Statistics About the Overall Wellness of Truck Drivers

Recently insurance company Travelers held a symposium focused on truck drive health and wellness issues. Some of the statistics discussed included these:

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At issue is this: a driver’s health and wellness affects their work performance. Those in poor health have slower reaction times and, unfortunately, less focus and awareness when driving big rigs.

The symposium’s aim was to get people talking about health and wellness issues for truck drivers. If companies start investing in these issues, and everyone gets on board, positive changes can be made. It will involve everyone from top management to dispatchers and maintenance workers to truckers in order to improve the overall approach the trucking industry takes toward placing an emphasis on health and wellness.