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Category Archives: Truckers Health

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

FMCSA Division Chief to address trucking medical regulation concerns

May
21,
2014
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Elaine Papp, RN, MSN, COHN-S CM, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs of the FMCSA will once again be joining us on Truth About Trucking ‘Live June 19th 2014 at 6PM ET.  The last time Ms Papp was … Continue reading

National Registry law goes into effect May 21, 2014 for interstate CMV drivers

Apr
24,
2014
1

  Announcement from FMCSA Driver/Carrier: By now, you’ve heard about the National Registry law that goes into effect May 21, 2014. After that date, all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must get their medical certificates from a certified medical … Continue reading

Trucker Charity calls for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Truckers

Apr
23,
2014
4

Press Release BY: Trucker Charity, Inc.   Carbon Monoxide has been a concern of the trucking world for a long time. Even now, with the under truck exhaust systems (grass burners) and  APU’s, the worry remains and is becoming more … Continue reading

Are fleets duty-bound to provide extreme weather help to their drivers?

Apr
8,
2014
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All fleet operators in the UK take road safety seriously. The country has some of the safest roads in the world and professional drivers and transport companies must take some of the credit for that. However, things are changing for … Continue reading

The Health Law and How it is affecting the Trucking Industry

Mar
19,
2014
1

Join us March 20th at 6PM ET and be informed about one of the many choices the trucking industry faces: The Health Law and its affect on trucking. The battle is over and the Health Law is indeed law. Now … Continue reading

Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
5

America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

Telemedicine: Medical Help for Over the Road Truckers

Jan
9,
2014
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Becoming ill while driving, it’s happened to all of us who have driven any length of time over the road. What do you do?  Many drivers say they just “tough it out” and keep driving.  But there are many times … Continue reading

Truckers Challenged to become Healthy -1,000,000 Pound Challenge

Aug
21,
2013
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What do you do when you have an industry where a significant number are overweight and in many cases even obese? You can change the laws and maybe even threaten their livelihood, but how do you change a mindset? This … Continue reading

Small Business Owners can Legally deduct ALL Health Insurance Premiums and Cost

Aug
12,
2013
0

          If someone was to give you, let’s say $4,000 in exchange for $300 would you say that was a real benefit to you? And if the $300 that you exchanged for the plan came with … Continue reading

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