This fireplace chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Company Fleet Summit.
Topic: How health and wellness can improve driver retention.
Particulars: Truck drivers experience many obstacles to primary a healthy lifestyle, but these obstructions can be triumph over. Fleets can use wellness ideas to recruit and keep drivers as properly as generate down insurance expenses.
SPEAKERS: Dr. Mark Manera, founder and CEO of The Trucking Physical fitness Firm (TFC), and FreightWaves’ Grace Sharkey.
BIO: As a physical therapist operating with drivers, Manera noticed firsthand what a lifetime of trucking can do to a person’s body. That practical experience inspired him to begin TFC, with the mission to make trucking a much healthier business.
Important Offers FROM MANERA:
“When you seem at the stats, 85% of motorists are obese, one in 7 suffers from Variety 2 diabetes and as a group, they’ve acquired a lifestyle expectancy 16 many years decreased than the all round populace. From a fleet standpoint, there’s a lot of possibility in putting motorists powering the wheel with the existing condition of health they’re at. On prime of that, there’s anything from workers’ comp promises to health insurance coverage to just over-all personnel gratification. By helping your drivers training and consume healthy and live a healthier existence, you have received all of these advantages that come from that.”
“I glimpse at psychological overall health and bodily wellness as heading hand in hand. If just one falls off, most of the time, the other a person is actually close behind. [By promoting a healthier lifestyle] it will improve drivers’ romantic relationship with their organization — they’ll assume: ‘Hey, my company’s considering about me exterior of where my next load is at.’ And it will also assist the marriage with prospects. Drivers will be happier and additional energized and have a minimal little bit much more pep in their action.”
On constraints to much better overall health: “From a driver’s perspective, there is a time constraint. They are consistently go, go, go. It’s definitely tricky to disconnect and get to a health and fitness center, even if there is truck parking. And from a foodstuff viewpoint, there are lessened wholesome choices out there on the road. There is also a big attitude challenge. A large amount of driver’s imagine: ‘I’m a truck driver and I just can’t stay a healthier daily life. I’m screwed mainly because of my career. There’s no place in even striving due to the fact I have received the odds stacked versus me.’ I seem at that as a good opportunity for fleets and enterprises to say: ‘No, we’re likely to help you struggle back again and give you the methods to say it is feasible and we’re going to inspire it and make it section of our lifestyle.’”
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