INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 15, 2012 – The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group, Inc. at their headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.. The award honors trucking companies that excel in integrating health and wellness programs and practices into their operations for improving the health and well-being of its driver workforce.
Chelle Pfiffner, Vice President of Strategic Employer Solutions at FusionHealth, elaborated on the significance of the Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year Award. “Drivers power the industry, and it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle during long stints on the road,” said Pfiffner. “The program is meant to raise awareness of employer initiatives to support health among drivers and to recognize outstanding fleets leading those efforts. FusionHealth and Navistar believe the trucking industry can set the example for moving America forward to better health.”
“Just as healthy drivers are paramount to a successful fleet, a healthy fleet is essential to a successful business,” added Phil Tindell, Vice President, North American Regional Sales, Navistar. “Navistar and International Truck are working toward a healthier population of drivers and part of that is recognizing those individuals and fleets that are dedicated to a healthier industry.”
Celadon Group, Inc. ranks as one of North America’s largest truckload carriers with more than 4,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $550 million. Despite its size, Celadon’s turnover rate is almost 50 percent less than the industry standard which can be attributed, in part, to its wellness programs. These include an on-site, full service health clinic that offers primary physician care, prescription services, workers compensation rehabilitation, and physical therapy. The comprehensive Wellness Program further consists of health screenings, health seminars, diet and weight loss programs, nutritional and exercise programs, and incentives for healthy habits.
“We have worked diligently to initiate innovative health practices recognizing the importance of health and well-being of our employees,” said Paul Will, Celadon Vice Chairman, President and COO. “We are excited to be awarded the Healthy Trucking Fleet Award and help elevate industry adoption of pro-active healthcare and healthy lifestyle choices.”
The Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award is scored on a set of criteria focusing on how the company’s program integrates into its operations, how it targets the continuum of health care issues, tailors to population needs, includes high participation of employees and evaluates the results on clear definitions of success.
For winning the award, Celadon will receive a comprehensive FusionHealth® Health and Productivity Assessment™, a Worksite Health Station, Healthy Driver Training Sessions conducted by FusionHealth Driver Care Teams, and an award with the official designation as the Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year.
Other finalists for the award included J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Prime, Inc. and U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. For more information about the Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year Award, visit www.healthytruckingawards.com.
FusionHealth® specializes in technology-enabled integrated care management solutions for companies seeking to reduce health-related costs linked to workplace fatigue and employee sleep disorders. Clinical research has proven that sleep disorders, which remain untreated, cause preventable conditions such as Obesity, Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease and Stroke, that are costing employers millions. FusionHealth’s groundbreaking i.AIM™ technology coupled with a unique process to Analyze, Intervene and Manage sleep disorders impacts up to 30% of health-related costs for employees under treatment. For more information, please see www.fusionhealth.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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