Movember Wrap-up!

Perhaps you’ve noticed some of your friends sporting fresh ‘staches, or perhaps you’re participating yourself and aiming for Burt Reynolds while raising money for charity? What is Movember? Since 2010 in Canada, Movember is a charity and awareness-raising campaign focused on men’s health. “Mo Bros” take up the Movember challenge, and begin growing mustaches as … Read More

Canadian Study Says: Truck Driver Pain and Discomfort Can Be Alleviated

Source: Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable. “Given the fact that MSDs account for nearly one-half of all work-related illnesses and the transportation sector makes up a significant portion of that, understanding … Read More

End Workplace Violence

Source: It’s time to End Workplace Violence Have you been HUMILIATED? SWORN AT? SPAT ON? HIT? at work? Do any of these actions sound familiar to you? Then you have been exposed to workplace violence. The BCFED believes that violence is not part of our jobs, but sadly this is not the experience of … Read More

Why Sun and Snow Causes Eye Fatigue

Source: We are now fully in the throes of winter in the northern hemisphere. That means truck drivers who travel through areas that get frequent snowfall are subject to eye strain and fatigue directly related to the weather. Most of the time, this strain and fatigue do not occur during snowstorms, it occurs after … Read More

Lower Back Pain, Stiff Neck… Does This Sound Familiar?

Lower back pain, stiff neck, aching shoulders and foot cramps are all symptoms that many professional drivers experience. Not just truck drivers—bus drivers, moving and delivery drivers, ambulance drivers, waste management drivers—anyone that spends many hours a day in the driver’s seat can be affected by these kinds of aches and pains, which are often … Read More

5 Best Practices to Boost Your Workplace Wellness Program

Source: My name is Charles Curtis and for the past 30 years I have been reading, consulting, discussing and writing on the ever increasing costs of poor health in the workplace and improving workplace wellbeing. We know that costs associated with employee health continue to rise regardless of the overwhelming evidence of the positive … Read More

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

The effects of isolation on truck drivers, and what you can do to feel more connected. There are many benefits to being a truck driver; among them, the ability to see the country and travel, to be able to provide for your family, and the opportunities to be your own boss, all while knowing that … Read More

Studying Up on Truck Drivers’ Health and Wellness

Source: What are B.C. truck drivers doing to stay healthy? How are employers supporting their wellness? SafetyDriven is teaming up with researchers to seek answers. SafetyDriven, the health and safety association for B.C.’s trucking industry, is working with a group of Canadian researchers to explore what B.C. truck drivers are doing to stay healthy. … Read More

On the Road to Comfort

Source: Anyone who spends a lot of time in a vehicle is likely to experience the aches and pains that come from prolonged sitting. Long distance drivers or those that spend a lot of time driving experience pain more often as it is more difficult to shift body positions while driving. Discomfort and lower … Read More

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