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The Regional Federation of Transport Organizations of Murcia (Froet) has proposed that medical examinations of professional drivers are mandatory and exhaustive, to improve their quality of life, especially for those over 60 years of age. The UGT and CCOO unions have developed a guide, entitled “Health and Safety in the Work of Senior Drivers in the Transport of Goods by Road, Guide for Prevention”,

which shows that there is a higher rate of serious accidents and Fatalities among road freight drivers over 55 years of age compared to all economic activities for the same age groups. The report points out that transportation workers suffer from illnesses and other workplace disorders such as fatigue, sleep disorders and mental health, cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia ( Or high cholesterol), sedentarism, gastrointestinal or nutritional problems, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, etc. The director of the Department of Occupational Risk Prevention, Javier Arnal, “the disorder of life they lead accelerates the decline of their physical faculties. The solution is that medical examinations are mandatory and exhaustive (which are not always), and if A driver is not fit to continue developing this work, should be articulated some solution to access an early retirement or any benefit that does not harm economically. According to Froet, the study draws “conclusions with excessively negative effects, since it places the freight sector as one of the most dangerous and deadly economic activities, when statistics show that this is not the case.”

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