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truck drivers medical and awareness
by Abdul Rahman Abdullah - Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 11:49 AM
 
Dear All Truck drivers should rest/sleep adequately before reporting to work; they should have slept well at least for 6 hours prior to reporting to duty They should have had nutritious snacks before they start work and should have hydrated well; best thing to drink is plain water; While driving, they should always have water with them to hydrate from time to time When they are on day shift, The most important nutrition of the day is breakfast; alertness is at the peak in the morning hours if the person has rested/slept well in the night; While on day shift, they should avoid a heavy and fatty meal; it is better to take a light lunch; Also, if they are feeling drowsy after lunch, they should not start driving at that time; it is better to sit at a place for about 15 mins and get over the drowsiness and then start driving; if they start feeling drowsy while driving, they should pull to a side of the road safely, rest for 10 to 15 mins, get over the drowsiness and then start driving again; they can keep their leaders informed; they should not feel shy about this aspect It is a good idea to carry ice cubes in a cup while driving; wiping face with ice cubes and sucking ice cubes in the mouth can improve alertness levels can we prepare a brief write up of just few page and a presentation with a few slides with the following points as the main focus . Regards Abdul Rahman Al sawafi
 
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Re: truck drivers medical and awareness
by Shyju Varghese - Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 1:25 PM
 
Abdul- what about considering a programmed Rest and stretching for Drivers, by which we can alert the driver for a break and for a stretching exercise in an agreed period, I trust this will help to improve general health and reduce Back Pain. here is the link for berlin Sleep analysis questioner for drivers Evaluation https://www.edward.org/workfiles/sleep%20center%20Berlin%20Sleep% 20Eval.pdf regards Shyju
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Re: truck drivers medical and awareness
by Abdul Rahman Abdullah - Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:27 AM
 
I agreed with you , the main problems now a days is Driving With Distracted Mind
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Re: truck drivers medical and awareness
by Shyju Varghese - Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:35 AM
 
with Mobile Phones!!!
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Re: truck drivers medical and awareness
by Shyju Varghese - Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:36 AM
 
with Mobile Phones!!!