PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 14, 2013 – Transport Corporation of America, Inc. (Transport America), one of the largest for-hire carriers in North America, recently ordered the Freightliner In-Cab (FIT) System for a portion of its fleet. Developed by Freightliner Trucks in collaboration with Rolling Strong™, the FIT System is the first-ever OEM designed and integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system.
The FIT System provides drivers a simple and convenient exercise solution that encourages physical activity in the comfort of their own cabs. It features a triple-grip handle, which enables users to interchange three bands to change resistance levels. The system uses existing seat tether and bunk restraint mounting points for installing custom brackets, which makes the system easy to attach and use.
Transport America installed 200 of the FIT System units to support its Exercise Wellness Blitz, held during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
“It is critical that we invest in programs to help drive a higher quality, and healthier lifestyle for our drivers. Transport America is investing in wellness programs like the FIT System which will afford our drivers an opportunity to exercise while on the road and have an online support system to help with nutrition and fitness,” said Steve Royce, vice president Human Resources for Transport America.
The FIT System is one of several initiatives from Freightliner Trucks that support drivers maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Team Run Smart, which is designed for drivers, features a “Health Smart” program, which provides exercise and nutrition tips.
“By giving drivers accessible tools like the FIT System in the privacy of their own cabs, we are helping them maintain their well-being at their own convenience,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director, product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Freightliner Trucks wants to help keep drivers healthy and on the road.”
Truck drivers have access to health, wellness and nutrition information, as well as a personal trainer, via the FIT Channel on www.RollingStrong.com and through blogs, videos and forums located on the Freightliner Trucks online community www.TeamRunSmart.com.
The system is available as a factory-installed option in all Freightliner Cascadia® and Coronado® sleeper cab models and for retro-fitting in Century Class® and Columbia® sleepers. To purchase the FIT System, log on to www.RollingStrong.com.
For more information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, go to www.TeamRunSmart.com. For more information about Freightliner Trucks, go to www.freightlinertrucks.com.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.