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Truck Driver Health and Fitness

Doing More to Improve Truck Driver Health Issues | The Road

Truck Driver Fitness

Too often, long haul truck drivers die before their time. Truck driver health and mortality aren’t issues that we have historically paid much attention to, but if we are to achieve our potential as an industry, or as individual companies, we must start helping, enabling, and educating drivers to improve their health and prioritize wellness.
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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Fortune Transportation, Inc.

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Fortune Transportation, Inc., headquartered in Windom, MN, is this month’s featured carrier. Started in 1980 by Don and Sharon Olson, Fortune Transportation, Inc., has terminals in Greeley, CO, Roswell, NM, and Windom, MN, and operates 174 trucks/265 trailers—all temperature controlled, as Fortune specializes in hauling food and beverages. Over the last five years, the company has been heavily investing in technology, including upgraded its truck and trailer fleet.
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3 Tips to Recruit Female Professional Drivers to Your Fleet

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If you’re like most carriers today, you’re feeling the effects of the capacity crunch and on the lookout for qualified, professional drivers. Statistically speaking, women make up more than half of the workforce in the United States, but less than six percent of the truck driving population. So how can you tap into more of this population segment and add female professional drivers to your fleet?
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