🚑 Navigating the Health Highway: The Plight of America's Truck Drivers

🚑 Navigating the Health Highway: The Plight of America's Truck Drivers

Happy Monday, Insiders!

Today we're exploring the challenges truck drivers face in accessing healthcare on their routes. It's a tough road, balancing health with the demands of keeping America moving. Our Inside Lane exclusive feature story spotlights the experiences of a veteran trucker, and the hurdles he encountered on this critical journey.

🗣️Sound Off: There is more that can be done in this sector of the industry. How can community and policy changes contribute to better healthcare outcomes for America's truck drivers? Email editor@theinsidelane.co to share your thoughts.

Buckle up and let's get to it!

  • Bianca

Inside today's newsletter
🔥 Minnesota fire marshals probe a truck blaze tragedy
🔒 Detroit trucker convicted in a fiery revenge saga
📈 Ford Pro sets sights on SME fleet market dominance
⚖️ Memphis tow wars spark a $5m trucking lawsuit
🚛 Watch out for these seven cargo theft trends

⭐ Highway Healthcare: Are Truckers Covered for the Long Haul?

Trucking plays a vital role in keeping supply chains alive, while truck drivers face unseen challenges, notably accessing vital healthcare.

They often struggle with higher rates of smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles, making them prone to serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

How do truck drivers manage their health on the road? It's a daunting task. Solutions such as telehealth services and mobile clinics at truck stops are emerging to provide easier access to medical care, but far more can be done.

Read more in The Inside Lane.


Source Energy Services has acquired RWR Trucking’s sand-hauling assets, including 27 tractors, 52 trailers and the associated staff. The buyout expands Source’s last-mile operations - it provides support for bulk oil and gas well materials, including mining and processing its own frac sand in Wisconsin.

Truck News


Minnesota state fire marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed eight semis and burned a workshop to the ground last Tuesday. The blaze at Huls Bros Trucking began in one of the vehicles. The rural location of the fire required fire crews to haul 61,000 gallons of water to douse the flames. No injuries were reported.

WJON Radio

Trucker guilty of arson spree against former employer

A Detroit trucker has been found guilty of repeat arson, after data from his telematics device placed him at a string of trailer fires targeted at Swift Transportation.

Viorel Pricop was convicted of six counts of arson against his former employer, having set fire to at least 24 trailers across eight states. The attacks were a retaliation to being convicted of transporting stolen cargo in 2015."

Freight Waves

Trucking companies file lawsuit against Memphis towing scam

Three trucking companies have filed a $5M joint lawsuit against towing and parking companies in Memphis, Tenn., accusing them of racketeering and preying on drivers.

The 56-page filing alleges the defendants used deliberately unclear signage to lure truckers into parking areas, where the vehicle would have a boot fitted or be towed away. Drivers were then threatened and harassed into paying thousands of dollars to release vehicles - with some calling local law enforcement to intervene.

Trucking Info

Ford Pro targets SME fleet market with integrated solutions

Ford’s commercial vehicle unit is targeting a growing share of the fleet management market, by bundling its vans and trucks with software and services designed for small to medium fleets.

Company CEO, Jim Farley, says these solutions could account for 20% of Ford Pro’s pre-tax profit - or $1.8bn - within two years. Experts add that small and medium fleets are an untapped market, with giants such as Geotab and Verizon tending to target larger operations.


Quote of the Day:

“They need someplace where a truck driver can have easy access to get taken care of."

  • Bob Greiner, veteran professional driver

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