Thursday Oct 29th 6PM ET Sick or Hurt over the road -What do you do?
Professional Drivers face many obstacles, one of them being ill or injured while traveling far from home and even hundreds of miles from a care facility. What do they do?
FMCSA Introduces Driver Wellness Programs
Last month the FMCSA announced a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) Together, the MCSAC and MRB worked to identify concepts the Agency and stakeholders should consider in relation to the issue of health and wellness of drivers of commercial motor vehicles and the establishment of a driver wellness initiative, a non-regulatory public-private partnership of stakeholders to improve drivers' health
The FMCSA allowed public comments as well as written comments via the portal. Truth About Trucking/AskTheTrucker sent in their concerns regarding the agency’s involvement with Driver Wellness, stating they must understand the challenges that drivers face in order to accurately address and give suggestion to driver wellness.
One of the 6 major concerns mentioned in their submitted comment was “ What happened If a driver becomes ill while over the road”
Tonight Donna Smith of Truck Driver Health and her co-host Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living will discuss this challenge and the available options drivers have.
We want to know! What you do if you become sick or injured while driving OTR.
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