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TCA health fairs set for Tuesday, Wednesday at TA/Petro locations

Blood pressure screenings are part of the health fairs that begin Tuesday at TA/Petro locations across the U.S. (The Trucker: LYNDON FINNEY)

The Trucker News Services

9/17/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Drivers are reminded that Tuesday and Wednesday, the Truckload Carriers Association is sponsoring free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers (TA/Petro) across the United States.

The health fairs reflect them theme of “Make Your Destination Another Birthday” and are part of National Truck Driver Appreciate Week.

 these fun, informative events will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, or Wednesday, Sept. Tuesday locations include:

• Petro – North Little Rock, Arkansas

• TA – Ontario, California

• TA – Cartersville, Georgia

• TA – Clayton, Indiana

• Petro – Clearwater, Minnesota

• Petro – Kingdom City, Missouri

• TA – Albuquerque, New Mexico

• TA – Fultonville, New York

• TA – Greensboro, North Carolina

• TA – Lodi, Ohio

• TA – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• TA – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

• TA – West Greenwich, Rhode Island

• TA – Antioch, Tennessee

• TA – New Braunfels, Texas

• TA – Salt Lake City, Utah

Wednesday locations include:

• TA – Tampa, Florida

• TA – Corfu, New York

Each of these locations will provide opportunities for participants to undergo glucose and blood-pressure testing. Other activities are still being finalized, but each health fair will offer a mix of wellness-related activities, such as training on cab-friendly exercises, health and wellness trivia, basketball and/or hula hoop contests, and yoga and exercise classes. Some locations will also feature “Celebrity Walks,” in which participants can take 1- or 2-mile walks with well-known personalities affiliated with the trucking industry.

The event begins at 3 p.m. in most locations with the health fair running from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the celebrity walk at 7 p.m.

This is the second year that TCA has worked on these fairs with other trucking-based groups to get drivers exercising, eating better, and taking charge of their bodies to combat the ill effects that a sedentary lifestyle can bring. This time, TCA is joined by the state trucking associations of Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

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