Healthy Trucking Association of America introduces driver wellness program


ATLANTA — The Healthy Trucking Association of America on Monday announced the launch of the HTAA Driver Vitality Program as one of the first universal, personal health-and-wellness management tools that professional drivers can use to improve and maintain their health.

“The HTAA Driver Vitality Program is the single most important development to date in the nationwide campaign to help drivers improve their health,” HTAA executive director Bill Gordon said.  “It’s exactly what the industry needs — a universal platform that all drivers can use [and] an industry standard that can benefit every driver and every fleet.”

The HTAA has partnered with the Vitality Group in the development of this program for the trucking industry and address all the common ailments that impact drivers in the trucking industry. Whether a driver is suffering from obesity, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, hypertension or a variety of other illnesses, the HTAA Vitality Program will identify the problem that needs to be addressed, lay out a pathway for the driver to follow, provide the resources the driver needs and then reward the driver for his or her efforts.

“We’ve been working for over three years to develop this program," Gordon said.  "So many ‘wellness programs’ are really just weight-loss diet plans," he said. "This program is the game changer that is going to finally give drivers and fleets the tools they need to turn around the trucking industry’s current negative health trend."

The HTAA will be unveiling the details of the new HTAA Driver Vitality Program at the upcoming HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit held in Atlanta April 24 to 26.

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