Fit to Pass to promote awareness for veteran suicide prevention along with honoring military service members and veterans

ATLANTA, GA, October 27, 2020 – Espyr’s Fit to Pass, a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical requirements of the DOT re-certification exam, announces The 22×22 Challenge. The challenge involves pressing out 22 push-ups per day for 22 days (days do not need to be consecutive) during the month of November 2020 to raise awareness and promote prevention of veteran suicides. According to the Veteran’s Administration, an alarming 22 military veterans commit suicide every day.

Those interested in participating in the Challenge simply need to register at Anyone is eligible to enter and there is no cost or purchase required.

Once registered, participants are encouraged to help spread the word by placing photo or video challenges to their friends and colleagues on as well as their personal social media pages.

Names of those who register will be placed on the 22X22 Challenge Wall of Honor, a virtual wall located at

“The high rate of military veteran suicides is a national tragedy,” said Espyr CEO, Rick Taweel.  We hope that this event will help make more people aware of veteran suicides and spur personal and organizational efforts to help prevent future suicides. Another way we’re helping to prevent suicides is through our partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We offer an Interactive Screening Program that provides a safe and confidential way for individuals to screen for stress, depression, and other mental health conditions, and receive a personal response from a program counselor.”

About Fit to Pass

Fit to Pass was developed by Espyr and Bob Perry, The Trucker TrainerTM, to bring better health to CDL drivers and help them pass their DOT re-certification physical exams. Fit to Pass is a year-round coaching program, but for the ninety days prior to a driver’s DOT re-certification exam, the program intensifies to help them pass the test. For more information on Fit to Pass go to

Fit to Pass benefits both drivers and their employers by:

  • Keeping drivers on the road
  • Helping retain experienced, skilled drivers
  • Saving on hiring and training new drivers
  • Reducing driver sick days
  • Increasing overall productivity


Fit to Pass is supported by many great sponsors who are committed to supporting driver health:  Founding Sponsor Transflo®,, Michelin®, SleepCharge®, The Big Rig™ Mattress, Travel Centers of America, Fahrenheit®, Minute Clinic® and Team Run Smart.

About Espyr

Espyr has been helping people and organizations achieve and maintain good health – so they can perform at their best – for over 30 years. Espyr’s industry leading Coaching and Assistance Programs are relied on by clients in the most challenging occupations. For more information on Espyr, go to