The OzHelp Foundation (OzHelp) is delighted to share its literature review that draws on national and international research findings into the poor health outcomes of heavy vehicle truck drivers. 

The literature review found that Australian heavy vehicle drivers are subject to constant time pressures and demands relating to meeting regulatory burdens, long workdays, and tight deadlines.

Truck driving has been described as one of the ‘unhealthiest’ and ‘deadliest’ jobs in the country and not surprisingly, heavy vehicle drivers carry a higher burden of disease and injury than other occupations.

The findings of this literature review have informed Health in Gear, a health and wellbeing initiative designed with owner drivers for owner drivers themselves. The Health in Gear pilot will commence later this month.


Download the Review here.

Download the Media Release here.


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