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NY Times Wants To Hear From Long-Haul Truckers

Study: Truckers With Three Or More Medical Conditions Are More Likely To Crash

A new study suggests that for commercial truck drivers, having three or more medical conditions is linked to a significantly increased risk of crashing. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Utah School...
Feds: Truck Driver In Double Fatality Crash Hid Diabetes Diagnosis

Feds: Truck Driver In Double Fatality Crash Hid Diabetes Diagnosis

Federal investigators say that a box truck driver involved in a crash that killed two on the Maine Turnpike concealed his diabetes diagnosis in order to continue to operate across state lines. Driver Not Medically...
Six Surprising Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

Six Surprising Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

If you've never had kidney stones, consider yourself lucky. These nasty little nuggets of salt and minerals can cause pain that's often called "worse than childbirth" along with nausea, vomiting, and blood in your urine....
Professional Driver Tops The List Of 10 Most Back-Breaking Jobs

Professional Driver Tops The List Of 10 Most Back-Breaking Jobs

A study from the North American Spine Society put "Driver" at the very top of their annual list of the careers most harmful to back health. The findings will come as no surprise to anyone...
How To Make Sure Your Favorite Trucking Pages Show Up In Your Facebook Newsfeed

6 Ways That Social Media Can Contribute To Driver Depression — And 6 Small...

After you spend half an hour scrolling through Facebook, how do you feel? Is your news feed full of puppy pictures that make you smile? Political rhetoric that angers and annoys you? Or is it...
ATRI And Mayo Clinic Seek Feedback On Driver Medical Exams

ATRI And Mayo Clinic Seek Feedback On Driver Medical Exams

The American Transportation Research Institute announced yesterday that it is working with the Mayo Clinic to improve the DOT physical exam process and needs feedback from truck drivers and motor carriers. More specifically, the ATRI...
Study: 20% Of Crashes Caused By Sleepy Drivers

Study: 20% Of Crashes Caused By Sleepy Drivers

A study released on Monday says that drowsy driving is responsible for one in every five crashes and that it killed almost 5,000 people last year. Study Points Out Widespread Dangers Of Drowsy Driving The study...
Tips For Staying Hydrated -- Even If You Hate Water

Here Are 5 Ways To Stay Hydrated — Even If You Hate Drinking Water

There are some people who can happily chug glasses of water all day long. They have their own BPA free water bottles. They look healthy. You can tell they feel great. And then there are...
6 Symptoms Of Sciatica That Truck Drivers Should Know

6 Symptoms Of Sciatica That Truck Drivers Should Know

"My sciatica is acting up again." Stick around in trucking long enough and you'll probably hear this statement -- either from another trucker or coming out of you own mouth. That's because driving for long...
Study: Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Increases Diabetes Risks For Men

Study: Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Increases Diabetes Risks For Men

A recent study by European researchers found that men who sleep too much or too little are at increased risk for developing diabetes. Insufficient Or Excessive Sleep Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk In Men In a...
6 Strange Symptoms Of Vitamin Deficiency

6 Unexpected Signs That You May Have A Vitamin Deficiency

When you're on the road, getting healthy food can be a challenge. Truck stops are filled with junk food, and cooking in your truck can be daunting and time consuming if you don't have...
Sleep Apnea Testing Costly For Truck Drivers

Survey: Suspected Sleep Apnea Is Costly For Truckers

A new survey released by the American Transportation Research Institute says that sleep apnea screening can cost thousands of dollars -- and that more than half of truck drivers pay at least some of these...
Top 9 Reasons Trucker Quit Their Jobs

Top 9 Reasons That Truck Drivers Leave Their Jobs

A recent study performed by HireRight quizzed truck drivers on why they decided to quit their jobs. Here are the top 9 factors that drivers say made them leave their trucking jobs (note that the...
Workplace Violence Warning Signs

7 Workplace Violence Warning Signs You Should Know

The tragedy that struck Knight Transportation in Texas yesterday goes to reinforce the fact that no industry, trucking included, is safe from the threat of workplace violence. And the threat of workplace violence isn't going...
Foods To Boost Heart Health

7 Foods To Eat To Boost Heart Health

Heart disease is a major threat to the health of commercial vehicle drivers. While you can't change everything about the trucker lifestyle that can put your heart health at risk, you can try to...
Allergy-Proof Your Truck

Driving With Allergies Is Dangerous — Here’s How To Allergy-Proof Your Truck

You may think that driving with a constant sneeze or itchy eyes caused by seasonal allergies is no big deal, but a study on how your allergies affect driving ability might make you change...
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