TCA Safety Professional 2012

TCA Launches Second Weight Loss Showdown CompetitionThe Truckload Carriers Association 2nd Weight Loss Showdown will begin September 24 and run through December 2, 2012.  The first Weight Loss Showdown was such a success, the TCA has decided to do it again.

The first round of  competitors were monitored by Lindora Clinic, a personalized weight management company, and followed the Lean-for-Life Program, which is based on a low-carbohydrate, low-fat, moderate protein menu plan, along with exercise, nutrition education and lifestyle changes. More than 90% of the  first Weight Loss Showdown participants completed the program and its participants lost a collective 3,022 pounds!

The Lindora Clinic will monitor the second round of participants as they compete for health, wellness and weight loss.

Six companies have been selected to participate in the second Weight Loss Showdown:

  • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Dutch Maid Logistics, Willard, Ohio
  • Erb Transport, New Hamburg, Ontario
  • John Veriha Trucking, Marinette, Wisconsin
  • PGT Trucking, Monaca, Pennsylvania
  • Tyson Foods, Springdale, Arkansas

In a TCA statement, Kathy Ayres, Lean for Life On-the-Road project manager for Lindora Clinic, said, “The Lindora team is really looking forward to the second Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown! After the amazing success of the first Showdown, and the synergy that was created with those teams, we are thrilled to have an opportunity to recreate the magic with this new group of Showdown contenders.”

Chris Burruss, TCA’s president, agreed. “The first Showdown was just the beginning, providing an intriguing glimpse at the positive results that can be achieved when people get motivated,” he said in the TCA statement. “I hope there will be many more to come… Showdowns are an excellent way for trucking companies to give back to their drivers and staff, helping them shed pounds toward the goal of improved overall health.”

The winners will win big for losing.  The winning company team will receive a StayFit gym valued at $13,000 and the individual with the greatest amount of weigh loss will receive $2,500.