In an industry like trucking, which is currently under siege by health problems like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and sleep disorders, any positive health news is welcome. The latest concerns one of the largest active fleets in North America.
The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, has been presented to Celadon Group at its headquarters in Indianapolis. The award honors trucking companies that excel in integrating health and wellness programs and practices into their operations for improving the health and well-being of its driver workforce.
Drivers power the industry, and it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle during long stints on the road, said Chelle Pfiffner, vice-president of strategic employer solutions at FusionHealth. The program is meant to raise awareness of employer initiatives to support health among drivers and to recognize outstanding fleets leading those efforts. FusionHealth and Navistar believe the trucking industry can set the example for moving America forward to better health.