10,000 drivers could make $800 each for losing weight

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Updated Apr 30, 2012

The Healthy Trucking Association of America is offering 10,000 obese drivers the opportunity to go on a free doctor-supervised weight loss program and be paid for their participation. Drivers that stay on the program can earn more than $800.

“We want to prove our slogan that ‘Healthy Trucking Pays,’ ” says Bill Gordon, HTAA executive director. “We know that professional drivers are undergoing a great deal of financial pressure right now. So much so, it is hard for drivers to even think about losing weight or getting fit, and in these tough economic times, a lot of drivers who desperately need help just can’t afford it.” Gordon says HTAA has secured $20 million in funding to help 10,000 obese drivers get healthy and get paid at the same time.

Full details about the Healthy Trucking Pays weight loss program will be unveiled at the upcoming HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit in Atlanta on April 24-26. Each year HTAA invites trucking industry leaders – including safety directors, human resources directors, health and wellness professionals, recruitment and retention managers, other trucking fleet and organization executives and all stakeholders with an interest in improved driver health – to attend the summit to network and receive information and resources.

Trucking fleets and organizations in attendance at the summit will have the first opportunity to sign their drivers up for the new Healthy Trucking Pays weight loss program. Gordon says fleets interested in this program should plan to send a representative to the 2012 summit before all 10,000 slots are filled.

Trucking industry leaders and stakeholders interested in attending the 2012 Healthy Trucking Summit can visit the HTAA Website at www.healthytruck.org and then click on the 2012 HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit button for more information or contact Jim Sherlock at jims@healthytruck.org or 334-546-8000.