Beat the Heat and Stay Sane: Summer Long Hauls

Cruise Through Summer Long Hauls Driving is as much of a summer tradition as barbecues or days spent at the pool, but for professional truck drivers it’s not so much the exciting road trip to the beach. It’s an endless, thankless job that requires a great amount of mental stamina and patience. We know just [...]

Trucker Tech – There’s An App for That

Truck driver’s may be the modern version of the free spirited cowboy but that doesn’t keep tech savvy truckers from using the digital world to be safer, more efficient and stay connected to home and entertainment.  Apps for TruckersEven on the loneliest stretch of the Interstate you can be connected to your family, friends and [...]

Diesel fumes cause cancer

Credit: WHO/PAHO You probably knew that diesel fumes could be bad for your health.  But now it's official.  The World Health Organization has declared that diesel exhaust does cause cancer, and placed it in the same category as “passive smoking”.  The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is minimal. However, since so many people [...]

Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries Are Painful Injuries That Prevent Truckers From Working

Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries (often referred to upper extremity injuries) are common among professional truck drivers.  The injuries can be terribly painful and can make working as a professional truck driver impossible.  For example, a trucker with a torn rotator cuff or nerve damage or impingement in the wrist or elbow may be unable [...]

How Do Truckers Pay Their Bills After an Injury? One Way is Personal Injury Lawsuits

Last month we discussed the unique challenges that professional truck drivers face paying their bills after an injury. The first option we will discuss in this series is a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits can be very important for injured truckers. If you have been injured by the wrongdoing of someone other than your employer, [...]

Introduction to Trucker Health

Professional trucking is a rewarding job, but it is also very dangerous. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics prove this point. The transportation and warehousing sector (which includes professional truck drivers) accounts for more job related deaths than almost all other sectors (631 deaths in 2010 alone). Work injuries to truck drivers and other [...]