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FleetWatch Fundraising Golf Day 2017

2017-05-29 15:04

IMPROVING DRIVER LIFESTYLE
Road safety. It’s become such a boring topic hasn’t it? Who really cares?

In January every year we attend the Minister of Transport’s conference to hear how road users fared in keeping themselves alive or killing themselves over the Festive Season. In truth, we all go there to hear the death figures.

No longer is an improvement expected over the previous year’s figures. We just know that the body count is going to be higher. And so it turned out this past festive season with a 5% increase in body bags compared to the 2015/2016 season. So what do we do? How do we fight this?

Instead of running around like headless chickens trying to solve a problem which seem much bigger than us, why not start in one place? Truck Driver Health is a constant issue which is never truly focused on. It is logic that a tired and unhealthy truck driver is more likely to have accidents than that of a truck driver that is aware of his health and the need to maintain a healthy sleep pattern, diet and hugely neglected – a exercise programme!

That is where we have come in through numerous requests from the truck drivers over the past year we have developed and launching the ‘Truck Driver Fitness Campaign – The Truck is your Gym.’

FleetWatch along with our partners have developed a programme with the Stellenbosch University Biokinetics Department whereby we have developed various exercises for Truck Drivers using the truck as a gym.

In the fight against fatigue, exercises as well as general health care all contribute to ensuring a more alert and less fatigued driver.

The main aim of the project will be to enhance the lifestyle of the Truck Drivers! This is a first in the country and with much excitement we are launching the campaign!

Date: 28 September 2017
Location: Randpark Golf Club

Click here for background information – https://goo.gl/Z0tRkH

For booking and other sponsorship opportunities:
Call Kylie Saunders on 011 794 2490 or 060 508 1996 or kylie@fleetwatch.co.za

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