TORONTO, Ont. — With the final five days of the 2nd Healthy Fleet Challenge ahead, industry participants have already walked the equivalent of going once around the Earth (about 25,000 miles) and are pushing for more.
As of Friday morning the more than 350 participants, representing more than 40 companies across Canada and the US, had walked a total of 60,530,000 steps so far in September, amounting to more than 30,260 miles. In the process they have burned more than 2,784,000 calories.
The 2nd Healthy Fleet Challenge is being held by Healthy Trucker (a division of NAL Insurance) in partnership with Truck News, a Transportation Media publication, to promote the importance of better health and wellness in the trucking industry.
The race for bragging rights for the top team has been a closely fought affair with the lead undergoing constant change. As of this morning, Speedy Transport with its team of six was in front with an 7-day steps average of 11,391. But Dynamic Transport, Meyers, Truck News, Coastal Pacific Express and Spring Creek are all in the hunt for the top spot.
The hunt for the top spots in the individual race is also hotly contested. Challenger Motor Freight’s Donna Baird, a strong contender from the first challenge, has edged ahead of Coastal Pacific Xpress’ Sherri Hanley for the lead. Baird had walked an incredible 571,110 steps as of this morning. Hanley is close behind though with 566,101 steps but has yet to report her steps for the day and has proven all month that she is walking machine.
Third place is even tighter with three individuals in the hunt. Sharon Beharry of Speedy Transport has 470,743 steps, David Clothier with Pilot Flying J has 458,687 steps and Ken Parent, also from Pilot Flying J, has 454,240 steps as of this morning.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Mitch Steenrod (Pilot Flying J); Suzanne Mitton (Bison Transport); Joe Butler (Pilot Flying J); Stephen Bruneau (Meyers Transport) and Jennifer Larochelle (Bison Transport).
Should make for an interesting weekend of stepping and calorie burning!
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