High-protein snacks for when you’re on the road

Most truck drivers are very conscience of fuel for their trucks and keeping their trucks running at peak efficiency to get the most mileage out of every gallon. Too often, truckers don’t show the same diligence when it comes to fuel for their bodies. Truck driving is not an easy job. Long hours, hard work, and little sleep will take a toll on your body – especially if you are not eating right.

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.