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Truck Driver TriathletesTruck drivers are constantly under pressure to watch their health. The trucking industry is experiencing a dangerous rise in heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other metabolic conditions that can ruin lives and careers. They have to watch their diets on the road, but doctors sometimes also recommend they do a bit more to help their circulatory systems too.

Flying J truck stops have taken the health crises of truck drivers seriously, and have invested in a chain of roadside health clubs where truckers can go work on state of the art fitness gear for a small membership fee. Now Pilot / Flying J is going a step further in providing good examples of health to truck drivers.

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles. Pilot Flying J is a 2012 sponsor of the Revolution 3 Triathlon series, which is July 8 in Portland, Ore. It will be sponsoring a group of five professional drivers: John Schneidewind, Steve Johnson, Bret Wright, Tom Struzan and Jason Stringer.  During the training period, Pilot Flying J and T2T will work together to develop health plans specific to the trucking lifestyle.

Truckers to Triathletes is a group of truckers who became athletes by participating in a triathlon while being on a unique program set up by Dr. Bud Harris. Dr. Harris is a Fitness Coach from Oregon, also known as America’s Wellness Sergeant.

The T2T team will use the Portland triathlon as a starting point for a training plan that will culminate in their participation in the Rev3 Tri in Anderson, S. C., in October.

Contact Matt Vecchione at [email protected] or 973-301-0774 for more information.

You can learn more about what Truckers to Triathletes do for the industry by watching this video.

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