HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit expanded

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The Healthy Trucking Association of America announced that the HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit, held annually in Atlanta, will be expanded in 2011 to provide more health and wellness resources and accommodate more attendees. The HTAA Summit provides education and resources aimed at improving the health of professional drivers.

Each year the HTAA invites trucking fleet safety directors, human resources directors, recruitment and retention managers and other trucking fleet executives and industry leaders to attend the summit and receive information and resources. HTAA says that in response to demand, it now has increased the capacity of the summit for 2011 so that it can accommodate more fleet executives as well as executives from state trucking associations.

“We understand how important it is to provide trucking fleet and association executives with the resources they need to help their drivers improve their health,” says Brett Blowers, HTAA spokesman for the HTAA. “This year, thanks to the generous support of our outstanding sponsors, we’ve been able to expand our capacity so that even more trucking industry leaders can attend and learn about the many available resources that can help them positively affect their drivers’ current state of health and wellness.”

The 2011 HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit will be held March 1-3 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, located at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The 2011 event will feature sessions on obesity and weight Loss, sleep disorders, hypertension and heart health, respiratory health and diabetes, to name a few. Featured speakers include Dr. Benisse Lester, chief medical officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and experts in health, wellness and nutrition.

Individuals and companies interested in attending the free 2011 Healthy Trucking Summit can apply by going to HealthyTruck.org and clicking on the 2011 HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit button.