TORONTO, Ont. — The first month of the new Healthy Fleet Challenge is completed and the second leg of the competition – spanning from October 1 to October 31 is in full swing.
According to Healthy Trucker there are no breaks in this Healthy Fleet Challenge that ends November 30 to keep participants motivated. The competition aims to make the trucking industry a healthier and more active one, by monitoring the number of steps each individual takes and then ranking teams and individuals by number of steps for some playful bragging rights. At the end of each month, Truck News will be reporting on the Top 5 fleets and individuals for the month based on the statistics of the online leaderboard.
In September, participants started off on the right foot and walked a combined total of 137 million steps. That’s just over 68,720 miles travelled and a total of 6.3 million calories burned.
For the month of September, the top 5 fleets were rather familiar. In first place with 10 participants was TST Solutions LP. The team walked an average of 14,478 per day for the month. In second was Coastal Pacific Express. The six-person team walked an average of 12,634 steps per day. Third place went to Elgin. Its 14-person team walked an average of 11,090 steps per day. In fourth was Dynamic Transport. The three-person team walked 10,265 steps per day for the month. And rounding out the Top 5 was Meyers Transport. The 14-person team walked an average of 10,104 steps per day.
As for the individuals, the Top 5 saw a slew of new faces. In first, walking a whopping total of 865,000 steps for the month was Margus Soolepp from Canada Cartage. In second, and not too far behind him was Christine Sokolowski from Canada Cartage. She walked just over 857,000 steps for the month. In third was Ralph Garcia of ABF Freight. He walked more than 671,000 steps. In fourth was Nate McCarty also of ABF Freight, who walked 648,000 steps for the month. And rounding out the Top 5 is Allan Norton of Elgin who walked 643,000 steps in September.
Healthy Trucker reminds interested patrons that they can join the challenge at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Garmin wearable technology is now being supported by the online leaderboard. And if you don’t have a tracking device and would like another option other than the MOVES app, you can download the Fitbit app and use it without a device. When creating your account, simply click the option that says “I do not have a tracking device” and it will allow you to use the app as the tracker on your phone.