December 12, 2018
Flu Vaccines Available at all UrgentCareTravel Medical Clinics to Help Drivers Stay Healthy & on the Road
Miami Beach, FL - UrgentCareTravel (UCT) announces that it is teaming up with St. Christopher Fund to offer free flu vaccines to professional drivers. Already facing a challenging lifestyle on the road, drivers need assistance to help them stay healthy, but also need these medical services where they work - on the road. With a network of medical clinics located at Pilot Flying J, UrgentCareTravel offers convenient medical clinic locations to minimize drivers' downtime. That means drives can receive the free flu vaccine and other medical services they need right where they fuel, eat and take care of personal needs.
"Drivers are the backbone of the economy. But 50% of the drivers on the road already face the challenges of dealing with pre-existing conditions, including hypertension and diabetes, "said Siva Suresh, CEO of UrgentCareTravel. "Offering free flu vaccines to drivers, along with our walk-in medical clinic services and Health Network, is simply the right thing to do help drivers stay healthy and on the road.
"We are pleased to partner with UrgentCareTravel to offer free flu vaccines to drivers, stated SCF Executive Director Dr. Donna Kennedy. "The trucking industry needs its drivers to be healthy, and we appreciate UrgentCareTravel stepping up to offer flu vaccines and medical services to fleets and drivers."
Professional drivers wanting to receive a free flu vaccine at an UrgentCareTravel clinic can download or print the free flu vaccine voucher on the St. Christopher Fund website at https://truckersfund.org/vaccines-vouchers/ and bring to any UrgentCareTravel clinic location - https://urgentcaretravel.com/locations/
UrgentCareTravel, the Medical Clinic Network located at Pilot Flying J, is dedicated to improving driver health and keeping drivers on the road. With a focus on convenience and affordability, UrgentCareTravel is the only medical clinic network focused on truck driver health. Health Network is an affordable health membership, with no deductibles or co-pays, that includes personalized health plans for pre-existing conditions (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.), DOT Physicals, primary care services, work-related injury services and in-clinic labs. For additional information about UrgentCareTravel's Health Network, location and services, please visit the website at www.UrgentCareTravel.com
About St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for mortgage/rent, utilities, insurance and vehicle payments. The SCF also provides health and wellness programs such as free vaccines and smoking cessation. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org.
OCTOBER 19, 2018
Mitch Strobin UrgentCareTravel 919-622-2029
UrgentCareTravel Adds New Locations in Phoenix (AZ) and Perrysburg (OH)
Medical Clinics Provide Fleets and Professional Drivers Convenient and Affordable Access to the Medical Services Needed to Help Keep Drivers Healthy and on the Road
Miami, FL – UrgentCareTravel (UCT), the Medical Clinic Network located at Pilot Flying J, announces the opening of two new medical clinics focused on providing fleets and professional drivers the medical services needed to help keep drivers healthy and on the road. With the addition of new medical clinics in Phoenix (AZ) and Perrysburg/Toledo (OH), both conveniently located by Flying J Travel Centers, UrgentCareTravel now has thirteen medical clinics in its network. UrgentCareTravel plans to add more clinics to its growing clinic network over the next few years.
“Pilot Flying J is committed to making a better day for professional drivers,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying J. “This partnership with UrgentCareTravel allows us to provide on-site care as an additional service aimed at making life on the road better for drivers.”
UrgentCareTravel addresses today’s critical challenges in the trucking industry:
1. Professional drivers do not have convenient access to medical clinics where they can park their truck. The trucking industry is estimated lose hundreds of millions of dollars in driver productivity per year as drivers spend an additional 4-6 hours off the road each time they need a medical service.
2. Professional drivers have health challenges. Per UrgentCareTravel’s analysis of over 15,000 DOT Physicals performed at its clinics, 50% of drivers have one or more serious medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol, which in turn, limit their Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to one year or less.
3. Most professional drivers today have no health insurance or health insurance with high deductibles and premiums. Since the required ongoing care of their pre-existing conditions
are paid out of pocket, drivers visit clinics less often, their conditions worsen and they eventually leave the workforce.
4. Driver health is a major contributor to the high turnover rate in the industry. Per UrgentCareTravel discussions with fleets, with industry turnover rates upwards of 100%, company profitability decreases as the average recruiting cost is $5,000 per driver.
“Our network of medical clinics located at Pilot Flying J fills a critical need in the trucking industry
- affordable and convenient healthcare," said Siva Suresh, CEO of UrgentCareTravel. “We value our relationship with Pilot Flying J which enables us to address the key healthcare needs of professional drivers to help them stay healthy and on the road.”
UrgentCareTravel, the Medical Clinic Network located at Pilot Flying J, is dedicated to improving driver health and keeping drivers on the road. With a focus on convenience and affordability, UrgentCareTravel is the only medical clinic network focused on truck driver health. For additional information about UrgentCareTravel’s Health Network, locations and services, please visit the website at www.UrgentCareTravel.com.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 145 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 15 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com/ for more information.
Tommy, Aviation Regional Sales Executive
(Greater Atlanta area)
169 Truck Fleet