National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is upon us and the topic of truck driver health is on everyone's mind in the transportation industry. In fact, it's such a topic of concern this year that the Truckload Carrier's Association added "Wellness" to the name, making it National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week.
In an effort to support this cause, Driver Solutions has joined forces with eGears in a partnership with The Healthy Trucker the help launch a new FREE online resource packed full of truck driver health information, TheHealthyTrucker.net. Beginning a truck driving career is more than just learning the rules of the road and how to operate a big rig - it's also about understanding the lifestyle.
TheHealthyTrucker.net has a team of experts dedicated to providing free health tips and advice to today's trucker. Not only does the website cover ways to eat healthy as a trucker and truck driver exercise ideas, it also offers money saving tips and advice on managing relationships while out on the road.
"The whole idea behind TheHealthyTrucker.net is to provide support that improves their 'mind, body and wallet,'" says Mike Curts, eGears president. "When these three factors are in balance, truckers are happier, healthier and safer on the road.
To kickoff TheHealthyTrucker.net website and celebrate "National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week," Driver Solutions is sponsoring a cookout on Friday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Driver Solutions headquarters (3603 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis, IN 46203). The cookout will be free for all truck-driver training students, CDL (Commercial Driver's License) holders and media. As part of the "health & wellness" initiative, healthy food choices will be offered to truck drivers and future truck drivers. Instead of the traditional cookout food of burgers and brats, more nutritious food choices such as turkey burgers and grilled chicken will be available. Educational materials will be provided by TheHealthyTrucker.net and local "fitness guru" Eric Banter of Shamrock Wellness (http://www.shamrockwellness.com). Banter also plans to talk with professional truck drivers about healthy eating habits and share exercise ideas for when they're out on the road.