While the Christmas period may bring many joys and festivities, it is also a time of increased pressure for the road transport, warehousing and logistics industries, as workers in these areas are faced with more deadlines, fatigue and isolated situations. It is no surprise that this time period also sees a dramatic increase in fatigue-related incidents in Australian Linehaul drivers.

It is essential that those working in this sector are aware of the stress that is presented with Christmas peak period and take on coping mechanisms. Some methods include: having a conversation with someone you trust, looking after yourself, planning ahead, staying organised and having access to support. Lifeline offers some great tips on what you can do when you are overwhelmed, and where to seek support.

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