Truck drivers face various barriers to healthy living. Because of long hours spent on the road and downtime spent at truck-stops, exercise and healthy eating often suffer. Further, access to healthcare is often limited due to the location of a clinic or hospital, inconvenient hours of operation, lack of appropriate parking, and, for cross-border drivers, citizenship.  This is often compounded…

Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health all day.  This is according to a  recent infographic compiled by Medical Billing and Coding which shows the health implications of sitting, which the average person now spends 9.3 hours per…

Fleet Forum and North Star Alliance Partnership

Small and mid-sized commercial fleet operators in low-and middle-income countries often face challenges to recruit well-trained drivers. Too often, professional driving schools do not exist, there is no clear driver training curriculum and classroom-based training takes drivers off the road, reducing their productivity. In response to this challenge, North Star Alliance and Fleet Forum have…

If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.  – African proverb I am sometimes asked which of my past experiences has helped me most in my current work at North Star. I’m not quick enough to give my best answer on the spot, so I usually mumble something…

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