The Plight of the Truck Driver
The Wellness Institute for Economic Growth went on a tour of the country with Billy Lee to educate truckers about options and tricks to fighting to maintain good health and wellness.
Many do not realize how difficult it is to stay healthy as a truck driver. It is one of the most dangerous jobs with one of the highest fatality rates among the major industries.
It is very hard on the body. Bumps on the road, getting in and out of trucks, tying down loads, unloading, the stress of the road – all these things make it a challenging occupation. There are rarely healthy eating options and never enough access to exercise facilities.