Helping Drivers Get Healthy


The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Claudia Rodriguez as its February 2021 Member of the Month.  She is a wellness coach for Rolling Strong.  Rodriguez has been in the wellness industry for over twelve years.  Prior to joining Rolling Strong a year and a half ago, she had an online health products store.  She also gave health and wellness workshops at universities, businesses, and other places around El Paso.  After a colleague emailed Rodriquez the Rolling Strong job posting, saying, “This job describes you,” she decided to apply.  Now she is thrilled to be using her talents in the trucking industry.  The trucking industry has unique health challenges.  Although Rodriguez had coached people to improve their health for years, through one-on-one coaching and workshops, she knew coaching professional drivers would be different.  Even recommending something simple like “drink more water” is hard for truck drivers.  “First, I had to listen to their challenges and what they struggled with, and then I adapted my recommendations to something that would work for them,” she said.  Because she is a wellness coach, one might assume that Rodriguez doesn’t struggle with incorporating healthy habits, but it’s quite the contrary.  “I actually decided to get my certification as a Health and Nutrition Advisor to find answers for my own struggles, like my sugar addiction and my struggle with incorporating an exercise routine,” she said.  She went on to say, “Every day I am inspired by the drivers I coach.  I admire their discipline, how they overcome obstacles, and how they keep going even when they’re tired.  Eating healthy, exercising, sleeping well, and drinking water is a challenge for drivers.  It’s definitely easier to eat fast food and consume energy drinks.  However, what these drivers understand is that what they do every day affects their health and longevity.”  For those drivers that are ready to make changes, the Rolling Strong program helps them incorporate healthy habits, lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol, improve their sleep, among other things.  The Rolling Strong app allows for easy tracking of daily habits, personalized coaching, and even competitions.  Women 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% of its members are men who support the mission.  Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.  For more details, call 888-464-9482 or visit

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