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  • In this July 11, 2012, photo, wellness coach Kara Whitcomb, front center, leads truckers in a stretching regime before their driving shifts start at Con-way Freight in Garland, Texas. From trucking companies embracing wellness and weight-loss programs to gyms being installed at truck stops, momentum has picked up in recent years to help those who make their living driving big rigs get into shape. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    More truckers get out of cab to fight flab

    In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He already was overweight, but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not exercising was a poor combination.

  • **FILE** Wellness coach Kara Whitcomb (front center) leads truckers in a stretching regime before their driving shifts start at Con-way Freight in Garland, Texas, on July 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Push for healthier truckers gains momentum

    From trucking companies embracing wellness and weight-loss programs to gyms being installed at truck stops, momentum has picked up in recent years to help those who make their living driving big rigs get into shape.

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