Fit To Pass®

Help your drivers pass their DOT re-cert exam. Get them Fit To Pass.

Fit To Pass®

Help your drivers pass their DOT re-cert exam. Get them Fit To Pass.

Let’s face it: being a professional truck or bus driver is not always the healthiest job. The combination of too much sitting, too little exercise and an unhealthy diet can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart conditions and more. That can make passing the DOT re-certification exam quite a challenge.

In fact, industry research shows that 40% of drivers are on short-term cards, and 50% of those won’t pass their re-cert exam.

That means about 20% of the average fleet could lose their licenses or be downgraded to a 90-day card, which could cost you thousands of dollars in driver replacement costs or leave you with idle equipment.

You need to keep your drivers on the road. You need to make sure they’re Fit to Pass.

It’s a year-round program…

Fit to Pass is an ongoing coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers.  Licensed, professional Espyr coaches trained in behavioral change and motivation techniques will work with your drivers one-on-one to create customized plans that reinforce and create healthy behaviors.

…With a 90-day prep for the exam.

For the 90 days leading up to each driver’s DOT re-certification exam, Fit to Pass shifts into high gear. This is a more intensive program, designed to put the driver in the best position to pass.

Let’s face it: being a professional truck or bus driver is not always the healthiest job. The combination of too much sitting, too little exercise and an unhealthy diet can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart conditions and more. That can make passing the DOT re-certification exam quite a challenge.

In fact, industry research shows that 40% of drivers are on short-term cards, and 50% of those won’t pass their re-cert exam.

That means about 20% of the average fleet could lose their licenses or be downgraded to a 90-day card, which could cost you thousands of dollars in driver replacement costs or leave you with idle equipment.

You need to keep your drivers on the road. You need to make sure they’re Fit to Pass.

It’s a year-round program…

Fit to Pass is an ongoing coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers.  Licensed, professional Espyr coaches trained in behavioral change and motivation techniques will work with your drivers one-on-one to create customized plans that reinforce and create healthy behaviors.

…With a 90-day prep for the exam.

For the 90 days leading up to each driver’s DOT re-certification exam, Fit to Pass shifts into high gear. This is a more intensive program, designed to put the driver in the best position to pass.

Everybody wins.

Developed by Espyr and Bob Perry (The Trucker Trainer™), Fit to Pass is easy, effective and extremely beneficial, both for drivers and employers:

      • Helps retain experienced, skilled drivers
      • Saves on hiring and training new drivers
      • Reduces driver sick days
      • Increases overall productivity
      • Provides risk mitigation by improving driver safety

Everybody wins.

Developed by Espyr and Bob Perry (The Trucker Trainer™), Fit to Pass is easy, effective and extremely beneficial, both for drivers and employers:

  • Helps retain experienced, skilled drivers
  • Saves on hiring and training new drivers
  • Reduces driver sick days
  • Increases overall productivity
  • Provides risk mitigation by improving driver safety

Fit to Pass is a team effort.

The team that developed Fit to Pass is extremely experienced in professional truck and bus driving, driver health and employee coaching.

Fit to Pass is a team effort.

The team that developed Fit to Pass is extremely experienced in professional truck and bus driving, driver health and employee coaching.

This is Bob Perry

Bob Perry has spent the last 25 years working to bring a healthy and fit lifestyle to CDL drivers. With Bob’s industry experience, you can be sure that Fit to Pass has been developed with professional drivers’ needs in mind.

25 Years of Experience

Working with CDL drivers on healthy lifestyle

And We Are Espyr

At Espyr, we’ve been helping employees achieve good health – so they can perform at their best – for more than 30 years. Our industry-leading Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are used by clients that include the most challenging occupations, like US Customs and Border Protection, the US Coast Guard and many law enforcement agencies.

30 Years of Experience

Helping employees maintain good health – and stay on the job.

This is Bob Perry

Bob Perry has spent the last 25 years working to bring a healthy and fit lifestyle to CDL drivers. With Bob’s industry experience, you can be sure that Fit to Pass has been developed with professional drivers’ needs in mind.

25 Years of Experience

Working with CDL drivers on healthy lifestyle

And We Are Espyr

At Espyr, we’ve been helping employees achieve good health – so they can perform at their best – for more than 30 years. Our industry-leading Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are used by clients that include the most challenging occupations, like US Customs and Border Protection, the US Coast Guard and many law enforcement agencies.

30 Years of Experience

Helping employees maintain good health – and stay on the job.

These companies endorse Fit to Pass and join us in supporting driver health:

These companies endorse Fit to Pass and join us in supporting driver health:

Women In Trucking are getting fit, too.

The mission of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry. They also happen to see the value in Fit to Pass and driver health, becoming a valuable partner in our cause. And we appreciate it. For more information on WIT, click here.

Women In Trucking are getting fit, too.

The mission of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry. They also happen to see the value in Fit to Pass and driver health, becoming a valuable partner in our cause. And we appreciate it. For more information on WIT, click here.

