April 10, 2012
Rolling Strong introduced what it says is the first wellness app in the transportation industry. The RoadApp to Wellness is available on the iPhone, iPad or computers to help professional drivers get on the road to better health. RoadApp is designed for the professional driver, as well as transportation companies looking to connect with the mobile workforce. The app's free section includes a daily health tip, information on Rolling Strong events and the monthly Rolling Strong Wellness e-newsletter. Drivers can search clinic locations and pull up restaurant nutritional guides to see the healthiest meals to order. It also shows exercises for drivers using their truck, videos that discuss different ailments a driver might have and a link to the Center for Disease Control for the latest health information. RoadApp's member section connects users to a database that keeps track of their health each time they enter their biometric readings (blood pressure, weight, BMI, sugar) from Rolling Strong's health clinic partners and wellness stations on the road.The app also includes diabetes information and management tools from Bayer HealthCare. "We want to offer drivers, who are working hard to manage their personal health, and for those who are just beginning to think about wellness, a tool to help them reach their health goals," says Bob Perry, chairman of the American Trucking Association's Safety Management Council's Health & Wellness Working Group and president of Rolling Strong. "By delivering this opportunity to all drivers, hopefully, it will encourage them to take a peek under their own personal hood in taking better care of themselves on the road and at home."