Transfix Inc. (Transfix) announced a new partnership with The Trucking Fitness Company (TFC) to encourage the best possible health and livelihood for drivers across the U.S.
Transfix said it understands the challenges that come with being on the road and has made it their priority to support the trucking community's health and wellness this year.
"Drivers play a crucial role in our supply chain, their overall health and well-being is important to us and we always want them to feel their best," said Guy Byars, SVP, Carrier Growth, Transfix. "A key initiative for our company this year is to continue our investment in the trucking community's health and wellness, which is why partnering with The Trucking Fitness Company was a no-brainer for us. We're confident that this partnership will continue to make a positive difference and improve the community's quality of life."
By joining forces with TFC, Transfix will provide access to discounted memberships designed to help kickstart drivers' health and wellness journey with the Trucking Fitness Company starting March 1, 2022. This will provide drivers access to daily personalized workouts via the TFC app that takes into account their individual current fitness level.
The workouts can be done inside the truck, outside of the truck, or even at home.
In addition, TFC provides a habit-based nutrition coach that partners with the drivers to help them lose weight and gain energy, by identifying healthier food options on the road for any food outlet.
"TFC is on a mission to help as many truck drivers as possible with their health and wellness,'' said Mark Manera, founder, The Trucking Fitness Company. "I started the company following my physical therapy experience and seeing first hand the toll a lifetime of truck driving can do to the body. Working with Transfix, a leader in the freight space, will allow our fitness and nutrition app to get into the hands of hundreds of truck drivers that offer them a user-friendly solution to staying healthy on the road."
Transfix sought out this partnership following a survey that was completed during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021 (NTDAW). They asked drivers what's holding them back from exercising on the road and 24% of drivers said they don't have time, 19% claimed they don't have the right equipment, and 45% said they don't have either.
In addition, 74% of Transfix's network of drivers believe there are not enough healthy food options on the road. This partnership with TFC will provide truck drivers with the tools to work out more and eat healthier.