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If professional drivers are the lifeblood of the trucking industry, then it’s essential to look after them – and it all starts with their physical and mental health. With its sedentary nature, lack of healthy food choices, and long, solitary hours, drivers suffer some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depression than other occupations.  

What can be done to encourage driver health and wellbeing? Attend this session to: 

  • Understand how to build a business case around the importance of a “culture of wellness” and practical steps to accomplish this 
  • Acknowledge how driver health and safety are tightly interconnected, along with having a direct and indirect impact on productivity, morale, and retention 
  • Better understand the value in investing in current skilled drivers who may be on the verge of failing their upcoming DOT Recertification exams due to poor health outcomes (which can be corrected) 
  • Gain practical tips on how to analyze and implement company health and wellness opportunities that ultimately improve employee health outcomes and personal well-being

MEET THE PANELISTS

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    Sergio Rojas

    Owner & Health/Leadership Coach
    Alive Consulting & Coaching

    Sergio Rajas has 25 years of experience as a holistic health and fitness coach, certified nutritionist, corporate wellness consultant, community health promoter and public speaker. He has coached and worked with thousands of individuals from professional athletes to truck drivers, plus dozens of companies and community organizations to optimize physical and emotional health, and performance. 

    In addition to being appointed as the Executive Director for the President’s Council on Fitness & Sports in Washington DC in 2009, Rajas spent 11 years as the Fitness & Wellness Expert for NBC5 in Chicago, has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show and the Today Show, among many other television appearances, and has spoken on stages all over the world, including keynoting multiple conferences. 

    Most recently, Rajas developed an award-winning wellness program for long-haul truck drivers helping over 700 truck drivers to lose weight, get off medications, improve their driver safety record, and improve their overall quality of life, which led to being the keynote speaker for the NETS (Network of Employers for Traffic Safety) Conference under the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Association in 2019. 

    Along with a multitude of certifications in exercise and nutrition sciences, Rajas also is trained in Conscious Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), along with a degree in psychology providing a well-rounded and effective approach to creating behavior change and achieving great results with both individuals and organizations. 

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    Dr. Bethany Dixon, DC, RD, LDN, CME

    Owner
    Drivers Health Clinic

    Dr. Bethany Dixon is the owner of the Drivers Health Clinic. The Drivers Health Clinics are conveniently located inside truck stops, bringing health care where the driver needs it the most. At the Drivers Health Clinic parking any size vehicle is never an issue and walk-ins are always welcome.   

    Dr. Dixon understands how important maintenance of your driving credential is. Growing up, her father always maintained his class A CDL license in order to have his career as a Crane Operator/Driver. She has a real understanding of how vital the driving and construction industry are to America. Without the essential drivers this country as we know it would come to a halt. Because of this, she has been tagged as “The Drivers Doctor!” 

    Dr. Dixon has had the pleasure of being on stage interviewing Dr. Phil McGraw, and she has spoken on the same stage as Vince Vaughn, Russell Peters, Hugh Hilton, Vanilla Ice, and many others. She can also be heard regularly on Sirius XM Chanel 146 Road Dog Radio, and she has been published in multiple magazines. Dr. Dixon has published the book, “7 Steps To A Stress-Free DOT Physicals.” She is also a regular on the Truck Boss Show! Keep an eye out for new clinics coming to a truck stop near you. www.drivershealthclinic.com.