It’s time to walk a little more, do a few more reps with the dumbbells and pass by the pastries in favor of the truck stop salad bar.
Prime, Inc. (#16 on Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 List) announced last week it will host its third annual Fittest of the Fleet competition on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Prime headquarters in Springfield, MO.
The annual fitness competition was created by Siphiwe Baleka, Prime’s Driver Health and Fitness Coach, to showcase drivers who have made fitness a daily part of their truck driving career. Baleka, who conducted a seminar at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville last week on “The Future of Driver Health and Fitness,” invited and challenged other fleets to send their most fit male and female truck drivers to this year’s competition.
“There is an obesity epidemic leading to premature death in the trucking industry and as a consequence, helping drivers lose weight has grown in popularity,” says Baleka. “There are weight loss competitions for drivers, but nothing to showcase those drivers who are managing to maintain very high levels of fitness while living on the road. This competition is designed to identify who is the fittest truck driver in America.”
The goal is to make it a national competition.
“We are reserving 30 competition slots for drivers from other fleets across America,” says Baleka. “We can do a lot to promote both driver image and fitness by exhibiting those truck drivers who are in peak physical condition. What fleet wouldn’t be proud to boast it has the fittest truck driver in America?”
For more information about the competition, including eligibility and online registration, visit driverhealthandfitness.com/dhf-athletic-division/fittest-driver-at-prime/ or contact Baleka at sbaleka(at)primeinc(dot)com