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Today’s Pickup: Rolling Strong, higi roll out new driver health program

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Health company higi is opening up resources at its 11,000 self-screening health stations to truck drivers who are members of Rolling Strong for free biometric testing.

 “Rolling Strong has a tremendous track record of empowering companies and drivers to improve their health and wellness, and we look forward to helping Rolling Strong advance their mission to reverse the declining health of America’s commercial drivers and get them home safely,” said higi CEO Jeff Bennett. “By connecting with truck drivers at one of our 11,000 self-screening health stations across America, we can be a valuable conduit towards helping them stay their healthiest while on the road.”

Rolling Strong members will have free access to measure their biometric health numbers, including blood pressure, BMI and weight, and directly integrate those findings with the Rolling Strong platform and mobile app for seamless engagement with their overall health and wellness, the company said. This unique integration will allow the Rolling Strong application to make personalized dining suggestions based on a user’s combination of biometric data, activity levels and geographic location as well. 

“Our partnership with higi will help us measure the success of our programs and provide a more personalized health and wellness experience for the nation’s commercial drivers,” said Steven Kane, President of Rolling Strong. “With their extensive network of health stations across America, truck drivers can conveniently complete screenings and track their progress through the Rolling Strong platform and mobile app.”

Rolling Strong provides driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers and owner-operators in the areas of nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management and weight management.

Did you know?

Once the go-to place for toys, Toys ‘R’ Us only had $912M in online toy sales in 2016, according to Amazon has $2.16B in online sales while Walmart was second at $1.3B. The total U.S. toy market was $26.5B in 2016, NPD Group said.


“Modernization and expansion of the Memphis hub will ensure that we continue to provide outstanding service to our customers around the world and make this an even better place to work for the thousands of team members here who keep our operations running every day and night.”

Fred Smith, FedEX chairman & CEO

In other news:

Toys ‘R’ Us calls it quits

The iconic toy retailer has decided it can no longer sustain its business and will liquidate all its 700 remaining stores. (Wall Street Journal)

Trump eyes $60B in tariffs on Chinese goods

President Trump is targeting $60B worth of Chinese goods, including technology and apparel, for new tariffs. (Reuters)

FedEx to spend $1B to modernize Tennessee hub

FedEx Corp. will invest $1B in its Memphis hub to modernize the facility and improve operations. (Associated Press)

Amazon wins patent for air drop cushion

Amazon has received a patent for a cushioning system that would allow it to drop packages up to 25 feet from a drone without damage. (Mercury News)

Changing retail dynamics muddies air cargo planning

The changing nature of the retail market is causing difficulty for air cargo planners to identify capacity needs. (The Loadstar)

Final Thoughts

The Trump administration is preparing another round of tariffs, this time targeting Chinese goods such as technology, telecommunications, and clothing. It is the latest salvo in what may be the beginning of a trade war with uncertain consequences.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler.