Focus on Driver Health – Fitness Solutions

Last week, we reported on some concerning health issues unique to the US CMV driver population. This week we’re switching gears (so to speak) and taking a look at fitness solutions to this growing problem. The goal this week is to provide simple, practical, actionable steps that drivers and their supporting companies can implement to
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Focus on Driver Health – The Issues at Hand

According to a recent Gallup Well-Being Index, diabetes among US CMV drivers is 50% higher than the rest of the population. Eighty-seven percent of CMV drivers suffer from either pre-hypertension or hypertension; this, compared to the national rate of 58%.1 CMV driver health has been more and more in the spotlight lately, even gaining increased
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The Need for Vehicle Safety Technology Prompts Change

On September 23, the FMCSA published a final rule amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow for the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This amendment comes at the direction of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which upholds the value
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The FMCSA today issued a safety advisory pertaining to the possession and use of battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices around commercial motor vehicles. The advisory addresses the following types of electronic smoking devices: e-cigarettes e-cigs e-cigars e-pipes e-hookahs personal vaporizers electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) The advisory warns CMV operators of the potential risks of
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Passenger Seat Belt Use Now Mandatory for CMVs

The FMCSA recently announced that passengers riding in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) will now be required to use seat belts (see final rule). This development constitutes a revision to previous FMCSA regulations that require CMV drivers to use seatbelts. CMV Seat Belt Use by the Numbers According to a 2013 survey conducted by the FMCSA,
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