SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 18, 2021 –
With nearly 70% of all freight tonnage transported in the United States by truck, it is imperative to ensure that professional drivers stay healthy to avoid any disruption to the supply chain. Understanding the health challenges that drivers face in a 24/7 sedentary job, Decker Truck Line has national provider of telehealth MeMD to provide its workforce with cost-effective access to virtual care anytime, anywhere.
Thanks to MeMD, nearly 1,000 Decker employees nationwide can receive treatment for common illnesses and injuries – including testing for COVID-19, colds, flu, allergies, breathing problems, sprains and more. sprains – from a phone, mobile device or computer. Last year alone, the program saved Decker nearly $ 34,000 in health care costs, including over $ 16,000 in absenteeism. It also allowed many drivers to receive care when they needed it, rather than foregoing or delaying care, which ultimately created greater health problems.
âA sick driver can create a major chain reaction that disrupts schedules, delays loads and puts strain on customer relationships. By giving Decker’s drivers access to medical care when and how they need it, we have helped the company keep its employees healthy, productive and on schedule â , said Bill Goodwin, CEO of MeMD.
Frequently working outside of the traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday, Decker drivers often require medical attention at irregular hours in remote areas. Decker chairman and chairman Donald Decker said implementing a telehealth solution was a natural fit, especially for a self-insured business.
âWe have a commitment to safety for the benefit of drivers and customers, and driving while sick is just not consistent with that commitment,â Decker said. âNot only does this service help us take better care of our staff, but we have also seen immediate savings through the ability to redirect drivers away from high-priced emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. MeMD eliminates the need for our drivers to wait for a doctor’s office to open or to sit in a waiting room with other sick people. Instead, they get the treatment they need fast and get back to work faster. “
Although visits increased by nearly 130% at the start of the pandemic, the benefits employees received mean that more Decker drivers are less likely to delay medical care, which also helps reduce future costs.
âIn today’s digital non-stop world, it’s critical that employers provide virtual care options to their employees,â said Goodwin. âA healthy and present workforce is a productive and dedicated workforce. It’s a smart business, and it’s the right thing to do. “
MeMD’s telehealth solutions are trusted by more than 30,000 corporate, institutional and health plan partners nationwide, covering more than 5 million members. Learn more about organizational partnerships and the virtual care services MeMD provides.
MeMD is a comprehensive telehealth solution providing primary care services, on-demand treatment of common illnesses and injuries, and behavioral health services to consumers and businesses nationwide. The company harnesses the latest technology and a highly trained network of providers and therapists to treat the whole person, affordably and conveniently, from a computer, phone or mobile device. For more information visit memd.me.
Family owned and operated locally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Decker is a leader in the transportation and logistics industry with more than 750 professional drivers. It offers a full range of transportation services across the country and ranks among the top 100 trucking companies. More than deckertruckline.com.
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