Canadian long-haul drivers sought for health survey

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A researcher with the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom wants to talk to Canadian long-haul truck drivers to find out how they access information about health, well-being and physical activity while on the road.

A $25 Tim Horton’s gift card is being offered in exchange for completing an hour-long phone interview. Dr. Paul Gorczynski said the only requirements are that the drivers run long-haul and work for a Canadian company.

“Long-haul truck drivers face extremely sedentary working conditions that place them at high risk for chronic health conditions and early death. A new study coordinated out of the University of Portsmouth is currently evaluating how Canadian long-haul truck drivers receive information about health, well-being, and physical activity. The study is aimed at improving the way truck drivers receive information and services to help them improve their overall health,” Gorczynski told

Drivers interested in participating can call him at 647-492-9932 or e-mail him at

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  • That’s a no brainer don’t go to Tim Hortons as that is unhealthily in its self. I thought this article is about health not a slow death of a truck driver.