Posts belonging to Category Healthy Truck Driver

Sleep Apnea – Do you have it?

Do you get sleepy during the day? Do you snore? Are you a little on the heavy side? Then yea you probably have some sort of “sleep apnea” it is not that uncommon. In fact more than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and it is estimated conservatively that ten million remain undiagnosed. Truckers are especially prone [...]

You don’t ‘outgrow’ ADHD

Roberta Schneider wanted to learn more about her son’s hyperactivity, which makes it impossible for him to read “more than a chapter of a book at a time.”
So about five years ago she started attending a support group run by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) of R.I. at Bradley Hospital in East Providence. Little did [...]

Physicals and health check ups do pay off down the road.

Well, some of you might be wondering what has been going on with me for the last couple weeks. I know it seems as if I have fallen off the face of the earth, and I am sure some of you wish this would happen. Anyway, I have been running ragged going to several different doctors appointments. Funny [...]

Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects the breaths that you take, while you are asleep. Just a few years ago, there was not much known about this disorder. I was diagnosed with “sleep apnea” back in 1997. I had to travel almost two hours from the house just to take the [...]

This should cut back on NEW hires for PRIME INC.

If more companies go this route, there will be a LOT of OUT OF WORK truck drivers.
Medical Qualifications:

PRIME, Inc.’s objective is to introduce the safest associates to our fleet. In order to accomplish this, each new entry, will take a thorough physical examination that meets or exceeds the DOT standards.

Convoy for Cancer wraps up in Summerside

After months of planning, the big day had finally arrived.
And with only hours until the big rigs were set to depart Charlottetown for Summerside, Vanessa Ferguson was tossing and turning.
But Ferguson didn’t care about sleep. Her dream was about to come true.
“I didn’t have a trailer on,” said the trucker, who led Convoy for Cancer. “Every now [...]

Trucks set to roll on June 20 in Prince Edward Island to fight cancer

Inspired by the success of OOIDA member Rachele Champagne’s all-female “Convoy for a Cure” in Ontario last fall, trucker Vanessa Ferguson of Prince Edward Island decided to organize one where she lives to raise money for cancer research.
The only problem with her plan was that there are currently only about five female truck drivers in all of PEI, [...]

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

During October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the members organizations of different organizations join forces to spread the message that early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives. If you or a loved one has Breast cancer or has had it, then you already know what all this means. I am not sure [...]

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