Health Care for Truckers
The Healthy Trucking Association of America and the Convenient Care
Association announced plans to launch a nationwide program aimed at
making high-quality health care more accessible and affordable for
professional truck drivers.
The joint initiative was announced at the Healthy Trucking Summit,
taking place through March 3 in Atlanta.
Through the partnership between CCA, the national trade association
representing the retail-based health care industry, and HTAA,
retail-based convenient care clinics nationwide will begin offering U.S.
Department of Transportation exams, expanded medical treatments and
wellness services designed for transportation industry employees. Of the
1,100 clinics in CCA’s membership, nearly 1,000 have committed to the
Brett Blowers, HTAA spokesman, said, “The CCA has made a commitment
to the HTAA and to our nation’s drivers to help their member clinics
become very ‘trucker-friendly’ by providing ample truck parking and a
number of new services designed especially for professional drivers and
Tine Hansen-Turton, CCA executive director, said, “Located in retail
stores like major pharmacies and large supermarkets, CCA clinics are
much more accessible and affordable for drivers than traditional
doctors’ offices or emergency rooms.”
Blowers said many CCA locations already have begun performing
driver-specific services such as DOT exams and other services that
appeal to drivers such as flu shots, smoking cessation programs and
health and wellness screenings. Health Promotion Solutions will be the
organization coordinating the activities at CCA locations and the
professional registry based on Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration clinical guidelines.
Originally posted by: Trucker News