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Freightliner showcases OEM designed and integrated in cab training system at GATS

The inside of the Cascadia Evolution provides room for a full-body workout. (Courtesy: DAIMLER)

The Trucker News Services

8/22/2013

DALLAS – Freightliner Trucks and Rolling Strong is showcasing the first-ever OEM-designed-and-integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) here Aug. 22-24. 

The Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System provides drivers with full-body strength-and-conditioning workouts in the comfort of their own cab. It will be outfitted in a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and demonstrated by representatives from Freightliner Trucks and Rolling Strong.

Developed in collaboration with Rolling Strong – a leader in driver wellness programs – the FIT System provides a simple and convenient exercise solution that encourages physical activity. Featuring a triple-grip handle that enables users to interchange three bands to change resistance levels, the system uses existing seat tether and bunk restraint mounting points for installing custom brackets, making it easy to attach and use.

Truck drivers also have access to health, wellness and nutrition information through blogs, videos and forums located on the Freightliner Trucks online community www.TeamRunSmart.com, along with a personal trainer via the FIT Channel on www.RollingStrong.com.  The trainer helps keep drivers motivated, and provides new exercises that can be incorporated into fitness routines.

“Freightliner Trucks is committed to finding solutions conducive to the health and safety of professional drivers,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.  “We recognize the lifestyle challenges of irregular work hours, eating on the road, and sitting for extended periods of time. The FIT System makes it possible for drivers to be proactive about maintaining healthy lifestyles amidst the challenges they face.”

The FIT system is available as a factory-installed option in all Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado® sleeper cab models and for retro-fitting in Century Class® and Columbia® sleepers.

Stop by the Freightliner Trucks booth (#12113) for more information.

To purchase the FIT System, log on to www.RollingStrong.com.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore.

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