Schneider National Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Atlas Ergonomics to provide Schneider drivers with health services at company-owned truckstops at no cost to the driver. Services will include physical therapy, blood pressure monitoring, diet and nutrition counseling, and exercise education.
The 12 truckstops are staffed by full-time, certified physical and occupational therapists who are also able to provide referrals for other common problems drivers face, such as sleep disorders, smoking cessation, and family and personal issues.
The in-house clinics are tied together through an electronic medical records system, allowing for treatments that start at one location to be transferred to another.
“Our success depends on our drivers,” said Wendy Sullivan, occupational health manager for Schneider. “These hardworking people struggle with the same health issues as you and me, but their situations are often made worse because they’re away from home for extended periods without easy access to health services.”