Men's Health Magazine features truckers' advice to four-wheelers

| Monday, March 14, 2005

Plenty of truckers complain about how four-wheelers drive. But this month, 350 of your fellow truck drivers took it a step further, telling the magazine Men’s Health the biggest problems they have with “civilian drivers,” and offering those drivers some advice.

The information was part of an article in the April 2005 issue titled “Crush Hour,” which discussed various aspects of auto accidents and how they affect men’s health. It noted that “car accidents are the fourth leading cause of death among men.”

In that article it published the results of a survey of drivers accomplished with the help of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Calling truckers the “schoolmarms of the street,” it offered a few choice statistics and advice from truck drivers to four-wheelers:

  • 41 percent of truckers in the survey said the more expensive the car, the more oblivious the driver.
  • Top trucker tip: “Put down the cell phone and BlackBerry and at least try to pay attention to the road.
  • 22 percent said teenagers are the worst drivers.
  • Another tip: “Drive like your mother is with you.”

More of the magazine’s findings and observations can be found in the April issue of Men’s Health.