Many truck drivers find it difficult to maintain a consistent exercise program. Truckers often get stereotyped for being out of shape. Irregular work schedules, eating food high in calories and long hours sitting behind the wheel can take its toll on the health of a driver.

During this year’s 2013 Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY Freightliner Trucks unveiled the first OEM-designed and integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system.

For those drivers who want to make the effort to improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle, Freightliner in collaboration with Rolling Strong – a leader in driver wellness programs developed the (FIT) system which provides a simple and convenient exercise program supporting physical activity.

The FIT system is designed to be used inside Freightliner’s long haul trucks and features a triple-grip handle, enabling the user to interchange resistance levels. FIT connects to brackets installed to existing mounting points in sleeper cab tractors and can be configured to provide up to 150 lbs. of resistance to each arm. The system is easy to attach and use. The program includes a training manual and instructional video which suggests various strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises. The cost is $69.95 and is compatible with Freightliner’s current Cascadia and Coronado sleeper-cab models and for retro-fitting in Century Class and Columbia sleepers.

I’m not sure about anyone else but for me as I get older, keeping in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a daily challenge. I’ve always been an active person and weight was never a problem. I seem to gain some extra pounds when my work schedule increases and my activity level decreases. Diet and nutrition play an important role here as well. As drivers, it’s very important to make healthy meal and snack choices. Years ago, I made the decision to no longer take any unhealthy food or snacks in the truck

After the Mid-America Truck Show, I began to use the FIT program and have found it easy to install. Also, it’s very convenient and light in weight. I usually take walks when loading/unloading and now use this in truck exercise system as well.

For more information on this new exercise system check out this link... Fit System 

Comments (2)

Henry Albert

Henry Albert is the owner of Albert Transport, Inc., based in Statesville, NC. Before participating in the "Slice of Life" program, Albert drove a 2001 Freightliner Century Class S/Tâ„¢, and will use his Cascadia for general freight and a dry van trailer. Albert, who has been a trucker since 1983, was recognized by Overdrive as its 2007 Trucker of the Year.

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Hoping folks like Henry and Alfy help spread the word about in-cab fitness systems. There are CSA regulations coming down the pipeline and health will become more of an issue for owner-operators.

May 15, 2013 9:43:14 AM

To bad Freightliner never contacted me; I've had my system installed in my Coronado for nine years now. I've shown it and been profiled on numerous national Trucker magazines and even on YouTube. What I Jerry-rigged in my cab provides a complete workout, provided the truck comes with an upper bunk. Perhaps a little more expensive but far more practical. The avatar picture displays the additional equipment I carry as an adjunct to my other systems. It keeps it interesting; otherwise boredom - the killer of motivation - sets in. As the "health and fitness Guru" on Trucker Radio, I want to demonstrate all the options available to drivers. Freightliners Fit System is just one more tool to fitness on the road. It's about time.

May 14, 2013 14:08:52 PM