RIVERSIDE, Mo. – To keep a truck operating at peak performance requires constant monitoring and maintenance. There are so many many parts, so many systems, and they all need constant care.
Randomly pick any long-haul truck on the road and you’re apt to find only one component showing obvious signs of long-term neglect and improper maintenance – the driver.
That’s where Rolling Strong comes in. The organization, which provides driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, is partnering with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and TA and Petro Stopping Centers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 10-16, to conduct health screenings at eight locations across the country.
CDL wellness coaches will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rolling Strong Driver Appreciation Health Fairs at eight TA and Petro Stopping Centers. At each location, the wellness coaches will conduct health coaching and screenings consisting of weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index (BMI). Coaches will also have self-testing glucose readers available for drivers who need to test their blood sugar.
Rolling Strong will be raffling a FIT System (Freightliner In-Cab Trainer) at each location to drivers that have a basic health screening and coaching session. The St. Christopher Truckers Fund, a charity that helps sick and injured truckers and their families, is providing vouchers for drivers to get free flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines at participating pharmacies.
“Rolling Strong has always been focused on reversing the declining health of America’s CDL drivers,” said Rolling Strong founder and Chief Operating Officer Bob Perry. “By powering the TCA Wellness program and working with TA and Petro Stopping Centers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we can empower more drivers to take control of their health and wellness, and make them less likely to suffer an on-the-job injury and get home safely.”
The Driver Appreciation Health Fairs will be held at the following dates and locations:
Monday, September 11
Petro Carnesville, Georgia #377; 10200 Old Federal Road, Carnesville, Georgia
Tuesday, September 12
Petro Atlanta, Georgia #322; I-285, Exit 12 at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway; Atlanta, Georgia
Petro Bordentown, #314; I-295, Exit 57/New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7; 402 Rising Sun Road, Bordentown, New Jersey
TA Pittsburgh; I-70, Exit 11- Dallas Pike; 196 West Alexander Road, Valley Grove, West Virginia
TA, Rockwall, Texas; 1-30, Exit 68 (St. Hwy 205); 2105 South Goliad Street, Rockwall, Texas
Wednesday, September 13
TA Hebron/Michael Eugene Zanella Travel Center #39; I-70 at Ohio 37, Exit 126; 10679 Lancaster Road SE, Hebron, Ohio
Petro Ontario #26; I-10 & Milliken Avenue, Exit 57; 4325 East Guasti Road, Ontario, California
Friday, September 15
TA Dallas-Hillsboro, #333 Texas; I-35, Exit 370; 160 U.S. 77, Hillsboro, Tex