How Healthy Is the Long-Haul Driver? [Infographic]

By August 13, 2015Drivers, NationaLease

See how obesity can impact your life and your job in this infographic from the CDC.

We’ve been tracking the statistics for the health of long-haul truck drivers for a while. A 2009 study of drivers found that obesity, one of the biggest contributors to other health issues like heart disease and diabetes, was much higher in truck drivers than in the general population: 50% to 35% respectively. The bad news is, it’s only gotten worse.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 7 out of 10 long-haul truck drivers are obese; that’s twice the numbers for U.S. adult workers. The infographic below is alarming…and it should be. But this is a health issue over which you can gain control, as the infographic also shows.

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What are you doing to create a healthy lifestyle while on the road? Let us know.

Scott Marzec

About Scott Marzec

Scott Marzec is the Member Programs Manager for NationaLease. He helps member companies identify and fully utilize the NationaLease programs that can most benefit their business.

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