Are Your Truck Drivers Healthy?

As the owner of a fleet, are you worried about the health of your drivers and how that affects their safety as they travel long hours on the road? Making sure your employees remain healthy can create a more positive working environment to reduce accidents and injuries. Here at Wolpert Insurance, we believe your company not only deserves the most comprehensive and affordable fleet insurance available, but also a healthy, well trained trucking crew.

According to a study conducted by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, in the United States, physicians lead all major occupational groups in overall wellbeing at 78.0, while transportation workers have the lowest wellbeing scores at 63.3. This is most likely because truckers are in a driver’s seat all day and night, making it difficult to keep a regular fitness routine. However, it has now become easier to encourage your truckers to eat healthy and stay fit thanks to the surge in trucker-wellness programs.

Did you know there are truck stops dedicated to serving the unique health needs of your employees? Both TravelCenters of America (TA) and Pilot Travel Centers are adding new gyms nationwide, which are all aimed at helping professional truck drivers improve their health. TravelCenters of America currently has about 40 StayFit gyms and Pilot Flying J (PFJ) will be adding 100 fitness centers through a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong.

By providing truckers with nutritional programs, health screenings, and personalized fitness routines, these organizations are potentially saving the lives of your truckers. Keep in mind that the success of your fleet might also depend on the health of your drivers. If one of your employees tests positive for a severe heart condition, high blood pressure, or a respiratory disorder, his/her livelihood and life could be in jeopardy. This is why encouraging a healthy work environment is important for you company’s overall well being. Taking the necessary steps now can make it easier in the future to prosper.

The trucking industry presents many different safety issues, which is why our fleet insurance combined with our risk management services can help ensure your fleet is not only safe, but also saving money by preventing accidents. You can trust the experienced agents at Wolpert Insurance to meet all of your New England transportation needs. Getting the coverage you deserve today by calling 508-459-4700 or filling out a free quote!