CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools, announced a suite of Driver Wellness courses. Offered in three modules, the courses can be used as an extension to an existing wellness program, or as a starting point so fleets can educate drivers about how to stay healthy on the road.
“CarriersEdge is now offering a way for fleets to begin or enhance a wellness program,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “Wellness initiatives can improve a driver’s well-being and quality of life. With our Wellness Courses, companies can prevent losing drivers due to medical reasons by helping them stay healthier.”
The new CarriersEdge Driver Wellness courses address three cornerstones to promoting good health: diet, exercise and proper amount of sleep. The courses focus on providing an understanding of how the human body responds to fatigue, and finding ways to eat healthy and get exercise on the road.
The following modules can be taken individually or as one comprehensive course:
Fatigue– This module helps drivers recognize the signs of fatigue and get more rest when they’re on the road. Discussions include how to recognize the signs of fatigue, the effects of “sleep debt” and evaluating how well you sleep, and how to overcome obstacles to getting rest.
Diet and Exercise– This module helps drivers understand the elements of a healthy diet and exercise plan, as well as ways to make improvements. Through this module, drivers can calculate their BMI, analyze nutrition labels and get tips for eating better. They will also see how to perform stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening exercises while they’re on the road, with no equipment required.
Illness and Injury– This module focuses on preventing illness and common injuries on the road.
“We find that when companies adopt wellness programs it becomes part of their culture,” Jazrawy adds. “In addition to promoting healthy living and a longer driving career, wellness programs can definitely add to a company’s family atmosphere.”