Bringing Health and Wellness to the Trucking Industry

In this episode of The Comp Effect podcast, host Todd Thams interviews Mark Manera, Founder of the Trucking Fitness Company. Mark and Todd discuss health and wellness issues in the trucking industry and how these challenges can be addressed. When truckers have a lifespan of 16 years less than the average person, it’s time to promote change.

Episode Highlights:

  • Mark shares his background. (2:00)
  • Mark mentions the statistics of truck drivers. (3:50)
  • How would Mark change behaviors that truck drivers have had for so long? (11:01)
  • Mark discusses the different programs they offer. (15:28)
  • Mark shares the two different paths of their program. (22:45)
  • Mark explains the cup analogy. (26:40)
  • What does Mark think is causing the high turnover rate for trucking companies? (38:55)
  • Mark mentions that he’s reading a book entitled Business Made Simple, by Donald Miller. (49:28)
  • Mark mentions that he’s been spending more money on his studies and business. (50:05)
  • Mark gives a piece of advice to the listeners. (50:45)

Key Quotes:

  • “Deep down in my core, really believe that no one’s career should define their health. Right now in the trucking industry, that’s exactly what’s happening. When I got deeper and deeper into it, what I’m realizing and what I’ve continued to realize, is that everyone in the industry wins if the drivers are healthy.” – Mark Manera
  • “No one man or one company can make this change on its own. So, this is an army. The more people we go to battle with, the better. The more people we can really change their lives, and impact.” – Mark Manera
  • “When you start implementing a health and wellness program… you get them healthier, you get them fitter, the process of exercising… their cup starts growing. And, it gets bigger and bigger.” – Mark Manera

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