About the Author:

Bob Perry
In December 2007, Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab launched a nationwide network of retail health clinics designed to meet the growing demand of America’s 4.2 million over-the-road professional drivers. Through an exclusive partnership with Pilot Travel Centers, Roadside Medical provides cost effective and professional convenient care medical services including DOT physicals and compliance, lifestyle and wellness programs, sleep apnea studies and treatment, and nutritional products in a convenient location for drivers. Pilot is the largest operator of travel centers in the U.S. with more than 300 locations in 41 states. As president of Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab Bob Perry brings a unique perspective to the transportation industry. Bob is the son and brother of career drivers – both owner-operators the last 70-years, but has personally devoted his entire career to the health and fi tness industry. Known as the “Trucker Trainer” throughout the transportation industry, Bob is on a mission to educate drivers and share the life-changing products and services Roadside Medical can provide professional drivers while on the road. In addition to his work at Roadside Medical, Bob also has served the past eighteen months as Vice Chair of the ATA Safety Management Council’s Health & Wellness Working Group. He often speaks at healthcare conferences, hosts a monthly radio segment on Midnight Trucking Radio Network, and is as an invited guest on the Evan Lockridge Sirius radio show, health trade shows, and trucking conferences. He also writes a monthly health column in Driver HEALTH, the only magazine devoted to driver health. Bob has also recently launched the first driver health challenge with the Women in Trucking organization and is participating alongside other industry organizations leading drivers in the first ever “Driver Walk” with a 1.5 mile walk around the Mid-America Truck Show in March 2010 in Louisville, KY. Bob first explored incorporating fitness into the trucking industry 20 years ago, when his father joined a local gym to improve his health. He knew first-hand the toll the road takes on your health and knew there was a solution. When approached by Roadside, Bob knew they had the answer. Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab knows that the prescription for healthier drivers starts by giving them access to quality, affordable medical care and rewarding them for making simple, healthy lifestyle changes. In addition to owning and operating health and wellness centers, Bob has been an ROI/Wellness Consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and the FOX Network, helping launch Fit-TV; a 24-hour health and fi tness channel. Long recognizing the link between wellness, fi tness and lower medical costs, Bob has developed stored value, smart card programs and other ROI-driven wellness tactics for clients as varied as Gold’s Gym, World Gym and Spa Finders – all built around rewarding consumers for making healthy choices.

Posts by Bob Perry:

How To Get Started On The Road To Health

How To Get Started On The Road To Health

Everyone knows that exercising is beneficial to your health, in some cases, even life saving. So why isn’t everyone exercising? While reasons for not attempting a program or failing at one varies from person to person, many Americans simply lack the “know how” to begin an exercise program... [Read more]