Our Advisory Board

We are honored to have a distinguished Board of Advisors – renowned trucking and transportation experts – helping us ensure Fit to Pass is consistently attuned to the health issues and needs of professional drivers.
CEO - Women In Trucking Association

Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, address obstacles and to celebrate the successes of its members. Voie’s prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider after serving as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International. Voie is a Certified Association Executive. She holds a Class A CDL and a private pilot’s license.

She has been honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovator Champion of Change. She received the 2015 “Distinguished Alumna of the Year” award the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Communication. Voie was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executives magazine’s “2016 Pros to Know.” In May, 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. In 2017 Voie was named to Insight Success Magazine’s “The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business” and "The 30 Most Innovative CEOs To Watch.” Voie was appointed to the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Committee and Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.

Vice President of Safety - CRST

Steven Garrish

Steven is a 25-year veteran of the Transportation & Logistics industry. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1996 with a BBA in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, later earning his MBA from John Brown University in 2013. Steven is a board member of the American Truck Associations (ATA) Safety Management Council, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Research Advisory Council; The National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) Board of Governors; a North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) Certified Director of Safety (CDS) as well as an NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP).
Steven’s professional experience includes leadership roles in operations, human resources and safety with JB Hunt Transport Company, Inc., Walmart Transportation LLC and SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.

Steven serves today as Vice President of Safety for CRST The Transportation Solution Inc., which is one of the nation’s largest privately held transportation companies and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Steven is Georgia native, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and enjoys supporting volunteer and outdoor activities with his family. They currently reside in Cedar Rapids, IA.

CEO - The National Transportation Institute

Leah Shaver

Leah Shaver is the President & CEO of The National Transportation Institute (NTI), the trucking industry subject matter experts on professional driver wages, best practices and programs and in 2019 joined the lineup of Talk Radio Hosts on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio.
Leah’s career has been spent supporting long-term growth and expansion of the transportation industry while reinforcing its best resource – professional truck drivers! Recognized as a Top Woman to Watch in Transportation, Leah is a subject matter expert on driver compensation and strategies addressing driver recruiting, retention and development of the driver candidate pool.
CEO - P.S. Marston Associates LLC d/b/a Abenaqui Carriers

Paul J. Marston

CEO of P.S. Marston Associates LLC d/b/a Abenaqui Carriers since 2001. Paul has been involved in the haz-mat transportation industry since 1992. He’s been blessed to be a part of this second generation family business through periods of great growth, as well as many challenges over the last 20 years. He has over two decade’s hands on and investment experience in the hospitality industry as well.
An active participant with New Hampshire Motor Truck, C12, National Tank Truck Carriers, Seacoast Family Promise, and a member of Bethany Church, Greenland, NH. University of New Hampshire, Durham.
Safety and Risk Management Consultant - RSM Services

Rick Reinoehl

Rick has thirty years of experience in Risk management and Safety, culminating in senior management at a top 50 for-hire trucking company before opening the consulting firm RSM Services in 2020. Rick now focuses on improving Risk and Safety for multiple clients in the Transportation Industry. Rick has been involved in numerous industry groups is insurance and safety, most recently as a member of the ATA Safety Policy Committee. Rick graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1991 and now resides in Chattanooga, TN where he enjoys adventures with his family and community.
Retention Coach - Truckload Carriers Association

Ray J. Haight

Ray Haight is a second-generation trucker; his parents ran a small four truck fleet operation, which worked for a local shipper into the U.S. market. Ray Haight was a driver and Owner Operator for ten years logging over one million accident-free miles before starting his own company, which serviced long-haul lanes with both dry van and refrigerated equipment.
In 1984 he started Southwestern Express Inc. based in London, Ontario, which grew into a successful dry van and refrigerated 50-truck fleet. In 1990 MacKinnon Transport Ltd. was brought in as a partner, and Southwestern Express moved from London to Guelph, Ontario; in January of 2000, MacKinnon Transport Ltd. and Southwestern Express Inc. were amalgamated. Ray held President and COO's position until May of 2005; at that time, MacKinnon Transport Inc. was a 275-truck fleet, warehousing, and Logistics Company.

Currently, he resides in Lambeth, Ontario, where in addition to being Retention Coach at Truckload Carriers Association and co-founder of TCA inGauge carrier benchmarking platform, he also finds time to lend his energies to many transportation industries related associations

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Karen Heaton

Dr. Karen Heaton is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, DOT Medical Examiner and Director of Occupational Health Nursing in the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research focuses on the effects of sleep and chronic stress on health among truck drivers. Along with her research and teaching experience, Dr. Heaton serves as a member on the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda Healthy Work Design workgroup and as a NIOSH Special Emphasis grant reviewer. She is also the content editor of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Core Curriculum (5th ed.).

Learn more about Fit to Pass at Fittopass.com.  Or call us at 888-570-3479 or click here.

For your drivers and your bottom line, it’s the healthy thing to do.

Learn more about Fit to Pass at Fittopass.com.  Or call us at 888-570-3479 or click here.

For your drivers and your bottom line, it’s the healthy thing to do.