Determining standards of care for substance abuse and alcohol use in long-haul truck drivers.
Nurs Clin North Am 2008 Sep; 43(3):357-365
The trucking industry employs approximately 9 million workers, with approximately 3 million being long-haul truck drivers. Truck drivers are exposed to a variety of stressful situations, such as working long hours, no sleep, inadequate rest and relaxation, being away from home and support systems, and driving in hazardous conditions. These risk factors place the long-haul truck driver at an increased risk for possible use or abuse of alcohol and drugs. Identification of those at risk and those who are abusing alcohol and drugs is vitally important for the health of these truckers.
Alcoholic-beverages; Drug-abuse; Drugs; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Risk-factors; Sleep-deprivation; Statistical-analysis; Stress; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Work-environment; Workplace-studies
Debra Gay Anderson PhD, APRN, BC, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, 315 CON Building, Lexington, KY 40536–0232, USA
Nursing Clinics of North America
University of Kentucky