Long-haul truck drivers face long hours and little opportunity for exercise. According to the CDC, long-haul truckers are twice as likely to be obese and smoke compared to other US workers. Very few meet the daily recommended minimum time of physical activity. That’s why the DOT certification process to get your CDL license is so important.
Whether your CDL license is due to expire or not, drivers must get a DOT medical examination every 24 months. Failing the medical exam can mean losing your CDL license, a costly outcome that should be avoided. It’s important to focus on your drivers’ health before problems arise through preventive care. Ensure each driver is getting yearly check ups, focusing on healthy habits, and finding time to exercise a little more.