LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS

 

Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Obesity Can Take You Off The Road

  • 7 in 10 long-haul truck drivers are obese – 2 times more than U.S. adult workers.
  • Obesity increases the chance for these health problems:
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Sleep apnea
    • Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Joint and back pain
    • Stroke
  • These problems can disqualify you from receiving your commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  • No CDL may be hard on your wallet and your health.
  • What can you do to prevent obesity?
    • Eat healthy and smaller portion sizes.
    • Drink more water instead of sugary drinks like soda.
    • Be more physically active.
    • Track your weight and body mass.
  • Learn more at www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/me.html or speak to you doctor
Page last reviewed: March 13, 2018