The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has just completed results of a driver health survey that will take your breath away.
70% of commercial truck drivers are obese, compared to 31% for all other workers.
51% of commercial truck drivers are cigarette smokers, compared to 31% of other workers.
14% of commercial truck drivers have type 2 diabetes, compared to 7% for other workers.
Given these conditions and our work week which is considerably longer than 40 hours a week, these are pretty significant – and frightening – findings.