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FMCSA creates new health regulations law

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Trucking carriers and other companies have established wellness programs recently to promote trucker health, but the industry will now receive help via federal government legislation.

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched its second weight loss competition for truck drivers.

The HTAA is starting a $20 million program that will pay 10,000 commercial drivers more than $800 each if they lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In recent years, trucker health has been a major concern, with many drivers suffering from obesity and sleep apnea. A new partnership between Rolling Strong and Healthy Vending Management is looking to ease those concerns.

With the 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour in full swing, Freightliner Trucks recently announced its plan to team up with Rolling Strong to improve the initiative and advocate greater awareness of trucker health issues.

In an effort to advance trucker health initiatives, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced plans to require special training for healthcare professionals that examine truck drivers.

Looking to arm drivers with better education regarding trucker health, the 2012 Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour will begin on April 18. As part of its campaign, Rolling Strong will give drivers access to tools to help them be healthier on the road.

The Department of TransportationÂ’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced it will allow truckers to use window film to keep safe from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Driver Health and Wellness and the Healthy Trucking Association of America announced the launch of the Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality Program, which will give trucking companies more of an opportunity to focus on trucker health.

DFP creates new, safe loading dock

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

In an attempt to improve trucker health, Diversified Fall Protection recently announced a new loading dock safety gate that falls in line with Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance.

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