driver health and wellness

Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pets Can Help Fleet Recruitment Efforts and Boost Driver Satisfaction

Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs she travels with. Roadmaster driver Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs who travel with her. (Courtesy Melissa Metcalfe)

Many carriers allow truck drivers to bring along a cat or dog as a companion. For fleets, the benefits seem to outweigh the costs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 29, 2019
Business, Safety

Driver Productivity Can Be Boosted by Addressing Health, Stress

Person getting blood pressure checked High blood pressure is one example of a medical condition that could keep a trucker from getting a full two-year certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Getty Images)

When drivers and employees at PetroChoice Holdings want to take a sick day, or just take time off for any reason, all they have to do is inform their boss they will be taking “PTO,” or paid time off.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019

3 Ways to Manage the Driver Shortage

3 Ways to Manage the Driver Shortage

In this whitepaper, we provide actionable insights into how you can expand your driver recruitment pool, shorten the onboarding process to ensure your drivers make it to orientation, and identify and retain your best drivers for years to come.

July 6, 2019

Learning Management Systems: More Than a Training Tool

Learning Management Systems: More Than a Training Tool

A Learning Management System (LMS) positively impacts driver onboarding, safety, and your bottom line. This comprehensive eBook explores various orientation approaches and content types, the impact of an integrated solution, factors to consider when evaluating an LMS, and more.

May 23, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Aging Driver Workforce Increases Workers' Compensation Risks for Fleets, Experts Say

Driver exits his cab A trucker exits his cab. Getting in and out of a truck is one of many ways a driver can get injured on the job. (Quincy Smith via YouTube)

An aging workforce of drivers is elevating the risk of workers’ compensation claims for fleets even as trucking companies are seeing stable or even lower premiums for workers’ compensation insurance, industry experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
May 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Tech Company Worklete Uses Software to Build Good Trucker Habits


A San Francisco technology company is using software that offers a service to prevent trucking-related workplace injuries, by building habits for truckers and others in the freight industry.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Government, Business

Federal Agency in Design Phase of Long-Term Research on Truck Driver Health

A health professional checks a driver’s heart and lungs during a medical exam. Shutterstock

WASHINGTON — A federal research agency that focuses on the study of worker safety and health is in the design stages of a major longitudinal study to track changes in longhaul truck drivers’ health status and the factors associated with those changes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

Unhappy truck driver Getty Images

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system that allows truck drivers to anonymously discuss concerns they have with their employers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017

Opinion: Recruiting, Retaining Drivers: It’s Not Them, It’s You

If you have a driver turnover problem and can’t keep drivers, especially new ones, and can’t attract new, qualified drivers, regardless of what you try or the money you throw at the problem, what you’re doing is not working. But why?

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
November 13, 2017

Wellness Coaches USA on Driver Health and Wellness

Austin Zuerlein and Gene McGuire of Wellness Coaches USA talk to TT's Neil Abt about drivers health and wellness programs. A segment of this full interview played during our May 18 LiveOnWeb program on Driver Health and Wellness from A to Zzzzz. Watch the replay at

May 18, 2016