Driving Health: Developing evidence-based strategies to improve the health and safety of transport workers

Investigators: Dr Ross Iles, Prof Alex Collie, Prof Dan Lubman, Prof Shantha Rajaratnam, A/Prof Sharon Newnam.

Truck driving is the most common occupation for Australian men, and truck drivers are at a much higher risk of death and injury at work than other workers. The research team have forged a partnership that represents truck drivers (Transport Workers Union), employers (Linfox) and government (Centre for Work Health and Safety) working together to find out what leads to poor health in Australian truck drivers. Most importantly, they will develop new ways to help truck drivers be healthy and stay healthy at work.

Featured publication

Xia, T, Iles, R, Newnam, S, Lubman, DI & Collie, A. 2020. Patterns of health service use following work-related injury and illness in Australian truck drivers: A latent class analysis. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 63 (2), 180–187. 10.1002/ajim.23072

Project funder

National Health & Medical Research Council.

Project partners

A collaboration between School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Turning Point, MARC, Turner Institute, MUARC and Industry.