Improving Commercial Drivers’ Health Is Goal Of New Alliance Between Oakstone Publishing And Healthy Trucking Association

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Oakstone Publishing, one of the foremost providers of multimedia education for healthcare professionals as well as corporate health and wellness resources, announced an alliance with Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA), the trucking industry’s leading authority on driver health and wellness. HTAA’s focus is a result of a growing awareness of the overall poor health of professional drivers.

Wellness and healthy lifestyle choices are exceptionally difficult for professional drivers to manage due to their unique working conditions. To help address these challenges, Oakstone and HTAA have signed an agreement to collaborate on a variety of projects designed to give HTAA’s members access to Oakstone’s top-tier educational resources.

“HTAA is focused on being a change agent in the wellness of the millions of drivers operating commercial vehicles,” said Bill Gordon, HTAA’s Executive Director. “We are very pleased to have a company of Oakstone’s caliber on board as a major partner. Our alliance with Oakstone will have a significant ability to positively impact the health and well-being of truckers.”

“Our success as a wellness industry leader is aimed at enhancing employees’ performance and productivity while promoting workplace health and safety,” said Diane Munson, Oakstone’s President and CEO. “We are excited to be affiliated with a nonprofit association such as HTAA with such a vital mission as it seeks to help professional drivers attain and maintain their health.”

Oakstone offers several learning solutions that support the health and wellness of commercial motor vehicle drivers, including:

  • Personal Best® – a wellness industry leader in the U.S. and Canada for over 25 years, and an award-winning publisher of one of the most extensive, medically-vetted collections of wellness communication tools. These tools offer complete customization and private label capabilities that reinforce brand recognition and drive wellness program engagement, as well as address a full range of topics – health and wellness, safety, productivity, shift work, and personal money management. Studies indicate that investing in wellness programs, such as those offered by Personal Best, shows a return on investment between $1.49 and $13 per dollar spent.
  • NRCME Plus Online Training System™ – a 100% online course that meets the US Department of Transportation’s training prerequisite for healthcare providers to take the federal exam and become certified to perform DOT driver physical exams.

About HTAA

Healthy Trucking Association of America, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995, is the trucking industry’s leading authority on driver health and wellness issues. HTAA is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of America’s commercial drivers by offering programs to raise awareness and help improve the health of professional drivers. It originated and is the ongoing annual host of the HTAA Healthy Trucking Summit, the trucking industry’s first and foremost annual health and wellness conference. For more information, visit www.healthytruck.org, or call 800-800-1198 or 334-272-0752.

About Oakstone

Oakstone Publishing, LLC excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals, as well as effective and award-winning wellness resources for organizations interested in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices within the workplace. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awarded Oakstone with Accreditation with Commendation, the highest recognition a medical content provider can achieve. For more information, visit www.oakstone.com.

Oakstone is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications and media sectors.

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