The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers across the United States. Reflecting the theme Make Your Destination Another Birthday, these events will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, or Wednesday, Sept. 18, depending on the specific location.
Set to coincide with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the fairs will take place at the following TA/Petro locations:
- Petro – North Little Rock, Arkansas
- TA – Ontario, California
- TA – Cartersville, Georgia
- TA – Clayton, Indiana
- Petro – Clearwater, Minnesota
- Petro – Kingdom City, Missouri
- TA – Albuquerque, New Mexico
- TA – Fultonville, New York
- TA – Greensboro, North Carolina
- TA – Lodi, Ohio
- TA – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- TA – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- TA – West Greenwich, Rhode Island
- TA – Antioch, Tennessee
- TA – New Braunfels, Texas
- TA – Salt Lake City, Utah
- TA – Tampa, Florida
- TA – Corfu, New York
Each of these locations will provide opportunities for participants to undergo glucose and blood-pressure testing. Other activities are still being finalized, but each health fair will offer a mix of wellness-related activities, such as training on cab-friendly exercises, health and wellness trivia, basketball and/or hula hoop contests and yoga and exercise classes. Some locations will also feature Celebrity Walks, in which participants can take 1- or 2-mile walks with personalities affiliated with the trucking industry.
Along with TCA, Comdata, McLeod Software, Progressive, TA/Petro, U.S. Bank and XRS are the official sponsors of the health fairs. They are providing baseball caps and pins to be given away to contest winners and Celebrity Walk participants. TA/Petro will give away fruit, water and other healthy items at its 18 participating locations.
In the weeks to come, details about the health fairs – including GPS coordinates to each location, specific activities, and the names of the celebrities – will be posted to www.truckload.org/Health.