Sleep Apnea & Safe DrivingA Q&A with Truckers & Turnover Project leader Stephen Burks
5 ways to prep for the downturn: With the economy cooling, owner-operators must be ready for leaner times
The final quarter of 2018 presented more mixed results for freight indicators than the roar of late 2017 and the first half of 2018. Still, rates remained near historic highs as trucking capacity held tight. As the year ended, the economy appeared stable despite that lull.
Little risk of a recession looms for 2019, with momentum from 2018’s booming first six months and tax cuts expected to carry the U.S. economy well into next year, says Avery Vise, vice president of trucking at FTR, a transportation resea [...]
Truckers with depression find hope and others to listen onlineTruck drivers are one of the top eight occupations likely to commit suicide. A Facebook group has become a place for drivers with depression to get help and find camaraderie.
Poor dental health on the road can turn fatalMost truckers' dental emergencies from drivers include abscessed teeth, broken teeth, decayed teeth, and broken dentures, often made worse when dental care is put off.
Dr. Thomas Roemer, the dentist at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, has seen it too many times. His practice is 95% emergency, drop-in care, but too often it’s beyond any dental intervention.
“My biggest advice to truck drivers is to keep themselves out of a medical emergency by making sure a dental problem doesn’t turn into a medical problem…I’m not here to say to , ‘Hey, you need to get your teeth cleaned and examined.’ We’re beyond that. It’s a situation where they have to get some kind of care to try to stay out the medical emergency room. I know I keep saying ‘medical, but [...]