PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Trucking industry leaders, America’s Road Team Captains, and American Trucking Associations conference attendees are competing in a new activity challenge at this year’s ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.
Participants will use Fitbits or an app to count their steps, with results being posted on a live leaderboard.
“The Healthy Trucker Challenge is a tremendous way to promote healthy habits and wellness in our industry,” said former ATA chairman Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, “and I’m confident that I – and my fellow ATA executives – will more than keep up with America’s Road Team over the next few days.”
During the challenge, Healthy Trucker will be tracking the steps – walking, running, jogging – of all participants. Last year, the America’s Road Team Captains defeated the leadership team in the inaugural challenge.
“For truck drivers, it’s important to take advantage of the chances we have to stay fit and active,” said America’s Road Team Captain Richie Buitrago (Con-way Freight) who has been driving for over 34 years. “Over the next couple days, we’re going to show just how healthy truckers can be.”