EGears, which offers online and video-based education for truck drivers, is also launching a website and resource:

The website is a partnership project with Driver Solutions, a company that trains inexperienced truck drivers and then places them with trucking companies.

"The whole idea behind is to provide support that improves their 'mind, body and wallet,'" says Mike Curts, eGears president. "When these three factors are in balance, truckers are happier, healthier and safer on the road."

To kickoff website and celebrate Truckload Carriers Association's "National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week," Driver Solutions is sponsoring a cookout on Friday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Driver Solutions headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

The cookout will be free for all truck-driver training students, CDL holders and media. As part of the "health & wellness" initiative, healthy food choices will be offered to current and future truck drivers. Instead of the traditional cookout food of burgers and brats, more nutritious food choices such as turkey burgers and grilled chicken will be available.

Educational materials will be provided by and local fitness guru Eric Banter of Shamrock Wellness. Banter also plans to talk with professional truck drivers about healthy eating habits and share exercise ideas for when they're out on the road.