mental health

How fleet managers can look after their truck drivers’ health and wellbeing

Around 35% of illness at work in the transport industry is attributed to issues with mental health (although that figure is likely to be higher, considering the stigma surrounding the issue). 

Free live mental health session this Friday 3rd with Mental Health Solutions

Lockdown is easing and things are slowly getting back to normal. But how bad has our mental health been affected during this pandemic? Last month, we announced that, as part of our #LoveLogistics campaign, we partnered with Mental Health Solutions for online mental health sessions. We’re excited to launch our first 1-hr session this Friday (3 July) at 2:30 pm which will cover tips and tricks for the trucking community on how to best cope with mental health.  Colin Symington – Bailey , the Mental Health Solutions consultant, will discuss the following topics: – Mental health statistics – in relation to the workplace – Stigma and discrimination – Stress and burnout – Managing anxiety – Self-care practices – ActionforHappiness’ 10 keys to ...[Read More]

Mental Health Solutions joins the #LoveLogistics campaign

It is with immense pleasure that we announce that Mental Health Solutions is joining #LoveLogistics, our campaign to support and thank the industry for the great job they are doing.

#LoveLogistics: free online wellbeing session for drivers on Wednesday 29th April at 11 am.

As part of our #LoveLogistics campaign, our friends over at Connected2 have set up a free online wellbeing session for drivers on Wednesday 29th April at 11 am.

Why we need to keep talking about mental health and trucking

What are the main things that contribute to people’s mental health? Worrying about money, a lack of social support and stress at work. For truckers, that’s a full house.

Fleet accidents are the result of work-related stress

Stress created in the workplace is the main reason fleet drivers have accidents on the road.

Trucker hailed a hero

A truck driver has been hailed a hero after stopping under a bridge in Dublin in an attempt to save a young woman who appeared to be about to jump.

How to spot the signs that a colleague is stressed

From a young age we’re taught to spot the physical signs of illness – coughs, sickness or chest pain could all prompt a trip to the doctors.

Going solo: it’s lonely on the road

Ask any trucker about their toughest challenge and one response will keep coming up: solitude.

The long, hard road for truckers

As any trucker knows, life on the road can be lonely. Many spend months at a time away from home and family. Living in a space of three to five square metres, they rotate between the steering wheel, gas cooker and bed. It’s not hard to understand why some might turn to alcohol for respite.

Study confirms it’s lonely on the road

New research has revealed that more than half of people working in transport and logistics feel lonely always, often or some of the time.

Fighting the stigma around depression in trucking

Here’s a sobering fact for you: trucking is the eighth highest occupation most likely to commit suicide. To say this doesn’t make for easy reading is an understatement, but it’s a conversation we need to have.