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Trucking’s first Health Awareness Walk to be held at MATS


Friday, January 29, 2010
“This is a plea from driver to driver to get outside of your truck and work towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Linda Caffee (above), professional driver and chairman of the Trucking Solution Health Group. “We’re all in this together."
“This is a plea from driver to driver to get outside of your truck and work towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Linda Caffee (above), professional driver and chairman of the Trucking Solution Health Group. “We’re all in this together."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Health Awareness Walk is the first of its kind fitness event to be held in the trucking industry and there’s no better place to kick it off than at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Drivers who are thinking about getting fit, wanting to stay healthy, or looking for tips to enhance their workouts are invited to join their fellow drivers, along with Bob Perry, “The Trucker Trainer”, on a 1.5 mile walk on Friday, March 26 at 8 a.m. There is no cost, but registration is required. Registrants will receive walk packets, while supplies last, with health information and giveaways so visit www.driverhealth.org.

The average age of death for a truck driver is 61 years old, 16 years younger than the average American, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With those startling statistics, leaders in the trucking industry are working to make personal health and fitness a bigger concern for all truckers.

“This is a plea from driver to driver to get outside of your truck and work towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Linda Caffee, professional driver and chairman of the Trucking Solution Health Group. “We’re all in this together. This walk provides everyone with the opportunity to receive support from your fellow drivers and get on the road to better health.”  The Trucking Solution Health Group helps trucking professionals lead a healthier lifestyle while on the road through exercise and nutrition. They have regularly scheduled live interactive discussions to share tips and information with each other and others. The organization’s members are credited for suggesting the walk to sponsors and assisting in the planning of the event.  

The Health Awareness Walk is a fun, non-competitive 1.5 mile course for anyone associated with the trucking industry. Registration is free and available online at www.driverhealth.org. Walkers can also register beginning at 7 a.m. March 26 and must be registered by 7:30 a.m. The first 250 registrants will receive walk packets, while supplies last, with health information and free giveaways. Walkers can also attend a warm-up and a cool-down before and after the walk with Bob Perry, the Trucker Trainer.

The walk is sponsored by Airtab, Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corporation, Driver HEALTH Magazine, Healthy Trucking Association of America, Landstar Transportation Logistics, Marten Transport, Mid-America Trucking Show, Ramp Media Group, Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, Trucking Solution Health Group, and Quality Carriers. The Health Group is a new sub-group of The Trucking Solutions Group, an organization designed help trucking professionals lead a healthier lifestyle out on the road through exercise and nutrition. The Trucking Solution Health Group has regularly scheduled live interactive discussions where to share exercise tips and nutritional information with each other and other trucking professionals. The group also includes professionals in their discussions to further the knowledge base of those involved on the calls. To learn more about the Trucking Solution Health Group contact lcaffee@elkhart.com.

The Trucker staff may be contacted to comment at editor@thetrucker.com.

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