In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW)—Sept. 13-19—ExpressTruckTax wants to focus this #WellnessWednesday on staying healthy and in good shape with medical screenings, glucose tests, and flu shots. Fortunately, leading trucking associations are hosting free health fairs to provide such evaluations for their hard-working and committed drivers.
Why Is It Important?
Medical screenings and other tests are meant to ensure that drivers are healthy enough to operate a heavy truck and perform their daily responsibilities. A typical screening will test a driver’s vision, hearing, blood pressure, breathing, and judgment skills while also checking for neurological and cardiovascular problems.
Who, What, Where?
Even though we’re halfway through the week, TA and Petro Shopping Centers, for instance, are providing free health fairs until Oct. 2. See below for the locations:
- TA Eloy: 2949 N. Toltec Rd., Eloy, AZ
- Petro Ontario East: 4325 E. Guasti Rd., Ontario, CA
- TA Cartersville: 981 Cassville White Rd., Cartersville, GA
- TA Boise: 4115 South Broadway Ave., Boise, ID
- TA Clayton: 10346 South State Rd. 39, Clayton, IN
- Petro Clearwater: 950 State Hwy 24, Clearwater, MN
- TA Pembroke: 8420 Alleghany Rd., Corfu, NY
- TA West Greenwich: 849 Victory Hwy, West Greenwich, RI
- TA New Braunfels: 4817 I-35 Frontage Rd., New Braunfels, TX
ExpressTruckTax recommends that you maintain your health and get checked as often as possible. Medical screenings by a certified medical examiner, as opposed annual checkups by a doctor, can inform you if there are serious problems that may make you an unsafe driver. After all, you must protect your life and the life of others while on the road.
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