TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is honoring professional drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) by teaming up with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) for the fourth consecutive year to host health fairs. Events will be held at 15 TA and Petro locations on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 3-6 pm.
The health fairs will include health care professionals conducting blood-pressure screenings and glucose testing. Other activities will vary by location, such as cornhole, basketball, dog washing, pet adoption, live bands, truck windshield washing, and more. Sleep apnea specialists and fitness coaches also will be at some locations. Wellness walks will take place from 6-7 pm at some of the events.
Locations holding the events are: TA Tonopah AZ, Petro North Little Rock AR, Petro Ontario CA (Shawn Hubbard Ontario Stopping Center), TA Wildwood FL, TA Cartersville GA, TA Boise ID, TA Clayton IN, Petro Clearwater MN, TA Binghamton NY, Petro Waterloo NY, TA Lodi OH, TA Harrisburg PA, TA West Greenwich RI, TA Antioch TN, and TA New Braunfels TX.
TA and Petro are uniquely qualified to host these health fairs given their focus on driver health through the StayFit program, launched nearly five ago, to assist professional drivers in getting more healthy and fit. The StayFit program includes healthier meal options at TA and Petro full-service restaurants and better-for-you snack options in the Travel Stores.
Additionally, free fitness rooms, walking trails, and basketball courts are offered at a variety of locations nationwide. TravelCenters believes that helping to raise awareness of health issues affecting professional truck drivers, as well as helping drivers to make health improvements, is part of showing drivers the respect they deserve.