Swiftwick, a producer of athletic compression socks made in the U.S., at the Great American Trucking Show announced a strategic relationship with Pilot Flying J to roll out its Health+ Medical Class II graduated compression sock line to over 400 Pilot and Flying J travel centers across North America.
“Swiftwick is proud to be carried at Pilot Flying J travel centers,” said Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland, “to help promote drivers’ health and healthy lifestyles in transportation.”
The “chainwide commitment,” he added, marks “the first time that truck drivers have had easy access to affordable compression socks that benefit their overall health.” At $19.99 a pair initially, the socks will roll out in the month of September at Pilot and Flying J locations.
Swiftwick made its name after being founded in 2008 in the athletic-performance arena, building compression attire to help athletes in endurance sports get the last bit of endurance out of their bodies. Cleveland, a veteran of the trucking industry who will be familiar to some readers via his work with the Jubitz Travel Center, TripPak, and others, knew well the benefits of medical compression socks for anyone who spends either a lot of time being active, on their feet, or the opposite, with long periods of inactivity.
Life in a constant sitting position increases the chance of developing conditions that can become hazardous to your health. The Health+ sock line helps prevent pooling of blood in the legs using controlled, graduated pressure (with pressure decreasing as the sock moves up the leg) and addresses the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, a leading cause of blood clots (which are a leading cause of heart attack and stroke), edema and leg discomfort.
“As a professional truck driver, I count on my Swiftwick Health+ socks to provide comfort and support through every mile I drive,” said Wayne Selman, transportation manager for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. “The sock gives me peace of mind about the health of my feet and legs, allowing me to focus on the task at hand.”
Made in the USA, the Class II medical-grade socks feature 132 needlecount graduated compression. The sock line will also be sold online for MSRP $24.99, through wellness clinics at fleet terminals and through medical distributors, making them available to anyone in need of a more conveniently affordable Class II compression sock. The plush foot bed increases comfort and provides odor control, leveraging Swiftwick’s antimicrobial and moisture-wicking capabilities.