TORONTO, Ont. – Week two of the five-month long Healthy Fleet Challenge has come to a close and like every Healthy Fleet challenge in the past, a new week brings a new top five to the leaderboard.
The heat of the online leaderboard must have gotten people moving and shaking as participants more than doubled the overall total step count this week. A whopping 34,547,250 steps were taken from Jan. 1 between more than 350 participants (in the first week, they walked an impressive 17,500,000) totalling more than 19,000 miles and burning almost 2 million calories.
In first place this week, is Carbon Express, a fleet from New Jersey. The team jumped from fourth place to first place this week, walking an average of 11,095 steps this week. Falling from first to second is Canada’s Challenger Motor Freight. The seven-person team walked an average of 10,541 steps in the second week of the competition. In third is a new team to the leaderboard, Berry and Smith Trucking from western Canada. The six-person team walked an impressive average of 9,716 steps. In fourth place is another newcomer to the leaderboard, Dynamic Transport from Canada. Its two-person team has walked an average of 9,499 steps this week. And falling from third to fifth is AAA Cooper Transportation from Alabama. Its two-person team has logged an average of 9,432 steps in its second week.
That’s three Canadian fleets versus two American fleets to those interested in the Canada versus USA aspect of the competition.
The leaderboard of the individual participants has also seen change from week one. Though, Jackie Gergatz of Canada Cartage is still leading the pack. She has walked an average of 31,700 steps per day in the second week. Moving from third to second is Donna Baird of Challenger Motor Freight. She’s walked an average of 23,123 steps a day this last week. In third is Bill Robinson of Northbridge – a new face to the leaderboard. This week he has walked an average of 22,248 steps in the second week. Falling from second to fourth place is Jim O’Neil from Quik X who walked an average of 21, 225 steps per day. And rounding out the top five, falling from fourth to fifth place is Will Cole of Pilot Flying J. He has walked an average of 20,135 steps.
As always, TruckNews.com will keep you posted on the leaders on a weekly basis. To view the live leaderboard visit HealthyFleet.com.
Sonia Straface is the associate editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. She graduated from Ryerson University's journalism program in 2013 and enjoys writing about health and wellness and HR issues surrounding the transportation industry. Follow her on Twitter: @SoniaStraface. All posts by Sonia Straface