For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Paul Golden, Espyr
In Trucking Association (WIT) and Espyr Announce Continued Partnership to
Support Professional Driver Health
WIT provides drivers with
continued Espyr behavioral health support programs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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."
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
Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
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
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.