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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.

Things to Consider for DOT Physical Exam | HTA

Things to Consider for DOT Physical Exam

Published by: Cliff Abbott – What is “it”? It happens every year. Or, every other year, if you’re young, healthy, and lucky. It’s the dreaded DOT physical exam where DOT refers to the Department of Transportation. What once was a biannual slam dunk for most drivers has evolved into an event that strikes fear into

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Biggest Challenges Faced By Women In Trucking Industry | HTA

Biggest Challenges Faced By Women In Truck Driving Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It’s hard to say what distinguishes Tammy Dunfee most as a women truck driver: the fact that she began driving an 18-wheelers truck when she was 50, the fact that she chose the field even though she has a master’s degree or the fact that she’s… well… a she. About nine

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Fatty Liver Disease And Hepitatis C | HTA

Fatty Liver – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Published by: Jessica Knibbs Having a healthy liver is essential for having good overall health since it’s one of the most vital organs. It has several functions such as turning nutrition into energy, making proteins for the body, and removing harmful toxins and bacteria. Many people have a fatty liver, which takes place when “excess

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Tips For Managing Diabetes As a Truck Driver | HTA

Managing Diabetes and Truck Driving

Things Diabetic Patients Should Know While Truck Driving In the commercial trucking industry, “diabetes” is a fearful word. For many years there was a blanket ban that prevented anyone with diabetes who used insulin from driving commercial trucks in interstate commerce. However, in 2003, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its plan to

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Fatty Liver: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors & Solutions | HTA

Warning Signs You Have a “Fatty Liver,” Say Experts

One of the main functions of the liver is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and digests drugs the body ingests. When there is too much fat in the liver this process is halted, and a number of warning

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