BC Forest Safety Council launches walking challenge

 Prince George, BC: The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) has launched a new health and wellness program focused on increasing the physical activity levels and overall health of log truck drivers in British Columbia.

The Healthy Hauler Step Challenge aims to provide log truck drivers with an opportunity to become more active in an easy and inexpensive way. Using pedometers provided free by the BCFSC, truckers are able to track the number of steps they take each day, log them over a month’s time, compete for prizes, and earn recognition in their industry.

The drivers are open to challenge themselves, co-workers, and teams from other companies.

“Log haulers work long days. It can be very tough to find time to build exercise into a work day, but it’s important if log haulers are to overcome some of the health challenges they can face”, said Rick Walters, BCFSC Director Transportation Safety. “By using this program, log haulers can be active, measure their progress, and take increasingly bigger steps towards a healthier, safer and more productive work place.”

The first round of the step challenge begins October 15, 2013. For more information call the BCFSC Transportation Safety team at 1-877-324-1212 or email transport@bcforestsafe.org to learn more.

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