Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Espyr Announce Continued Partnership to Support Professional Driver Health
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Aug 10, 2020 7:30:00 AM
WIT provides drivers with continued Espyr behavioral health support programs
Plover, WI – August 10, 2020 – Women in Trucking Association (WIT), a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote the employment and recognition of women in the trucking industry, and Espyr®, the leading provider of customized behavioral health solutions, announced a continued partnership to support professional driver health. The partnership will provide truck drivers who are members of WIT with an additional 90 days free access to Espyr's Fit to Pass℠ coaching program and TalkNow℠, Espyr's CDL Driver Support Hotline.
The trucking industry has been on the front lines of the pandemic since it struck our nation, and they continue to move the economy despite their daily exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This has led to a great deal of stress and uncertainty for those worried about exposing their families and friends in addition to worrying about their own health.
Espyr's Fit to Pass℠ is a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical requirements of the DOT recertification exam. TalkNow℠ is a tele-mental health solution that provides immediate support for driver mental health and work-life related issues. Drivers and their family members can speak with an Espyr mental health professional without an appointment and without waiting.
Espyr's professional driver health services have been provided to all current WIT members for the past 90 days, and now, thanks to Total Transportation of Mississippi, this benefit has been extended for an additional 90 days.
"Our drivers are on the frontline daily to ensure families across America have the essential items needed, said John Stomps, CEO of Total Transportation of Mississippi. "Their health and well-being are one of the most critical aspects of our Company. It's important to the corporation that our drivers receive both physical and mental health support. With so many uncertainties in the world today, such as COVID, worrying about their own health and safety, as well as their family's well-being. We are more than grateful to be in partnership with ESPYR to ensure our drivers are receiving the best support possible!"
We have been so impressed with the results of our drivers who are participating in this program. From weight control to concerns about passing a CDL physical, our drivers are receiving both physical and mental health counseling through our partnership with ESPYR," said Ellen Voie, President and CEO of WIT. "Professional drivers are among the many unsung heroes helping us to live through these difficult times, and we're very grateful to Total Transportation of Mississippi for providing the funding for these programs."
"We are so thrilled to have Total Transportation of Mississippi join us in support of professional drivers' health," said Rick Taweel, President and CEO at ESPYR. "We have already seen some incredible stories of how drivers nationwide are turning their health around by creating healthy life-changing habits while on the road. And at a time when burnout and stress are becoming prevalent across the country, it is even more important that we invest in drivers' health and well-being. Support of these kinds of services by Total Transport of Mississippi shows that it's not just about the freight. It's about caring more for the people who move the freight."
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, PACCAR, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
Espyr has been helping employees achieve and maintain good health – so they can perform at their best – for 30 years. Espyr’s industry leading Behavioral Health Coaching and Assistance Programs are relied on by clients in the most challenging occupations. For more information on Espyr, go to espyr.com.