Sergio Rojas, a 2018 HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, began his career as a personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach in 1997. Certified in a variety of nutrition and fitness disciplines, he holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, was a health expert for NBC for 11 years. In 2016, he turned to wellness in the trucking industry, and was previously director of wellness at Hirschbach Motor Lines. He now runs a wellness consultancy called Vitality by Sergio, where he helps companies develop programs for wellness, emotional intelligence and leadership. He writes a Driver Wellness column that appears in Heavy Duty Trucking and on TruckingInfo.com.
About one in every seven drivers has diabetes in the United States. Fleets should be proactive in improving the quality of life for their drivers, enabling them to continue to provide for themselves after a diagnosis of diabetes.