April issue shows readers what truckers can teach them about fitness
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri. – March 13, 2014 – Prime Inc., a transportation company with more than 6,000 refrigerated, flatbed and tanker operators, is pleased to have drivers Rodney McCloud and Justin Boschee featured in the April issue of Men's Health magazine.
Prime, Inc.'s Fittest of the Fleet competition, August 2013
L-R: Robert E. Low (Prime Inc. President & Founder), Rodney McCloud (Driver, Riverdale, GA), Justin Boschee (Driver, Puyallup, WA), Joe Kita (Men's Health Writer) and Siphiwe Baleka (Prime Inc. Driver Health and Fitness Coach, Springfield)
The issue hit newsstands yesterday, and features McCloud, Boschee and the company's Driver Health and Fitness (DHF) Coach Siphiwe Baleka. The eight-page spread titled, "Hit The Road Jacked" written by Joe Kita with photographs by Andrew Hetherington, asks readers what can truckers teach them about fitness.
"Plenty," says Kita. "If they can stay in shape despite 300 days on the road a year, then you have no excuses. Get ready to lose that trailer and gain some horsepower."
The article continues by citing recent statistics on the health of drivers. "A 2014 survey of long-haul truck drivers by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that 69 percent are obese, 17 percent morbidly so. A recent Gallup-Healthways analysis revealed that transportation workers, including truckers, are the fattest and have the highest risk for chronic health problems of any occupational group."
McCould and Boschee share their stories about what inspires them to stay healthy on the road, while Baleka offers nutrition tips, his 7 Rules of On-the Road Fitness, and a menu of 32 body-weight exercises.
"We are very proud of Rodney and Justin’s accomplishments as safe and healthy drivers," said Baleka. "And we are honored that Men’s Health took an interest in learning about how our drivers are taking proactive steps to lead healthy lifestyles. Hopefully, this will help change the stereotype image about truck drivers."
McCloud claimed the title of "Fittest of the Fleet" last August at Prime's inaugural competition, and Boschee was runner-up. Boschee also lost 40 pounds through the company's award-winning 13 Week Basic DHF program.
Posted on March 13, 2014
by Prime Inc.