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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2008) 53(3): 6
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ACC targets log drivers’ health and fitness

A health and fitness programme designed for logging truck drivers is already helping a group of drivers lighten their loads after less than two months on the go. ‘Fit for the Road’ is a pilot programme that is helping 46 drivers and some transport company staff get fit, eat healthily and lose weight. It is supported by the Log Transport Safety Council and ACC. The push to implement a health programme for logging truck drivers came after research by Transport Engineering Research New Zealand (TERNZ) showed that 38% of logging drivers were classified as ‘obese’ or ‘very obese’. That compares to approximately 22% of New Zealand males of a similar age.
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