Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Swiftwick, a leading U.S. producer of athletic compression socks, announced on Tuesday its strategic relationship with Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, the first truck stop chain to rollout the Swiftwick HEALTH+ Medical Class II graduated compression sock line to over 400 Pilot and Flying J travel centers across North America.
“Swiftwick is proud to be carried at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, another Tennessee based company, to help promote drivers’ health and healthy lifestyles in transportation,” said Mark A. Cleveland, CEO and co-founder of Swiftwick. “It’s a massive chain-wide commitment and the first time that truck drivers have had easy access to affordable compression socks that benefit their overall health.”
Truck drivers spend as much as 8 hours of their day sitting and driving over an 11 hour duty status period. Life in a constant sitting position increases the chance of developing conditions that can become hazardous to your health. The HEALTH+ sock line helps prevent pooling of blood in the legs using controlled pressure and addresses the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a leading cause of blood clots, edema and leg discomfort.
The Swiftwick and Pilot Flying J relationship strengthens the travel center’s driver health initiative. Flying J and Pilot are offering programs that encourage drivers to make better choices for their health, offering fitness facilities, healthy food choices and leading the way to providing health-improving products like Swiftwick’s HEALTH+ compression socks. Other professional driving companies have noticed the added benefit and successful results of using the HEALTH+ sock.
“As a professional truck driver, I count on my Swiftwick HEALTH+ socks to provide comfort and support through every mile I drive,” said Wayne Selman, transportation manager for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. “The sock gives me peace of mind about the health of my feet and legs, allowing me to focus on the task at hand."
The made in the USA HEALTH+ Medical socks offer 132 needle-count graduated compression and will be sold at the introductory price of $19.99 at more than 400 Pilot and Flying J travel centers beginning September 2014. The sock line will also be sold online for MSRP $24.99, through wellness clinics at fleet terminals and through medical distributors, making them available to anyone in need of a more conveniently affordable class II compression sock. The plush foot bed increases comfort and provides odor control, leveraging Swiftwick’s antimicrobial and moisture-wicking capabilities.
Founded in January 2008, Swiftwick is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. The company is a performance sock manufacturer that proudly employs an American workforce in high-quality textile manufacturing. Swiftwick is an innovator in designing and producing superior socks. The company has a culture focused on manufacturing through environmentally friendly means, social responsibility and leading customer service. Learn more at http://www.swiftwick.com.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and 4,000 diesel lanes, with more than 4,100 offering DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Logistics Services is one of the fastest growing independent energy logistics companies in North America. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistic Services employ more than 24,000 people. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit http://www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.