Posts belonging to Category Healthy Truck Driver
Posted by Jason Cox on October 13, 2009
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 [...]
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Posted by Jason Cox on August 26, 2009
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 [...]
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, truck driver Industry | Tags: ADHD, american psychiatric association, attention deficit hyperactivity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adhd, disorder, East Providence, hyperactivity, Ms. Schneider, neurobehavioral disorder, percent, R.I., Roberta Schneider, son, U.S. | 4 Comments »
Posted by Jason Cox on August 25, 2009
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 [...]
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, Thoughts from a trucker, truck driver Industry | Tags: ankle, Doctor, DON, fce test, hearing test, heart, leg, poor circulation, tanker trailer, test, truck, unbelievable size | No Comments »
Posted by Jason Cox on August 17, 2009
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 [...]
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, Thoughts from a trucker | Tags: Apnea, candidate, disorder, medical card, sleep, sleep apnea syndrome, sleep lab, sleep study, sleeping disorder, way | 1 Comment »
Posted by Jason Cox on August 10, 2009
If more companies go this route, there will be a LOT of OUT OF WORK truck drivers.
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.
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, Medical Qualifications, Thoughts from a trucker, truck driver Industry | Tags: bmi body mass index, bmi calculator, body mass index, body mass index table, Day, diabetic sugar levels, fleet, Inc, information, order, PRIME Inc. | No Comments »
Convoy for Cancer wraps up in Summerside
Posted by Jason Cox on June 22, 2009
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 [...]
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, Thoughts from a trucker, truck driver Industry | Tags: canadian cancer society, Cancer, Convoy, Ferguson, heavy duty mechanic, Jack, P.E.I, planning, something, thyroid cancer, trucker, Vanessa Ferguson | No Comments »
Posted by Jason Cox on June 19, 2009
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, [...]
Categories: Canada Trucking, Healthy Truck Driver, Thoughts from a trucker, Women in trucking, truck driver Industry | Tags: canadian cancer society, Cancer, cement trucks, Convoy, event, Ferguson, Heather MacLean, heavy duty mechanic, Jack, money, Ontario, PEI, Prince Edward Island, thyroid cancer, Vanessa Ferguson | No Comments »
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted by Newsfortruckers on June 12, 2009
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 [...]
Categories: Healthy Truck Driver, Thoughts from a trucker, Women in trucking, truck driver Industry, truck shows | Tags: Awareness, Breast, breast cancer awareness month, breast-cancer awareness, Cancer, cancer awareness month, CMT's Trick my Truck, Dale, Dale Hayden, invasive breast cancer, national breast cancer, national breast cancer awareness month, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, treatment, truck, United States | 5 Comments »