Truck drivers’ access to nutritious food and exercise is limited. They also spend long hours just sitting in one position. Not only does this exhaust a body, but it can also lead to back and neck problems. In some instances, a truck driver’s health problems may even lead to a serious trucking accident.
Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong recently teamed up to tackle this issue. These companies plan to open fitness centers at truck stops to cater to the trucking industry.
A Pilot Flying J truck stop in Dallas (near the intersection of Interstates 20 and 45) recently opened one such fitness center. Five more gyms will open this year inside Flying J truck stops across the country. If the business model is successful, many more gyms will be opened. Truck drivers who sign up will have access to all Snap Fitness gyms. (The company currently operates about 1,300 gyms in the United States.)
The new Dallas gym stays open 24 hours a day. It has six weight machines, cardio machines, free weights, and a cable cross machine. After working out, a truck driver can simply walk across the parking lot to shower at the Flying J.
As truck accident attorneys, we have seen our fair share of trucking wrecks. Perhaps if truck drivers improve their overall fitness levels, fewer truck accidents will be attributed to driver fatigue.
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