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EDUCATIONAL AUDIO-BOOK FOR TRUCKERS’ HEALTH NOW AVAILABLE
(Keeping “truckers on the road to health”)

Miami, FL (September 23, 2011) – The Man in White.ORG (TMIW) released the first ever publication dedicated to truckers’ health. This 4-disc, audio book (CD), titled, “Truckers’ Road to Health” is a much needed tool in educating truckers about their health. It is written by respected medical specialists but edited into laymens’ terms, and delivered by professional voice talents. This is a must-have tool for trucking firms who are serious about improving their drivers’ health, lowering their ever-increasing health insurance premiums and keeping our roads safe!

As a direct result of poor nutritional habits and a sedentary lifestyle, professional truck drivers suffer from an array of illnesses including lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea and back problems, to name a few. And, in as much as truckers’ health also affects the safety of the general public on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focused on improving truckers’ health via education, pressure and…possible government penalties. Consequently, over the last three years, trucking companies and owner–operators are encouraging better health awareness amongst their drivers. “Surprisingly, until this publication, there has not been one single book (or audio-book) available to address truckers’ health issues in a practical and easy to understand format”, said Gail Urban, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for TMIW.

Topics were selected after interviewing hundreds of truckers, leaders in the trucking industry and medical specialists. Content includes, but is not limited to pulmonary disease, hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, nutrition, vision, obesity, back pain, exercising on the road, stress management, sleep apnea, and recommended health screens. Risk factors and preventive measures are discussed, along with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle issues. Best of all, truckers can learn about their health while they drive.

Special contributions were provided by Dr. Matthew S. Thiese from the Utah School of Medicine, whose research interests include physical activity in occupational populations and commercial driver health.

With a market of ~ 4.2 MM professional truck drivers, of which ~1.7 MM are “big rig” operators, and ~ 9.0 MM workers in the trucking industry, this audio book is just what the doctor ordered. Over the long haul, learning and applying this information may well translate into job security for truckers, perhaps even saving lives.

This 4-Disc audio book may be purchased at www.TheManinWhite.ORG for an affordable $27.99. Volume pricing for trucking fleets and organizations are available on request. This is the first in a series of audio books on health care targeting professional truck drivers.

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