ANDERSON, SC-- Pilot Flying J sponsored 11 professional drivers from Truckers-to-Triathletes (T2T) and Prime, Inc. who participated in the Revolution3 Triathlon in Anderson, South Carolina this past Sunday, Oct.14.
Truckers-to-Triathletes John Schneidewind, Jason Stringer, and Steve Johnson completed the Half Rev (70.3 miles) as a relay team. T2T Bret Wright competed individually in the Olympic Rev (31.9 miles). From Prime, Inc., Mario Abramson, Matthew Young, David Calhoun, Matt Buchhanan, Christopher Palmer, and Diane Kehoe competed as two relay teams in the Olympic Rev portion of the Rev3 Tri. Fellow Prime, Inc. member, Jeff Schmid, completed the Olympic Rev Aquabike.
"I can't think of anything more inspiring than seeing these drivers literally step out of their tractor and step into the race," said Dave Parmly, employee services manager for Pilot Flying J. "Whether they were competing as part of a relay or doing all three legs of the triathlon, these drivers demonstrate a commitment to health that is simply amazing. Pilot Flying J is delighted to play a small part in getting them into the race."
As part of Pilot Flying J's training plan to meet the health needs of professional drivers, Pilot Flying J also presented the Revolution3 Triathlon 2012 race series. Pilot Flying J plans to continue its promotion of better health for professional drivers in 2013 by supporting drivers in their future triathlon endeavors.
ABOUT TRUCKERS TO TRIATHLETES:
Dr. George "Bud" Harris, a safety engineer by education, is now a certified Sr. Wellness Coach for Wellness Coaches USA for 200 freight operations staff and drivers for the past four years. His Truckers to Triathletes program has inspired many drivers to embark on both a challenging yet rewarding journey as they morph from inactivity to completing a triathlon. He also trains his athletes to convert from doing one leg of a triathlon to the entire triathlon. Dr. Bud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.truckerstotriathletes.com or ‘Like' T2T on Facebook at www.facebook.com/truckerstotriathletes
ABOUT PILOT FLYING J:
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America's drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 2,500 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Maxum Petroleum employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.