Heavy vehicle drivers are considered an at-risk group regarding healthy eating habits, especially due to the limited food choices on the road. A recent study found 70% of Australian drivers do not meet the national guidelines for a healthy and balanced diet.

Obesity in long-haul truck drivers in the United States is twice as prevalent (60%) than the rest of the adult population. Comparatively, in Australia 90% of drivers have been found to be overweight and 60% obese, making obesity among truckies almost twice as prevalent as in the general population.

The talk features interviews with drivers from Toll, Holcim and Alex Fraser. Each give their own tips and stories about their experiences and eating habits, but ultimately they share the same message: the importance of healthy eating.

A fact sheet, poster, facilitator guide, overview and PowerPoint are also included. The fact sheets are available in three different versions, depending on the audience. One is targeted towards drivers, one towards companies and the other includes all the information.

The Toolbox Talk is designed to be flexible so your organisation can present or distribute it as you see fit.

The package was peer reviewed by industry experts to ensure it is relevant, accurate and delivered in a way that will engage drivers. This information is sourced from a combination of industry bodies and scholarly texts.

The HVTBT project is delivered thanks to key funding provided through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the federal government.

NRSPP thanks its industry working group, which consists of BINGO Industries, ComfortDelGro Australia, Heavy Vehicle Association of Australia, Holcim, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Qube, Swinburne University, Toll Global Express, Toll Group, Viva Energy and Zurich Insurance.

To download the full pack, visit Heavy Vehicles >> Toolbox Talks >> Healthy Eating