Numerous free health screenings available at GATS

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The Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion at the Great American Trucking Show connects truck drivers with free health screenings, nutrition and fitness advice, and cooking demonstrations on how to get the most out of cooking on the truck. This year’s pavilion will also feature chiropractic care, mammogram screenings, DOT physicals, and more.

GATS is at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Fallas Aug. 23-25. You can register online here.

The following are the booths in the Pavilion and what they are offering:

  • AccuScreen Drug and Alcohol Testing – Booth No. 252: On-site DOT physicals will be available at the AccuScreen booth for a discounted price of $55.
  • Dr. John’s Medical Solutions – Booth No. 346: Dr. John’s team will provide free on-site medical screenings at GATS. Prostate exams, retinal scans, blood sugar and blood pressure tests, skin cancer screenings and more will be available.
  • Methodist Dallas – Booth No. 452: Methodist Dallas will have their mobile mammography unit on the GATS show floor offering screenings.
  • National Kidney Foundation – Booth No. 445: National Kidney Foundation will be conducting KEEP Healthy check-ups, which include a risk survey, body mass index (BMI) measurements, a blood pressure check and an ACR urine test. Health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions and pass out free educational materials.Gats Health Screening
  • OnRamp To Health – Booth No. 753: OnRamp To Health is partnering with Carter Blood Care for its ninth annual blood drive.
  • Rolling Strong – Booth No. 745: The Rolling Strong booth will feature nutritional education, in-cab exercise demonstrations, and free access to the Rolling Strong wellness app. Walmart will be providing glucose and cholesterol screenings. Higi will be doing BMI and blood pressure screenings. PetSmart will also be on-site with information about their pet services, including veterinary services.
  • St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund – Booth No. 744: The St. Christopher Fund’s booth will host meet and greets from radio personalities, as well as live entertainment. Show attendees may play a game for a $5 donation and win a prize. Attendees can register on-site for Rigs Without Cigs, SCF’s smoking cessation program for truck drivers. The SCF booth will also serve as a drop-off location for Operation Dakota Smiles. Drivers and companies may drop off shirts, hats, and pins and all items will be delivered to Dakota, a 16-year-old wheelchair-bound boy who loves big trucks.
  • 180 Chiropractic – Booth No. 944: Dr. Justin Seifert and the 180 Chiropractic team will be offering hands-on chiropractic work.

Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion Schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 23:

  • 1 p.m.: Diabetes Education with Kay Pfeiffer
  • 2:30 p.m.: Landstar Fitness Challenge
  • 3:30 p.m.: Cooking Class with Tom Kyrk

Friday, Aug. 24:

  • 10:30 a.m.: Diabetes Education with Kay Pfeiffer
  • 11:30 a.m.: Landstar Fitness Challenge
  • 12:30 p.m.: Life Coach Carolyn O’Byrne
  • 2 p.m.: Kevin Rutherford

Saturday, Aug. 25:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Landstar Fitness Challenge
  • 1 p.m.: Diabetes Education with Kay Pfeiffer
  • 2:30 p.m.: Cooking Class with Tom Kyrk