A Problem Worth Solving – Driver’s Elbow
Keep Your Truckers On The Road
56% of random drivers surveyed reported left elbow pain while driving with their arm resting on the thin, hard window frame. 61% of them reported the pain as 3 or higher on a scale of 1-5. This pain can become a distraction and make drivers less safe. The condition, known as “Driver’s Elbow” or “Trucker’s Elbow,” is often not reported to supervisors or medical staff due to the fear of the driver’s hours being cut back, or even being laid off, due to the hours of missed work. According to HurtTrucker.com, “Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries (often referred to as upper extremity injuries) are common for professional truck drivers. The causes of these injuries include…driving with one elbow on the window frame…” The Driver’s Elbow Pad is installed without tools by vertically sliding the frame between the window and the weather stripping, then slid horizontally along the window to position the elbow to be comfortably supported (and shoulder to also reduce possible shoulder pain) while safely holding the steering wheel with both hands yet provide the ability to move freely, if needed.
Introducing Driver’s Elbow Pad
This patent-pending device was developed to help prevent and soothe elbow pain. It provides a 2″ soft pillow to rest the driver’s elbow, preventing or soothing elbow pain naturally. It requires no tools for installation and allows the window, mechanical or electric, to roll up or down with the device in place. And a frame for sliding windows is being developed.
We can even embroider your company’s logo or message on the pad cover for unique, lasting, and inexpensive:
- Safety Awards,
- Gifts (birthday, anniversary, or holiday), and
- Driver Retention or Recruitment Tools. With the well-documented Driver Shortage, the Driver’s Elbow Pad is a wonderful way for trucking companies to show their drivers that they truly do care about keeping their drivers comfortable and safer while on the road.
Decrease Driver Missed Hours and Reduce Worker’s Comp Claims
According to one concerned driver’s wife: “My husband is a delivery driver and has had elbow pain for over 3 years. Doing research online we found that the ulnar nerve was affected from long-term pressure, possible surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve may be a necessity. My husband decided that mentioning this to the doctor was not an option as we could not afford the time off work and loss of job that could take place during surgery and recovery. So he deals with this pain daily…” from Lorna C. in Warsaw, IN
According to Deborah R., Director of the Worker’s Compensation Program at California’s Schools Insurance Authority, “At an average claim cost of $18,587 (in the first year, alone), by avoiding just one Worker’s Comp claim, a trucking firm could realize significant ROI.” In perspective, saving even a single Worker’s Comp claim could buy Driver’s Elbow Pads for a fleet of over 978 drivers!