One in Five Truck Drivers Experience Mental Health Issues

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From ABC News: According to the Transport Workers’ Union, one in five truck drivers report having experienced mental health issues due to the economic pressures and dangerousness of the industry.

“‘When you’ve got an industry that’s got the highest fatality rates — one in three people killed in a workplace is a truck driver…And we’ve got an industry under a huge amount of pressure from this economic epidemic of sweating truck drivers and truck operators — it’s a horrific recipe.'”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Driven Mad: Trucking Industry Collapsing Under Regulation

    We’re around 200,000 drivers short, and they’re making it to where you’ve got to be a jail house lawyer to get down the road. It’s turning a lot of guys off from being a driver. https://pjmedia.com/blog/driven-mad-trucking-industry-collapsing-under-regulation/

    Critics of the electronic driver logbook rules believe the new laws will cripple productivity. Truckers threaten to leave the transportation industry. http://www.truckingoffice.com/2017/heres-what-new-electronic-driver-logbook-rules-may-do-to-your-livelihood

    Indie Truckers: Keep Big Brother Out Of My Cab “When I’m away from home, this is my home,” Button says. “Does somebody come in your front door and decide, ‘I want to plug into your computer and see where you’ve been today’?” http://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135507979/indie-truckers-keep-big-brother-out-of-my-cab

    The Government’s War on Long-Haul Truckers http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365403/governments-war-long-haul-truckers-lee-habeeb-and-mike-leven

    Like so many things they also turned trucking into a police state big brother bureaucratic nightmare, no one even wants to do it anymore.

  2. “”From ABC News: According to the Transport Workers’ Union, one in five truck drivers report having experienced mental health issues due to the economic pressures and dangerousness of the industry.””

    How the f–k is this a mental health when they are reacting normally to an abnormal situation? And why does MIA continue to publish articles like this?

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