mental health

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.

6 ways to protect your mental health

Are truck drivers more at risk of mental illness? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask – and just as uncomfortable to hear – but ignoring it isn’t the answer.