In just 23.5 days, participants in the Healthy Trucker Healthy Fleet Challenge reached their goal by walking a total of 25,000 miles (the circumference of the globe).

“Although the initial goal of the challenge was to walk 25,000 miles as an industry, everyone we spoke to feels they have too much momentum going at their company to stop now and wants the challenge to continue,” Glenn Caldwell, v.p. of sales at NAL Insurance and Healthy Trucker representative, said when the goal was reached. “Even though the only prize offered was bragging rights, it’s incredible to see what a little competition has done for the morale at many of the companies that have participated.”

Healthy Trucker is now organizing a new challenge for September, which will include fleets and allied trades. You can find details at Meanwhile, for video of some convenient exercises drivers can do while on the road, go here and check out Let’s Get Healthy, Parts 1, 2 and 3.

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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