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2023: YEAR OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

"The first wealth is health."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.



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2023 is here! It's hard to believe that another year has flown by. The start of the new year brings a feeling of hope and optimism, as well as a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. It is time to set goals for yourself. Since there is no wealth without health, let's start 2023 by resolving to stay healthy.


In this blog, we will talk about various truck driver health risks that commercial truck drivers face daily and try to discover potential solutions for these problems.


Truck drivers, often seen as the unsung heroes of the transportation industry, face various health problems due to the long hours and sedentary lifestyle associated with their job. However, when someone mentions health, physical health is the first thing that comes to mind. But this is where we are mistaken and ignore our mental health, which is a part of our overall health.


Let us discuss the physical and mental health problems truck drivers face due to their job demands and lifestyles and how a class A CDL truck driver can ensure health and wellness.


MENTAL HEALTH:


A person who does a profession like truck driving, where they are alone most of the time, not only feels lonely, but this loneliness can sometimes become a severe issue. This exacerbates truck drivers' mental health problems.


A truck driving job comes with its own set of unique challenges. Some of these are:

  • Long hours on the road away from family and friends

  • Monotonous days

  • The pressure of meeting tight deadlines

  • Lack of social interactions

  • Facing dangerous and unpredictable conditions on the road.


This stress of long-distance driving can lead to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety or even fear in certain instances.


However, there are several ways truck drivers can overcome this stress. Some of these are:


1. Socialize:


Truck drivers often spend long hours on the road, making socializing difficult. They may still maintain social connections, though.


There are several other truck drivers at truck stops. So why not interact with them? Making friends in your industry is usually beneficial. After all, your trucks, routes, jobs, etc., undoubtedly cause you the same kinds of troubles daily.