North America’s premier refrigerated, flatbed, intermodal, and tanker trucking company Prime, Inc. is challenging truck drivers from carriers across the country to compete at its third annual Fittest of the Fleet competition on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Prime’s headquarters in Springfield, MO.
annual fitness competition was created by Siphiwe Baleka, Prime’s
Driver Health and Fitness Coach, to showcase drivers who have made
fitness a daily part of their truck driving career and to find out who
is the fittest truck driver in America. Past champions have appeared in
the media, including a feature in the April 2014 issue of Men’s Health
“This year’s competition is going to be a lot tougher.
Already, drivers from Landstar, US Express, and PI&I have
registered,” says Baleka. “We have drivers who were three-sport athletes
in high school, all-star athletes in college, marathoners, even a
former professional tennis player who plays tennis and volleyball during
his breaks. Most of these guys are exercising with intensity every day
while out on the road.”
- Randee Lewis, 2014 Fittest of the Fleet Winner
competition is grueling. All drivers compete in three maximum effort
events during the day, scoring points based on their finish in each
event. The events can take from three to eight minutes to complete and
are comprised of bodyweight exercises, fitness equipment, and even use
of the truck. In 2014, Peterbilt
sponsored the competition and put up prize money, which was claimed by
twenty-seven year old Randee Lewis. In 2015, Peterbilt has doubled the
prize money and the goal is to make it a truly “national” competition.
have reserved 30 competition slots for drivers from other fleets across
America. We can do a lot to promote both driver image and fitness by
exhibiting those truck drivers who are in peak physical condition,” says
Baleka. “Whoever wins this year’s competition is going to be the
fittest driver in America and a spokesperson for the movement.”
For more information about the competition, including eligibility, a highlight video, and online registration, visit http://driverhealthandfitness.com/dhf-athletic-division/fittest-driver-at-prime/or contact Siphiwe Baleka at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Prime Inc.
in 1970 by Robert Low, Prime, Inc. is North America’s most successful
refrigerated, flatbed, tanker and logistics trucking company.
Headquartered in Springfield, MO, Prime's personnel, equipment and
technology remains on the cutting edge of the transportation industry,
and the company's growth remains steady and well managed.
Posted on June 18, 2015
by Andrea Mueller