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DEAL: AUDIO-BOOK FOR TRUCKERS ON TRUCKERS’ HEALTH
(Keeping truckers on the road to health)

Miami, FL (April 14, 2011) – The Man in White, LLC (TMIW) has concluded a deal with DevelopMED, LLC to produce a “healthcare audio-book” (CD) for truckers – to be released by August 0f 2011.

As a direct result of poor nutritional habits and a sedentary lifestyle, professional truck drivers suffer from an array of illnesses including, but not limited to pulmonary disease, cardiac disease, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea and back problems. In as much as their health affects the safety of truck drivers as well as the general public on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focusing on improving truckers’ health. In addition to pressure and possible severe government penalties, the skyrocketing health care cost is forcing trucking companies and owner–operators to become proactive by fostering better health among their drivers. Consequently, over the last couple of years there has been a frantic effort by trucking firms to prepare for compliance in this regard. A major arm of this effort is education! “Surprisingly, there is not one single book (or audio-book) available on the market that addresses truckers’ health issues, in a comprehensive and easy to understand format”, said Gail Urban, RN, chief nursing officer for DevelopMED, LLC. An audio-book would make it much easier for truckers to learn while they drive.

This audio-book will have a market of approximately 4.2 mm professional truck drivers, of which 1.7 mm are “big rig” operators. In addition there are over 8.9 mm workers in the trucking industry. Each CD case can include a small pamphlet with the key points, and added info. 
“DevelopMED’s select medical experts will provide reliable and timely information on health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle issues pertaining to professional truck drivers”, says Efrain Arroyave, MD, editor of said audio-book. It will be presented in easy-to-understand language by professional “recording voices”. 

The audio-book ’s content will include, but not be limited to: pulmonary issues, hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, nutrition, vision, obesity, back pain, exercising on the road, motivational chapter for a healthier life, sleep apnea, DOT health issues, and recommendations on timely health screenings, etc.


 
About TMIW: TheManInWhite.ORG is a concierge service as well as a discount broker for uninsured truckers on the road. Truckers who need assistance with healthcare attention simply contact their agents via email, texting or phone. An agent will then identify and contact healthcare providers along a trucker's route to inquire about availability of appointment, wait time, insurance accepted, discounts, and approximate cost for self-pay truckers. Once a facility has been identified and approved by the trucker, an agent will serve as the truckers’ assistant to schedule the appointment. Payment is then strictly between the patient and provider.