HEART ATTACKS & TRUCK DRIVERS: GETTING BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Truck drivers are no different than everyone else within the general population within our country. They suffer many of the same types of medical conditions and other problems. That said, due to the lifestyle and stress associated with their work, they are at greater risk for suffering certain medical problems and events. This is very true as it relates to truck drivers and heart attacks…

Tips For Businesses During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Recent articles proclaimed a truth that manufacturers in all industry sectors know all too well: “You can’t build jets working from home.” As law offices, financial services firms, and tech companies close their doors and require employees to “work from home,” manufacturers face the reality that manufacturing requires employees to work on site. There is no factory production work from home. Intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act and workers’ compensation absences are hard enough to manage in the ordinary course of business. But the challenge to staff a factory becomes much more daunting every day during this COVID-19 pandemic, with emphasis on self-quarantine, social distancing, and avoiding groups of as few as 10 people…

Some Truck Driver Safety Rules Suspended Due To Coronavirus!

After President Trump declared a national emergency to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Transportation has exempted certain truck drivers from HOS rules. This kind of regulatory relief has happened on the state level before, states pausing drive time limits inside the state during natural disasters, and Connecticut and Ohio have done so again for this current health crisis. But the federal government has never done so in the 82-year history of the legislation…

WAITING PERIODS FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS: DOES A DRIVER NEED TO WAIT THAT LONG?

Waiting periods or defined time frames that a driver must wait following a health related event (like a heart attack) regardless of any treating provider’s opinion. The time frames are based on research statistics relating to necessary recovery times following the event (or treatment such as surgery) that ensure that the driver is safe to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

CAN A PREVIOUS HEART ATTACK DISQUALIFY ME FROM DRIVING?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and for truck drivers, who spend hours sitting behind the wheel, inactivity and lack of exercise can create a much greater risk for heart disease and problems. It should not simply be viewed as a concern for passing your DOT physical, but more importantly, as a major health issue, one that can lead to a much shorter life.

15 Tips For Truck Drivers To Make Smarter Choices When Eating Out On the Road!

Eating a healthy diet on the road can be a challenge for drivers. Truck Stops are full of easily accessible junk foods and convenient fast food options. Truckers are stressed and on tight schedules to deliver their loads on time. When you’re stressed and strapped for time, it’s easy to find yourself grabbing something not so healthy, out of convenience.