Trucker David Copeland, created a portable fitness bench after he saw truck drivers become accustomed to unhealthy lifestyles.
“You look at any truck stop you go to and you watch the truckers get out of the truck, the first thing you’re going to see is obesity,” says Copeland.
Copeland understands how hard it is to stay fit on the road, especially as a trucker. David recognizes that truckers can be on the road for long periods of time, and knows that the profession doesn’t lend itself to a healthy lifestyle. Copeland wanted to help bring about positive change.
“It only weighs 25 pounds, it breaks down, it’s easy, easy to store, so if the truck driver is picking up a load [and] they’re going to be there at least 30 minutes or an hour they can break the machine out and work out on the body,” Copeland said as he described his creation.
Copeland introduced his fitness bench to truckers at the ‘Truckers Jamboree’ in Joplin; an even for truckers to celebrate what they do and learn what’s new in the industry.