Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
HOT TAGS:  

Trucking Industry Healthier Than Truckers Themselves

Print comment Post Comments
THE ROAD TO FAT CITY
DailyFeed
While trucking companies like JB Hunt and Knight Transportation are hovering near their 52-week highs, the health of the people driving those trucks is significantly less hale.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro yesterday told a forum in Baltimore that "the life expectancy of a commercial driver is 16 years shorter than the norm," referencing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ferro noted that:

Only 10% of drivers exercise regularly.

54% of drivers smoke tobacco, compared to 21 percent of the general population.

50% of drivers are overweight or obese, compared to 33% in the general population.

"We can't sustain figures like that and expect individuals to be healthy contributors to their workplaces and their families, and be safe on the roadway," Ferro said.

Something to think about over your next truck stop Frito Pie...

POSITION:  No positions in stocks mentioned.

TICKERS