Covenant Transport has placed an order for the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) system from Freightliner. The Chattanooga, TN-based truckload carrier is also dedicating a tractor as the “driver wellness workout truck” for on-site training on using the fitness system by an onsite health coach.
“Wellness employee initiatives are not new to Covenant Transport. We have been working with all of our employees to develop an intense program that provides the tools, coaching and incentives to motivate good health,” said Joey Hogan, president of Covenant Transport. “The FIT system extends our healthy programs and helps keep our professional drivers safe and healthy.”
Developed in collaboration with Rolling Strong, the FIT system is an integrated in-cab exercise solution. It provides a simple and convenient full-body strength and conditioning workout for drivers in the comfort of their own cab. Covenant Transport was introduced to the system in 2012 during its initial test rollout and user experience research.
The FIT system features a triple-grip handle, which enables users to interchange three bands to change resistance levels. The system uses existing seat tether and bunk resistant mounting points for installing custom brackets, which makes the system easy to attach and use.
“Driver wellness is an important industry concern, and we’re seeing many of our customers launch programs that support and educate their workforce on making healthy choices,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We applaud Covenant Transport for adopting the FIT System and taking such a proactive approach to healthy lifestyles, and for being part of the solution.”