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Rolling Strong shows new mobile health, wellness platform for drivers

Rolling Strong health and wellness platformRolling Strong, a provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, showed its new mobile health and wellness platform at the Truckload Carriers Association 2017 WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON) in Riverside, Mo.

Velociti’s acquisition of Rolling Strong in March was the catalyst for developing a mobile health and wellness platform for the trucking industry. Stephen Kane, recently named president of Rolling Strong who has years of experience as a driver, working in operations and technology roles at fleets and running fitness centers, worked with Velociti to combine mobile technology with a CDL wellness program designed by Bob Perry, COO and founder of Rolling Strong.

“Driver health and wellness is a key issue getting a lot of attention,” Kane said. “However, until now there hasn’t been a tangible program to fully address the needs or the importance of the situation.”

“The new Rolling Strong health and wellness platform is truly built for drivers and is designed to address the concerns over their health and safety,” Kane added. “It provides the knowledge and resources drivers need to prevent health risks and adopt beneficial lifestyles.”

The Rolling Strong health and wellness platform is accessed from both IOS and Android mobile devices as well as in-cab computing systems. It provides drivers with guidance and real-time tracking of meals, exercise, sleep and more. To enhance the user-experience, rewards and gaming features have been integrated into the platform, allowing drivers or transportation providers to create and participate in wellness challenges and competitions.

“We’re excited that Velociti’s expertise in automating this process is now powering our ability to reach more drivers with our approach to improving wellness, and more trucking companies with a platform that will lead to better retention and safety,” added Bob Perry.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.