We all need to eat better, exercise more and watch our weight. There’s no surprise there, but the trucking industry is finally recognizing that healthier truck drivers are safer truck drivers. And, that’s *healthier* for all of us, you, your friends, and especially your family! Because, they stay awake better, pay better attention to their driving, and make better decisions.
Truck driving is a very tough life, and proper eating/exercising on the road is nearly impossible.
The average lifespan for Americans is 78 years old. For long-haul commercial truck drivers, it’s 61.
That statistic comes from Erin Mabry, a senior research associate at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Truck and Bus Safety. Studies show that 90% of our truck drivers are overweight, which affects their ability to get good rest so they are on top of their game when they are driving full loads down the interstate alongside our cars. So, here’s hoping this story gets out more, and instead of the minority of truck companies embracing this new approach to safety, that it spreads to *all* truck companies, to all drivers, and keeps all of us safer.
For more on this topic please visit this link: http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/good-health-correlates-safer-drivers-increases-retention