Kings Transport Group and LDJ Transport have partnered with a food delivery company on a new pilot program.
The brainchild of Lite n’ Easy, the program is aimed at improving the health and well-being of what has been dubbed Australia’s most unhealthy occupation.
The initiative involving truck drivers from both companies has seen the drivers provided with a range of meals and snacks as part of a four week healthy eating initiative.
Lite n’ Easy, following the completion of the first round of the program, have announced the results.
“We know that sitting for extended periods of time has a negative impact on our general health and well-being,” said Ashleigh Jones, Accredited Practising Dietitian for Lite n’ Easy.
“It can cause weight gain that leads to disease, as well as brain fog and demotivation. Eating fast food or unhealthy snacks on the go is also a contributing factor when it comes to fatigue and concentration,” she said.
“We hope this joint initiative with Kings Transport & LDJ Transport demonstrates that eating healthy meals and snacks can have a life changing, positive effect on both the mind and body.”
Kings Transport Group driver Shane Howat lost eight kilograms over the four week trial.
He has reportedly never felt better.
“Sitting all day long, driving a vehicle can make it hard to look after the body,” he said.
“By changing what I was eating and the time of day I sat down for meals, I noticed considerable weight loss. I also experienced improved sleep and saw a significant change in my concentration, which is so important when on the road for 8 hours a day. I actually couldn’t believe how good I felt,” said Howat.
All of the drivers in the trial reported at least one area of improvement whether it was weight loss, sleep quality, concentration or fatigue levels.
“We are heavily invested in the health and well-being of our employees, and we know now more than ever, how much strain and pressure is on our country’s supply chain,” said Kings Transport Group CEO Barry Thompson.
“We need to look after the sector as much as possible to ensure they are fighting fit. This four week trial has shown incredible initial results.”