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Todd Dills

New health blog from the folks at Con-way Truckload

| August 25, 2011

Attendant to news that Con-way TL-leased owner-operators will be able to access relatively low-cost health/dental and other insurance offerings via the carrier’s new TrueChoices benefits program, the company also is highlighting drivers’ and owner-operators’ health needs via a new blog. Steering Your Health today features a great recipe for Mexican Crock Pot chicken, cooked in-cab, in addition to a welcome message from company president Herb Schmidt, in which he invites all drivers, Con-way TL operators or not, to take from the new site what they can. It’s posted in full below, but for more, keep an eye on the Steering Your Health website here.

Staying healthy and fit is one of my top priorities. I don’t see it as a passing fad, but the way I choose to live my life every day. It’s part of my daily routine, and it directly contributes to my ability to give 100 percent both at work and at home.

At Con-way, we want every truck driver on the road — not just our drivers — to feel empowered and encouraged to make positive changes in their lives, as well as have easy access to the resources and information about staying healthy that they need to be successful. That’s why we created “Steering Your Health.”

As truck drivers, you might think it’s too hard to watch what you eat and find time to work out, particularly because you spend the bulk of your time behind the wheel. But there are so many different ways to lose weight, eat well and get in shape — options that are designed to accommodate the unique challenges of your life on the road. With perspectives from various health and fitness professionals both inside Con-way and out, as well as your fellow drivers across the country, it is our hope that Steering Your Health will become a one-stop resource for recipes, health and fitness tips, insights and opinions.

Safety is the key to our business and drivers are our safety ambassadors. A big part of being safe is staying alert and aware of what’s around you. If you’re well rested and energized, you’ll be better able to respond quickly to the many instances of changing road and traffic conditions which come up daily. That benefits you and the motoring public.

So many drivers have found creative ways to look and feel better. With Steering Your Health, you can share what works for you and help your peers develop and foster their own health and fitness goals. Overall wellness does have a role within the truck driving community and together we can make changes that will positively impact the lives of many for years to come.

Let’s inspire, motivate and educate each other to live better lives.

Here here — keep an eye on Jeff Clark’s Marathon Trucker blog and Truckers NewsFit for the Road program for similar ideas. And stay safe out there if you’re on the road. You can follow my further reporting from Dallas here and on my Twitter feed.

Those of you in Dallas: hope to see you on the Katy Trail at tomorrow morning’s Big Rig Run 5K, whether running or walking. It’s going to be a blast, no doubt.