Home > Lifestyle > How to travel safely > News Updated 11 October 2013 Engen Driver Wellness campaign in Swartland Engen and Trucking Wellness have joined hands to present this year’s Driver Wellness campaign, aimed at educating long distance truck drivers about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 0 Quiz Wilderness Survival Skills » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Assess Test your sun sense » Join Heart to Heart » 8 healthy snacks to fill you Weird things found in airport security Engen and Trucking Wellness an initiative of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics industry (NBCRFLI) have once again joined hands to bring this year’s Driver Wellness campaign to Swartland area in Western Cape Now in its third year the Driver Wellness campaign is an annual initiative by Engen aimed at educating long distance truck drivers about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle whilst on the road, servicing the economy. The campaign kicked off earlier this year and will have been to 17 Engen sites by the end of October 2013. The driver wellness campaign is run at selected Engen Truck Stops and retail sites. Drivers get an opportunity to go for free voluntary screening in mobile clinics by qualified nurses and councillors for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, tuberculosis, BMI (Body Mass Index) and HIV/AIDS. The programme also provides counselling and a referral service where required. In 2012, 841 drivers presented themselves for screening compared to 400 in 2011.This year the intention is to increase the number of drivers screened by 30%. “We are pleased to continue playing a role in informing, educating and raising awareness about the impact of health issues and chronic diseases on road safety,” says Khanyisa Balfour, Groups Corporate Social Investment Manager for Engen. “The Driver Wellness initiative is aimed at raising awareness around health issues that have a direct impact on road safety, by helping drivers to manage their wellness better. We believe initiatives such as these can make a real difference to road safety in the long run and encourage a healthy lifestyle change in professional drivers,” says Balfour.Swartland 1 Stop is one of many around the country where drivers rest overnight after spending long hours on the road during the day. The campaign is set to visit most provinces including Springfontein in the Free State. For more information contact Tania Landsberg, Engen Petroleum Group Communications Manager: +27 21 403 5258; cell: 083 393 3398 or email: email@example.com Press Release More in Lifestyle How to survive the Gauteng heatwave More: How to travel safelyNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.