Synthesis on Health and Wellness Programs for Commercial Drivers

This paper describes the development, analysis and results of a Transportation Research Board (TRB) Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) project on Health and Wellness Programs for Commercial Vehicle Drivers. The Synthesis met four principal objectives. It provides: 1) a technical review of the literature, highlighting the chief health risks facing commercial drivers; 2) an analytical review of literature associating crash causation with functional impairments affecting abilities to drive safely; 3) a description of identifiable elements of some industry employee health and wellness programs, including several aimed at commercial drivers; and 4) outlines findings from three case studies of successful employee health and wellness programs in the truck carrier and the commercial bus and motorcoach communities. The Synthesis provides information to assist the commercial transportation safety community and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in assessing the effectiveness and value of implementing employee health and wellness programs in the trucking and intercity bus and motorcoach industries.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1893
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:36PM