Does Truck Driver Health and Wellness Deserve More Attention?

Numerous external costs of logistics exist that can have an indirect impact on business or society. This paper outlines the external cost of truck driver health and how it may have a negative impact on supply chains. As key contributors to logistics and transportation, truck drivers have a substantial impact on the global economy. However, the high demands of their jobs can often lead them to overlook their health and well-being, which can negatively impact drivers, their firms, and supply chains. This is a critical issue that has largely been overlooked in the logistics and transportation literature. The purpose of this paper is to identify the issue and some of its key components in order to induce awareness in the logistics community. It also seeks to motivate future research that may help to alleviate the problems that may arise as a result of unhealthy truck drivers. With a shortage of drivers and a looming capacity crisis already being experienced in many key global economic areas, it is imperative that the drivers that are currently available are able to serve to the best of their abilities.


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  • Accession Number: 01599519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 10:47AM