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Resources – Long-Haul Truck Drivers

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Crash Prevention

Older Drivers in the Workplace: Crash Prevention for Employers and Workers

Fact sheet on safety concerns of older drivers.

Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention

Crash prevention factors and special topics.


Infographic: Obesity can take you off the road

Infographic that presents the health-related results from the 2014 study.


Overtime and Extended Work Shifts: Recent Findings on Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Behaviors

A review of research reports that examine the associations between long working hours and illnesses, injuries, health behaviors, and performance.

Plain Language About Shiftwork

Information on the health and safety effects of shiftwork.

Truck Driver Occupational Safety and Health: 2003 Conference Report and Selective Literature Review

A report from a conference held in April 2003 at Wayne State University to discuss the occupational safety and health of commercial motor vehicle drivers.


Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers

This brochure highlights the importance of sleep for safety and health and gives suggestions for improving sleep.

Sleep is Important for the Long Haul (Postcard 1) and Sleep is Important for the Long Haul (Postcard 2)

These postcards can be used to raise awareness about sleep health. The Sleep is Important for the Long Haul postcard is 4.25 × 5.5 inches (standard size). These postcards can be printed 4 cards per sheet (8.5 × 11 inches). We recommend using perforated postcard paper or card stock.


Working With Stress

An educational video on work stress discusses work organization factors and interventions.

Truck Design

Improved Safety for Truck Drivers: Designing Safer Cabs Based on Driver Body Dimensions

Information on a NIOSH study that measured the body dimensions of truck drivers. This data was shared with the trucking industry to help design safer and more comfortable truck cabs.

Related NIOSH Topics

Related NIOSH Science Blogs


NIOSHTIC-2 Search Results on Long-haul Truck Drivers
NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

Other Resources

About BMI for Adults

Information on how Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated and is used to identify possible weight problems for adults.

American Diabetes Association

Information on how diabetes is diagnosed, prevented, and treated, as well as tips on healthy eating and exercise.

American Heart Association

Information on different types of heart disease and conditions, including how they are diagnosed, prevented, and treated.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the Department of Transportation

Information on regulatory and voluntary programs for reducing injuries, fatalities, and crashes associated with large trucks and buses.

FMCSA Driver Medical Requirements

Information on finding a certified medical examiner, required forms, and frequently asked questions about driver medical requirements.

North American Fatigue Management Program: A Comprehensive Approach for Managing Commercial Driver Fatigue

Information on how to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue and resources on fatigue management education.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Trucking Industry

Information on trucker illnesses and injuries, including statistics.

Safety & Health Involvement For Truckers (SHIFT)

This current research study is on driver safety and health.

Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES)

This project identifies risk factors for worker injury and works with the industry to create and share prevention strategies. TIRES is supported in part by federal funding from NIOSH.