As the trucking industry becomes more aware of the need for improved truck driver health, professional drivers themselves are taking it upon themselves to become more aware and accountable of their health and the inevitable consequences that can result from: poor eating habits and harmful dietary intake, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and maintaining optimal weight.
One group in particular who has stepped up to take the lead when addressing health issues of truck drivers is the Trucking Solutions Group (TSG), led by chairman Rick Ash. This year they are taking it even one step further by creating the Landstar Health Pavilion at the Great American Trucking Trucking Show (GATS) taking place this Aug 27th-29th in Dallas Texas.
TSG and and Randall- Reilly ( Owners of GATS) are working closely to provide free health screenings for attendees of this years’ truck show.
Those attending the show will be able to check their height, weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol and HDL and kidney function including a consult with medical professionals
In addition there will be diabetes education, nutritional screening, chiropractic nerve assessment, eye acuity testing and the ability to “Ask a Pharmacist”.
Also, for the fifth straight year the Trucking Solutions Group will be conducting its annual blood drive.
Make It Happen USA will also be joining TSG and the Health Pavilion, conducting their bone marrow donor registration drive.
For the first time at a major trucking show there will be a mobile mammogram unit to provide mammograms for those wishing to avail themselves of this valuable screening.
On May 13, 2015 the Trucking Solutions Group announced the creation of a driver led grassroots effort to raise money to fund mammograms for CDL holders attending this years’ Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. who do not have insurance. The cost of each mammogram is $300 and the group is accepting donations of any denomination. Those desiring to donate can do so in two ways:
Those who desire to contribute to this humanitarian effort are asked to visit the page by clicking on the above links. There is no minimum donation, ALL donations are appreciated.
2) St. Christopher Fund – Mammogram
PO Box 30763
Knoxville, Tn. 37930
As time draws near, we anticipate sharing the Health Pavilion Schedule as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you at GATS and the Health Pavilion.
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