Trucker health is expected to be one of the main topics at the upcoming Truckload Carriers Association convention, which will take place this year in Kissimee, Florida, on March 4-7.
At the annual conference, truckers will unite to talk about issues such as improving the health of drivers, with numerous activities geared to trucker health, starting with a Health and Wellness Pavilion in the convention’s registration area.
“For the past year, we’ve been increasing our emphasis on health in an effort to educate our members about the negative effects that obesity, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions are having on the trucking industry’s workforce,” said Chris Burruss, president of the TCA.
One of the available workshops for truckers is entitled “When Your Drivers Are Healthier, So Is Your Bottom Line,” and will feature insights from trucking experts about how to keep drivers healthy to make sure they will be in prime form during their routes.
The TCA has other events coming up geared toward keeping truck drivers safe, including the 2012 Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting, taking place on May 20-22.
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