Who can walk more, drivers from the U.S. or Canada?

There’s a new athletic competition pitting Canada against the U.S. and it’s not even hockey.

The latest Healthy Fleet Challenge, held in Canada in the past two years, is crossing the border and will pit fleets in the U.S. against colleagues in the Great White North.

The challenge: walk, walk, walk.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) partners with Healthy Trucker and Canada’s Truck News, to get drivers out of their cabs and walking to help raise awareness of the need for healthy lifestyles.

The competition begins Jan. 1, 2015 and runs over five months:

  • Competition 1 – Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
  • Competition 2 – March 1 to March 31
  • Competition 3 – May 1 to May 30

Carriers, associations and allied trades can form a team of five people by sending their information to [email protected].

At the end of the five months, the team that records the largest average step count will be named the winner. It also tracks the average steps of all Canadian teams and all teams from the U.S. to see which country is more active.

This cross-border challenge comes on the heels of a fitness competition earlier this year. The Healthy Fleet Challenge took place between the ATA Leadership conference in San Diego in October.

“You could tell that the challenge was very well received,” said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the ATA. “I think the challenge underscored the importance that we all know in our lives we need to stay active, we need to keep moving and try to work towards being as fit and healthy we can be.”

Competitor will track their steps using Fitbit device (a high-tech pedometer) or the MOVES application on their iPhone or Android device. Every step they take will be posted on the online Healthy Fleet leaderboard so participants can track the competition.

To find out more about the Healthy Fleet Challenge visit www.healthyfleet.com or call 1-855-422-8333.