Long-Haul Truckers: Mobile Wellness for Mobile Workers

August 12, 2014 12:37 PM

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Long-Haul Truckers: Mobile Wellness for Mobile Workers

The news that beloved actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was hit by a commercial truck and suffered horrific injuries sent shockwaves through the country. The news that the driver of the truck may have been driving for too many hours was just as shocking. And why would it not? Many of us drive on major highways daily and often think nothing of the numerous semi trailers sharing the road with us. Although driving can be a risky activity (causing more than 33,000 deaths from more than 30,000 fatal accidents every year), we tend not to think about how dangerous it can be until a tragic story like the one involving Morgan, James McNair and their other passengers leads headlines.

And yet accidents involving commercial trucks continue to occur. The statistics are grim. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2012 (the last year for which statistics are available), 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 were injured in motor vehicle collisions ...

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