Upcoming Trucking Event to Showcase Health Initiatives
Many trucking shows are centered around a few key areas. Showing off new equipment and scouting for new talent is very popular at these events. But an upcoming show will highlight a growing trend in the industry. With a greater emphasis being placed on driver health in recent years, many programs and initiatives have been developed. These are designed to help truckers stay healthy on the road. Though their lifestyle can make it difficult, it has been proven that hard work pays off.
This year’s Great American Trucking Show will see new additions to the Health Pavilion. The first is physicals conducted by AccuScreen for $59 in accordance with the US Department of Transportation’s standards. In addition, free sleep apnea screening will be provided by the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund. The latter of these additions is meant to address the growing concern of drowsy drivers.
Another event that will take place at the show is the “Fit for the Road” 5K run/walk. Registration includes a t-shirt, and participants can save $10 on the normal $40 registration fee by signing up before arriving onsite. Proceeds will go to the St. Christopher fund. There has been much discussion about how to help improve trucker health. While some pushed for legislation, others have pursued a more community-based approach. This show will be a major step in the right direction for health-conscious individuals within the industry.
Rolling Strong will also be demoing FIT System equipment at the event, and additional screenings such as nutritional evaluations, nerve assessments, and pre-diabetic education will also be available to attendees. This will likely be the first of many events where health-related features play a big part in the show.