Trucking Is Not What It Used to Be
Recently, it was reported that the health of truckers is very poor and this puts the lives of others, who share the road with them, in peril. The lifestyle of these men and women is not ideal because of very poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and in my opinion, their ill-suited insight about health issues.
I have seen several truckers who have had their keys taken away because of elevated blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, obesity, and sleep apnea. The companies for whom they work are demanding that they resolve their health issues. It comes as a major surprise that too many of them cannot make changes overnight for uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure.
Another realty facing truckers is the fact that they cannot return to work until the health issues are addressed.
Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.
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