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Truck Drivers Health Study
Did you know that nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed signs of ‘chronic disease risk factors’ in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration? 88 percent of the drivers surveyed said they had at least one risk factor — high-blood pressure, smoking, obesity, etc. — for chronic disease, compared to 54 percent of the general U.S. adult working population.
A total of 1670 long-haul drivers were surveyed for the study at truck stops around the country. Of those, 64.5 percent reported being company drivers, while 35.5 reported being owner-operators. More than 60 percent were between the ages of 40 and 59, and 17 percent were between 30-39. Another 14.8 percent were between 60 and 69.