Women in Trucking Blog / Health and Wellness

by Ellen Voie, on Jul 29, 2020 1:52:29 PM

Recently I reached out to our driver members and asked them about the stresses they are experiencing due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Challenges included access to personal protection supplies and …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver PerspectiveHealth and Wellness

by Ellen Voie, on Jun 2, 2020 3:36:00 PM

The trucking industry has long been a male-dominated environment, and although things are changing, it's still predominantly men behind the wheel, in the corner office, and the shop. As women …

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Topics:Human ResourcesLife on the RoadWomen In TruckingHealth and WellnessEllen's Blog

by Norman Winegar, on May 18, 2020 2:51:00 PM

May is national Mental Health Awareness Month. It's an opportunity for Americans to become more aware of how important good mental health is to us as individuals and to our …

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Topics:Professional DevelopmentHealth and Wellness

by Bob Stanton, on Mar 23, 2020 5:16:00 PM

Truckers For A Cause medical support group cofounder and long-haul trucker Bob Stanton helped put together the following “decision tree” of sorts in hopes of assisting any driver faced with …

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Topics:SafetyLife on the RoadHealth and Wellness

by Jeana Hysell, on Feb 21, 2020 11:06:00 AM

Commercial drivers “should exercise caution” when deciding whether to use CBD oil, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced. Products containing the hemp-derived substance known as cannabidiol have grown in …

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Topics:SafetyIndustry NewsHealth and Wellness

by Joe Simon, on Feb 12, 2020 12:02:00 PM

Talking to a medical doctor, either by phone, tablet or computer, with or without a visual component such as Facetime, can remove the need for many non-emergency ER visits. Telemedicine …

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Topics:Human ResourcesHealth and Wellness

by Aggie Alvarez, on Jan 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM

Happy employees positively affect workplace operations. Statistics show that companies that foster employee happiness outperform their competitors by 20%. It’s no surprise, then, that some companies are taking more active measures to …

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Topics:LeadershipHuman ResourcesHealth and Wellness

by Michele Wade, on Jan 6, 2020 3:47:00 PM

Working out of a truck can create roadblocks to healthy living. Typically, drivers don’t have set schedules, rely on truck stops for nourishment and sit for long stretches of time …

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Topics:Life on the RoadHealth and Wellness

by Joe Simon, on Nov 4, 2019 5:01:00 PM

Self-insured health plans traditionally have been more popular with larger companies, with 250 or more employees.  With rising healthcare costs and ACA fees for fully insured plans, self-insured (a.k.a. self-funded, and …

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Topics:Human ResourcesHealth and Wellness

by Joe Simon, on Oct 15, 2019 10:25:00 AM

Recently the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association President & CEO, Ellen Voie, was asked about WIT providing health insurance and employee benefits options for members. With insurance and benefits being …

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Topics:Human ResourcesWomen In TruckingHealth and Wellness