Groups of insurance companies have started a new website to reduce the risks associated with poor truck driver health
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/23/2013 -- Northland Insurance, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Travelers Insurance have collaborated to offer Drivinghealthy.org. The website is dedicated to improving the health of commercial truck drivers with related social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. The goal of the website is to minimize risks associated with driver health. The average life expectancy for a commercial truck driver is 61 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and high blood pressure is the primary cause of such a low figure. Additionally, commercial drivers find it hard to consume the recommended five or more servings of vegetables and fruits per day being on the road. The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence also supports the initiative.
Spokesperson for Travelers’ Claims and Risk Control group, Matt Bordonaro says, “There are a lot of statistics out there that connect driver wellness and driver safety.” Drivinghealthy.org contains vital information such as what commercial drivers need to know to maintain their medical card, a comprehensive description of medical screening as well as links to finding a certified examiners provided by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. It also provides resources for drivers involving mental health, obstructive sleep apnea, smoking cessation issues, drinking problems and other conditions.
Travelers Risk Control director of transportation safety, Chris Hayes said, “There are things in commercial safety that are not out there that can help drivers; but at some point, it comes down to healthy drivers.” DrivingHealthy.org is associated with a Facebook page and Twitter feed to provide drivers with links to resources and updates.
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