Worksite Preventive Healthcare For The Trucking Industry: Does it make sense?

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  1. C Di Palo

    C Di Palo New Member

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    Our company Revere Healthcare Solutions Inc. provides preventive healthcare at worksite clinic. We have a specific program to reduce / reverse health risk factors related to cardiovascular conditions. We have a research study which is under way to demonstrate, specifically for truck drivers, the effectiveness of the program.

    I have a question for people who have experience in this sector: does it make sense for trucking companies to set up a clinic at "hubs" to offer preventive healthcare to truck drivers or truck drivers, being always away, would have a hard time using the clinic? In other words, would our typical set up, which works well for manufacturing plants be of interest for trucking companies?

    Any thought and / or comment is welcome and helpful.

    Sincerely,
    C. Di Palo
     
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    pro1driver I am LAST

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    makes sense, if it can be open 24/7/365....

    many truck stops have some sort of clinic AND dentist...but only on some hours. a lot of good that does at 2:30 AM and you broke a tooth, or you come down with a fever of about 102....
     
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    C Di Palo New Member

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    Thank you. How many clinic would you guess are needed to cover all truck stops? Who is currently paying for the healthcare today? The employer or the driver? Thank you!
     
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    1).....go find out how many are out there, and be sure to include the smaller mom/pop stops

    2).....and 3).......depends on employer and how one is paid. if the employer pays taxes and benefits, then i guess that means the employer

    if the employer pays on a 1099, then the employee pays which means a good percentage of the time, the driver has NO health care at all.

    it'll probably take a few million dollars (more or less) to get this set up, for your company to "rake in" a few thousand dollars per month.

    i think when you (or your company) or a professional survey is done,you will see that you will be on the losing end of this.

    to ask a bunch of truckers on some website, is useless. you need to go to the truck stops and inquire with-in on rents/leases, security, traffic flow (of humans, not vehicles), and so on and so forth.

    we as truckers will say it's a great idea, but i came up with the questions of hours of operation....can you realistically handle 24/7/365 and NOT make any money that month, to cover your rent or lease..??? for an extended amount of time..??


    i think not.
     

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