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  • Feature Health & Safety

    Focus on fatigue management and wellness can pay dividends

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    The trucking industry is no stranger to tickets for drivers who exceed their allowable hours of service, but the recent note on one carrier’s CSA 2010 profile demonstrates a new kind of focus on drive…

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    The facts about psoriasis

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Psoriasis is a disease that causes skin cells to build up too quickly on the surface of the skin. Often, this causes the skin to appear like thick silvery scales.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Congratulations, it’s a grill!

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    What a summer! We’ve had unbelievable holiday weather across most of Canada -hot and humid. No wonder many people are keeping the heat out of the kitchen by turning up the burners on their barbecues.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Protect your gums, Dad gummit

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather. ‘Dad gummit’ was his favourite expression when things weren’t going well. Later, ‘Dad gummit’ became one of his grandchildrens’ favourite express…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    BEWARE the high-risk driver, Markel warns

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    BANFF, Alta. – Trucking companies have at least a one in three chance of interviewing a high-risk driver every time they look for new talent.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    What a pain! Body aches and pains are inevitable as we age

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    As each year passes, we feel the effects of our bodies aging. Aches and pains appear where they’ve never been before. Although we can’t turn the clock back, we can fight back!

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Beating burnout

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Any economic downturn can be rough on a fleet’s sales force. Even the top performers in the group can suddenly find it difficult to secure a sale. They begin to lose faith in their abilities. Nothing …

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Take good care of your eyes

    June 1, 2010 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As a professional driver, taking care of your eyes is essential. Regular eye check-ups can help you stay on top of any deterioration in your sight. They can also discover unusual conditions that may a…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    A warning about Lyme disease

    June 1, 2010 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the summer months, many people venture outdoors to participate in activities such as hiking, biking and camping. Spending time in heavily-wooded or grassy areas increases your chance of contrac…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Addressing myths about head lice

    May 1, 2010 12:00AM by Chris Singh

    Due to their lifestyles on the road, professional truck drivers are more susceptible to catching head lice than many other professionals.

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    Keeping the spring in your step

    May 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Your feet; every year, you put many miles on them. You count on them to take you wherever you want to go, yet you probably don’t think about them unless they hurt. I bet your trailer tires get more vi…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Trucking’s health crisis

    April 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Most knowledgeable and informed members of the trucking industry will candidly admit there is a serious health crisis amongst truckers. Sure, it’s easy to identify the most obvious contributing factor…

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    Trucking’s health crisis can be addressed by employers

    April 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Most knowledgeable and informed members of the trucking industry will candidly admit there is a serious health crisis amongst truckers. Sure, it’s easy to identify the most obvious contributing factor…

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    As summer nears, remember to stay well-hydrated

    April 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    As spring approaches and the weather begins to warm up, our body is required to sweat more in order to maintain its core body temperature. Thus, physical exertion during the summer months can cause se…

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    Minding your pees and queues

    April 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    On the road, frequent pit stops can really affect your bottom line. Yet, if you’ve ever come down with a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know that the need for frequent urination is one of the firs…