ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Bison Transport and Brian Kurtz Trucking – the lone Canadian entrants into the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Weight Loss Showdown – both finished in the top four.
Bison finished in second place and Kurtz finished in fourth, having shed 14.8% and 12.7% of their teams’ collective body weight respectively.
The grand prize was won by Prime, Inc. while Hirschbach Motor Lines driver Carl Bailey won the top individual prize and was awarded $2,500. Bailey shed 58 lbs, totaling 26% of his body weight.
Eleven carriers took part in the competition, each entering 12-member teams consisting of drivers and office staff. Participants followed the Lean for Life program and were coached through the process by the Lindora Clinic.
For its part, the Prime team was rewarded with StayFit fitness room equipment valued at $13,000.
Overall, the participants shed 3,022 lbs or 10% of their collective body weight. Organizers say 90% of participants were able to complete the program.
“The fact that so many competitors made it to the end and achieved so much proves our industry is ready to stop talking and start acting when it comes to health and wellness,” said Chris Burruss, president of TCA. “My thanks and congratulations go out to all of them.”
The TCA has announced plans to host a second Weight Loss Showdown.
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