HTAA pays drivers to stay healthy
The Healthy Trucking Association of America's Driver Health and Wellness program recently launched a new component to its campaign to promote trucker health and safety. The HTAA is starting a $20 million program that will pay 10,000 commercial drivers more than $800 each if they lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The HTAA is offering 10,000 obese truck drivers the opportunity to start a doctor-supervised weight loss regime and get paid for their successful efforts to stay healthy.The goal of the campaign is to acknowledge that many truckers are under financial pressure in the current economic climate, but it truly pays to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The HTAA has also identified a few ways truckers are already proactively working to stay fit while on the road. Glenn Horack told the source that he lost 100 pounds in 2011 by keeping exercise equipment in the truck, as well as a slow cooker to encourage him to make his own meals rather than eat out while on the road.
Horack is encouraging other drivers to follow his lead, especially in light of potential regulations that may require commercial drivers to improve their health or suffer license suspensions. Many policymakers feel healthier drivers are safer drivers and plan to implement regulations to ensure commercial drivers are keeping the roads safe with wellness programs.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The HTAA is starting a $20 million program that will pay 10,000 commercial drivers more than $800 each if they lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.