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On the Road = Bad for Health = Claims?

November 22, 2011

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When I think of truckers, I think of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_and_the_Bandit">Smokey and the Bandit</a>.  But, alas, the reality seems far different!  According to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/health/a-hard-turn-truck-drivers-try-steering-from-bad-diets.html?_r=1&amp;ref=health">NYT</a>, truckers' sedentary lifestyles is bad for their health.  This is bad news for Americans since it is estimated that truckers' poor health is a contributing cause of many highway accidents. Something for insurers and self-insureds to be aware of, since, no doubt, plaintiffs' counsel will seize on this problem in their attempts to establish negligent hiring or training against trucking companies.
For more information about this post or WCM's trucking practice, please contact Bob Cosgrove at rcosgrove@wcmlaw.com.

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