Truckers Health

The truck driving industry is overwhelmingly unhealthy to it’s participants.  A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals, “More than half of long-haul truck drivers reported having two or more of these health conditions or unhealthy behaviors: high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, limited physical activity, high cholesterol, or fewer than 6 hours of sleep. These factors increase the chance of developing preventable, long-lasting diseases.”  With this knowledge, HTAA routinely reviews and post news articles related to Truckers health in an effort to better inform you.

What’s Your Why

Joyce Aponte, wife of Kaptain Jack, explains why. “One day we had the opportunity to take the screener.  He did.  When we looked at it we realized that both our family s have a history of diabetes. I looked at him and said, We don’t need to loose anyone else to diabetes.”

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2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report

This report, a publication of the CDC, provides eye opening research on the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and prediabetes, risk factor for complications, acute and long term complications, deaths and costs.

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Coronavirus risk for truckers appears minimal

While much is unknown about the novel coronavirus spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, there have been no reports as yet of the virus spreading by living on surfaces, such as freight and shipping containers coming from China.

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Healthy Trucking Association of America

Mental health in trucking needs serious attention

The mental health of truck drivers remains one of my biggest concerns. Ten years ago, I first wrote about what I thought was a monster issue hiding just below the surface of daily trucking life. “Hiding” was the key word there, and it still is.

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CDC-Truckers Diet and Exercise Options

The CDC visited 16 truck stops across the United States and evaluated them based on a checklist to gauge how well truck stops support a healthy lifestyle for long-haul truckers. The results won’t surprise you.

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sad symptoms

Feeling blue? It could be SAD!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common and legitimate issue in climates that experience cold weather and limited sunshine and is a contributor to Truck drivers stress and loneliness. One solution is Exercise.

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Omada Enrollment

As the largest CDC-recognized digital Diabetes Prevention Program, we’ve inspired hundreds of thousands of participants to take their health into their own hands. Welcome Aboard!