16 years is a staggering figure. That is a lot of life that is being subtracted from the people that get up every day to do one of the toughest and most important jobs out there.
It’s time trucking companies stepped up to face this challenge. Companies need to implement aggressive corporate wellness programs to help turn this problem around. This isn’t an easy task, we know – but it is a battle worth fighting both for the good of the drivers and for the good of the company.
Professional drivers face unique health challenges that pose obstacles to traditional wellness efforts. The health of drivers is put into jeopardy by daily risks like:
While it’s clear there is a need for increased wellness among drivers, the million dollar question is how to design a program that will stick. The biggest barrier to putting a wellness initiative in place is that many drivers don’t think it’s possible to change their lifestyle. Most companies shy away from implementing a program for fear that there will be little buy-in.
This was the topic of our February 13th HNI U webinar entitled “Wellness Strategies for Truckers.” Although the event has passed, you can continue the conversation about driver wellness by clicking the button below to watch the recorded webinar. Watch it to learn how to move forward with a program to lead drivers to take ownership of their health!