Hirschbach Health Initiative Featured in CCJ Innovators

Hirschbach's health initiative pays dividends

Dubuque, IA - Professional drivers face many forms of stress on the job – long hours sitting behind the wheel, traffic congestion, inclement weather, angry and inattentive motorists and long detention times. When their route is finished, dining options ofen are limited to a handful of fast-food restaurants. The realities of life on the road don’t afford many opportunities for drivers to take care of their own health. Rates for obesity, diabetes, hypertension and smoking are nearly double those of the general population. Life expectancy for truck drivers also is significantly lower.

For carriers, the costs associated with driver lifestyle – speci cally healthcare, recruiting and retention – continue to rise. In 2015, Hirschbach Motor Lines decided it was time to turn the tables on driver health to support its workforce.
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