Wellworks For You Launches WellDriver: A DOT Certification Tracking Platform for Trucking and Logistic Industry
Did you know that truck drivers are twice as likely to be obese compared to other US workers? In addition, according to the CDC, they are more likely to be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
The health risks that truck drivers face is not just physical. They are also more at risk for depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation than the typical US working population.
Not only are drivers at a higher risk of physical and mental health problems, but their livelihood depends on their ability to pass a DOT physical. These physicals occur every 24 months and as often as every two months if they have been identified as high-risk.
Companies are often left with their hands tied regarding driver health. CDL licenses are easy to lose, and drivers have become irreplaceable with a national driver shortage. According to the American Trucking Association, this shortage has left the United States short of 80,000 drivers in 2021.
A wellness program is an excellent solution for companies in this predicament. Incentivizing health and wellness should be the clear answer. However, the struggle many companies face when looking at a wellness program for their fleet is providing information and stability to a dispersed workforce that, on an individual level, only stays in one place for a short time.
The traditional wellness program relies on a workplace structure where employees remain in one place. Employees typically require regular access to a computer, a primary care physician, and the ability to create a routine, if necessary.
Wellworks For You understands that these are not luxuries that most truck drivers are afforded. That is where WellDriver comes in.
WellDriver was created with the unique needs of a fleet in mind. It is a one-of-a-kind platform that assists trucking companies and drivers by providing DOT tracking, automatic expiration reminders via email and text message, and licensed Nurse Advocates all in one place.
While these factors are significant risks to drivers’ health, it also puts them at risk of not passing a DOT physical and, in turn, losing their CDL license.
WellDriver assists drivers with on-the-go access to the Wellworks For You mobile app, accessible via the App Store and Google Play. The mobile app gives drivers access to their program requirements, virtual CDL expiration reminders, and Licensed Nurse Advocates.
The Nurse Advocate program is designed to assist drivers in passing their DOT physicals and provide them with lifelong tools to maintain healthy habits and routines to ensure they pass year after year. Like the program requirements and individual progress, drivers can access Nurse Advocates via the Wellworks for You Mobile App, providing health access from anywhere.
Ongoing reporting provides each company with DOT long-form tracking.
With WellDriver, companies can say goodbye to the days of manually tracking CDL licenses and expirations. Instead, WellDriver’s comprehensive reporting provides an ongoing list of current certifications - seeing who has completed what, with what company, and if their certification is nearing expiration.
With WellDriver, health is always close behind, no matter how far your fleet goes.
If you would like more information about how WellDriver can help your fleet stay successful and keep your drivers on the road, submit the form below to get in touch with a member of Wellworks For You. If you already have a program with Wellworks and want more information, reach out to your wellness coordinator today!
Health - Long-Haul Truck Drivers | NIOSH | CDC
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