PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner has announced Covenant Transport has become one of the first major fleets to order its FIT in-cab exercise system.
Covenant will make the system available to its drivers, providing a way for them to work out while on the road. The carrier will use it as a reward and incentive program for its drivers, Freightliner announced.
Developed with Rolling Strong, the FIT system is the first OEM-designed and integrated in-cab exercise system. It provides easy and convenient full-body strength and conditioning exercises.
“Wellness employee initiatives are not new to Covenant Transport. We have been working with all of our employees to develop an intense program that provides the tools, coaching and incentives to motivate good health,” said Joey Hogan, president of Covenant Transport. “The FIT system extends our healthy programs and helps keep our professional drivers safe and healthy.”
Covenant has branded one of its tractors the Driver Wellness Workout Truck. An on-site health coach uses the workout truck to train drivers on how to use the system.
“Driver wellness is an important industry concern, and we’re seeing many of our customers launch programs that support and educate their workforce on making healthy choices,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We applaud Covenant Transport for adopting the FIT System and taking such a proactive approach to healthy lifestyles, and for being part of the solution.”