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Healthy Fleet Challenge off to blazing start with more than 17,000 miles walked


TORONTO, Ont. — Two weeks into the 2nd Healthy Fleet Challenge and industry participants have already taken more than 34,000,000 steps, amounting to over 17,000 miles. Their combined efforts have burned more than 1,573,000 calories.

Healthy Trucker (a division of NAL Insurance) in partnership with Truck News, a Transportation Media publication, is holding the second Healthy Fleet Challenge running the full month of September, to promote the importance of better health and wellness in the trucking industry.

Looking at the carrier participants, Coastal Pacific Express has fielded another strong team.  Its team of 14 leads all fleets with a current 7-day average of 10,360 steps per participant, as of Monday night. But the bragging rights for first place have been hotly contested during the first two weeks of competition with Speedy Transport and its team of six participants closely behind with an average of 9,865 steps. They’re no doubt looking over their shoulders, however, as Spring Creek Carriers with its team of 2 are just steps away with a 7-day steps average of 9,556 as is the 3-person team from Dynamic Transport with 7-day steps average of 9,506.

That’s as close a competition as you can get and there’s two more weeks to go!

Meyers Transport and its team of 17 currently sits in fifth spot with a weekly steps average of 7,855. Rounding out the top 10: are Trimac, Prime Inc.,Erb Transport, SLH, and Bison.

Kudos go to Coastal Pacific Express, Meyers Transport, Erb Transport, Prime Inc., SLH, Bison Transport, Tennant Truck Lines, Henderson Trucking, Central Oregon Truck Company, Highland Transport, Kriska, and Canada Cartage for getting more than 10 participants on their teams. Special kudos go to JD Smith Trucking and C.A.T. for signing up 30 or more participants each.

There have been impressive individual performances as well during the first two weeks and the ladies are taking it to the men so far. Sherri Hanley leads all participants with 325,513 total steps. Not far behind is Donna Baird with 314,436 steps. The battle for third is a closely fought one with David Clothier (265,608 steps) slightly ahead of Ken Parent (265,131steps). Mitch Steenrod is holding on to fifth place with 259,318 steps (but your’s truly may have something to say about that…lol).

Stay tuned to www.trucknews.com for weekly updates to the Healthy Fleet Challenge.

For more information on the Healthy Fleet Challenge call 1-855-422-8333 orwww.healthyfleet.com


Lou Smyrlis

Lou Smyrlis

With more than 25 years of experience reporting on transportation issues, Lou is one of the more recognizable personalities in the industry. An award-winning writer well known for his insightful writing and meticulous market analysis, he is a leading authority on industry trends and statistics.
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