Reducing accidents and injuries for trucking industry professionals through a health and wellness strategy, specific to the lifestyle and demands of heavy vehicle drivers and equipment operators, called the Power Driving Program.
Trucking Industry Research
A recent study conducted by Dr. Delia Roberts, Weyerhaeuser and the BC Forest Safety Council, examined injury and accident rates in log haulers and heavy equipment operators. The survey revealed that within the North American trucking industry, approximately:
75% of the operators tested were obese
37% were undiagnosed pre-diabetics (11% fully diabetic)
95% of them suffer from chronic joint or muscle pain
From the study findings Dr. Roberts created a health and wellness strategy, specific to the lifestyle and demands of heavy vehicle drivers and equipment operators, called the Power Driving Program.
Power Driving Program
When the program was tested in Western Canada and United States, the outcomes were remarkable. Within approximately six weeks 50% of the drivers had lost between 20 to 55 lbs. By 16 weeks, an additional 10% lost between 20 to 55 lbs and 40% of drivers were meeting their daily physical activity goals. Approximately 80% of the drivers identified with serious health concerns, had been able to reduce their reliance on prescription medications.
The program consists of a large group presentation, along with workshops combined with ongoing support throughout the program. Participants in the program will receive a Power Driving Manual as well as the Top Ten Tips: Trucking Industry booklet.
Learn more about the Synopsis: Power Driving Program.
For more information or to sign up for the Power Driving Program, phone Dr. Delia Roberts