ) There is a reason why the PDR (Physician Desk Reference) … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Telemedicine offers truckers access to medical care 24/7

May
26,
2015
1

For many, the trucking lifestyle is difficult enough, but when a driver is faced with an illness or sickness on the road, the difficulties can become much more serious. I remember years back when I became extremely ill while miles … Continue reading

Trucking and the real truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mar
18,
2015
3

  On Saturday March 21st at 6PM ET AskTheTrucker “Live’ will have one of the most informational shows for one of the most controversial and concerning topics within the trucking industry. Sleep Apnea. Our guests will include certified DOT medical … Continue reading

Healthy trucking groups rallying at Papa John’s lot at MATS

Mar
16,
2015
0

              As MATS approaches in less than 10 days, the drive for truckers to not just become healthier, but to enjoy the journey of becoming healthier increases.  The words “sacrifice ” and “diet” are … Continue reading

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