Prime, Inc., (16th on Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 List) the refrigerated, flatbed and tanker trucking company located in Springfield, Mo., recently released preliminary results of their Driver Body Composition Study to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness among truck drivers.
From April to November of this year, Prime measured the body composition of over 100 drivers who enrolled in their Driver Health and Fitness (DHF) 13-week program. Using a method called bio-electric impedance, the company measured each driver’s weight, body fat percentage, water weight, muscle mass, visceral fat, basal metabolic rate, bone density, metabolic age and physique rating.
While there is not enough complete data on the overall effect of the DHF 13-Week program, the average weight loss of drivers that have completed the program is 20 lbs. Over 80 drivers have lost 7 percent of their body weight or more in 13 weeks without skipping meals and, as a result, they have reduced their risk for 60 medical disorders and 12 types of cancers.