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Sponsored The Coach: Andrea Morley

January 1, 2019 by John Smith

Andrea Morley is the lead nutritionist and health coach with Healthy Trucker, an organization dedicated to providing health and fitness advice to truckers.

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Take care of truck driver health

December 10, 2018 by John Smith

With so much focus on attracting new truck drivers, it’s surprising we don’t pay more attention to keeping the ones we have alive longer. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), the average life expectancy of a commercial […]

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A Good Fit: The secrets of healthy living on the road

November 8, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — Sutco Transportation has invested in plenty of equipment over the years, but one of the latest additions in the name of recruiting and retention has nothing to do with the trucks. Tucked inside its facility in Kelowna, […]

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Trucking went plaid for dad

July 6, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The trucking industry continues to wrap itself in Plaid for Dad to support Prostate Cancer Canada – and this year Arnold Bros. Transport even earned the coveted plaid vest awarded to the fundraising campaign’s top workplace champion.

The fleet accounted for more than $19,000 of about $50,000 raised by 20 carriers and suppliers this year, according to Trucks for Change, which helped to coordinate industry efforts.

It’s the first time an individual fleet has won the award, but trucking industry efforts have dominated the Plaid for Dad fundraising in recent years. An Ontario Trucking Association team earned the vest in 2016, while a Canadian Trucking Alliance team earned the top spot in 2017.

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A driver’s long road to mental health

July 6, 2018 by John Smith

VAUGHAN, Ont. – The tone in Morris Bellus’ voice can only be described a jovial, but it wasn’t always that way. This year marked the third the 19-year veteran of the road participated in the Ride Don’t Hide for the Peel-Dufferin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

When he registered for his first year on the 100-km bike ride, he’d only been pedaling a stationary bike at the gym for about three months, attempting to jump start a change in his mental health.

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Lack of parking affects driver health; survey needs respondents

January 15, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – A lack of truck parking in Southern Ontario is affecting driver health according to the preliminary results of a survey on the issue.

More than 1,000 drivers have responded to the survey on truck parking being conducted for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to asses the needs of drivers, but the survey’s adminstrator Ted Harvey is hoping for 2,000 more to answer questions before the Feb. 28 deadline.

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Pulse Survey: A look at your health

January 9, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym and eat more vegetables, but it takes effort throughout the year to remain healthy — especially when it comes to life on the road. In this month’s Pulse Survey, Today’s Trucking asked for thoughts on health and wellness.

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IN PRINT — Fit to Drive: Ulch Transport takes action on employee health

December 27, 2016 by John Smith

Ulch Transport dispatcher Paul Podsadecki was miserable in every sense of the word. He was on a steady dose of Tylenol and antacids to dull the recurring headaches and heartburn. Sleep was fitful when it came at all, and his mood was sour. Fellow employees began to avoid him, and he was officially reprimanded for being too irritable on the job.

Then his new family doctor told him he was going to die if things didn’t change. And soon.

“It was a kick in the butt,” Podsadecki admits, referring to his checkup in the winter of 2014. But the scale didn’t lie. He weighed in at 330 pounds. “I didn’t think I was that big,” he says. “I was embarrassed.”

The news spurred him to action.

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New Sleep Apnea Program Keeps Drivers on the Road

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Keep your drivers on the road with new sleep apnea program.

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TCA Launches Second Weightloss Showdown

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Truckload Carriers Association is wasting no time holding another weight loss showdown for the trucking industry.

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CarriersEdge partners to develop online driver wellness program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MARKHAM, Ont. — CarriersEdge and Trans Canada Chiropractic have developed a partnership that will make Trans Canada Chiropractic’s content available through the CarriersEdge driver improvement system.