RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Rolling Strong, a provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers as well as owner-operators, unveiled a new mobile health and wellness platform at the recent Truckload Carriers Association’s 2017 WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON).
Velociti’s acquisition of Rolling Strong in March was the catalyst for developing a mobile health and wellness platform for the trucking industry, according to Stephen Kane, the recently named president of Rolling Strong who has years of experience as a driver, working in operations and technology roles at fleets and running fitness centers.
Kane worked with Velociti to combine mobile technology with the comprehensive CDL wellness program designed by Bob Perry, COO and founder of Rolling Strong.
“Driver health and wellness is a key issue getting a lot of attention,” Kane said. “However, until now there hasn’t been a tangible program to fully address the needs or the importance of the situation. By collaborating with Velociti and Rolling Strong to merge the vast knowledge and technology expertise, we’ll truly start making an impact on the lives of professional truck drivers and the companies they work for.”
The new Rolling Strong health and wellness platform is built for drivers and is designed to address the problems concerning their health and safety, Kane said. “It provides the knowledge and resources drivers need to prevent health risks and adopt beneficial lifestyles. With Velociti’s innovative approach and transportation technology expertise, and Rolling Strong’s mission to address driver wellness, we have achieved the goal of developing a comprehensive and powerful new health and wellness platform that will benefit drivers and their employers.”
Accessed from both IOS and Android mobile devices as well as in-cab computing systems, the Rolling Strong health and wellness platform provides drivers with guidance and real-time tracking of meals, exercise, sleep and more.
To enhance the user experience, rewards and gaming features have been integrated into the platform to allow drivers and transportation providers create and participate in wellness challenges and competitions.
“Regulations and technology meant to protect drivers are continually being implemented,” said Bob Perry. “With our new health and wellness platform, our entire team is now focused on the industry’s number one asset — the driver — because these men and woman deserve an opportunity to be healthy. We’re excited that Velociti’s expertise in automating this process is now powering our ability to reach more drivers with our approach to improving wellness, and more trucking companies with a platform that will lead to better retention and safety.”
The TCA 2017 WorkForce Builders Conference is an annual conference designed to address recruiting and engagement, fleet management, hiring, related best practices and strategic ideas for hiring and retaining drivers, diesel mechanics, and office personnel, as well as attracting new people to the industry.