Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Releases Draft Medical Examiners Handbook

Doctor FatCamera/Getty Images

It’s been seven years in the making, but the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has released a draft copy of the Medical Examiners Handbook that offers revised guidance to help examiners ensure that truck drivers are in good health.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Whiting Systems Offers Cordless Disinfectant Mister

Whiting Systems Inc. announced a new cordless disinfectant mister.

May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

U-Haul Won’t Hire Nicotine Users in 21 States

U-Haul vehicles Charlie Neibergall/AP

NEW YORK — U-Haul said that it won’t hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a “healthier workforce.”

January 3, 2020
Business, Safety

Less Pain, More Gain: How Safety Culture Drives Operational Efficiency

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are the most common injuries among transportation, shipping and logistics workers, costing U.S. companies $31 billion annually according to the 2019 Liberty Mutual Safety Index. This session will explore proven techniques for preventing strains, sprains, back injuries and other MSD’s, forging a culture that reduces costs while driving operational efficiency.

August 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

MNX Expands in Life Sciences With Logical Freight Buy

MNX Global Logistics has acquired Melbourne, Australia-based Logical Freight Solutions to expand its reach in the Asia-Pacific region

November 27, 2017

More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions, but Often Face Long Waits, Groups Say


The number of insulin-dependent diabetic interstate truck and bus drivers requesting exemptions to stay behind the wheel is on the rise, but the current approval process is time-consuming and medical guidelines can be vague, trucking and diabetes groups said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2017
Government, Safety, Business

Replay: LiveOnWeb on Driver Health and Wellness From A to Zzzzzz

Garcia, Baleka

Who better to talk about driver health and wellness than men who are tops in their field? Competitive powerlifter Ralph Garcia, a professional driver for ABF Freight System with 3.5 million accident-free miles, and world-class swimmer and triathlete Siphiwe Baleka, a driver/trainer from Prime Inc., head up our LiveOnWeb panel on Driver Health and Wellness From A to Zzzzz. Watch the replay.

May 29, 2016
Safety, Business, Technology

Video: Siphiwe Baleka Demos the 'Knee-Crusher' Workout Any Trucker Can Do

Neil Abt, Siphiwe Baleka by Joseph Terry/TT

No time to exercise? It's not how much time you work out, it's how hard you work out, says driver trainer Siphiwe Baleka of Prime Inc. in this LiveOnWeb Extra.

May 20, 2016
Government, Safety, Business, Technology

Video: Why FMCSA Is Seeking Input on Sleep Apnea

Christine Hydock, chief of the medical programs division for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, talks with TT's Eric Miller in this LiveOnWeb video excerpt about the agency's interest in a possible sleep apnea regulation.

May 20, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Investing in Drivers’ Health Pays Big Dividends

Since May 2014 and the introduction of the new medical examiner system, more than 150,000 drivers have left the transportation industry due to medical ineligibility.

March 28, 2016