TRB, FMCSA hold conference on driver health and wellness

A consortium of trucking industry organizations has announced an international conference on commercial driver health and wellness Nov. 8-10 in Baltimore

A consortium of trucking industry organizations has announced an international conference on commercial driver health and wellness Nov. 8-10 in Baltimore.

Hosted by the Transportation Research Board and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the conference will focus on the impacts of health factors on driver safety and performance. Also among the topics will be the benefits and costs of driver health and wellness programs and real-world case studies documenting carrier experience with driver health and wellness.

A third conference organizer, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), is also encouraging industry stakeholders to submit topics and panel session ideas for presentation at the conference.

“This conference presents a great opportunity for the industry to share its experience in implementing health and wellness programs, instilling a wellness philosophy as part of the corporate culture, and tips for effective implementation for both large and small carriers,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president and a member of the conference organizing committee.

The committee is accepting abstracts for review and consideration through May 16, 2010. To learn more about the conference and how to submit an abstract, visit the conference website.

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