Today's Trucking

Readers share thoughts on mental health

May 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Sunny skies have returned, but there are those who struggle in the darkness. With that in mind, our latest Pulse reader survey asked about the state of your mental health.

About 42% of those who responded said their jobs cause them some form of mental distress, and 84% believe the trucking industry has a role to play in addressing mental health in the workplace.


Stress Test: It’s time to address mental health like we accept physical injuries

April 4, 2018 John G. Smith

Stress is a reality in any workplace, and trucking is no exception. Any given day can be met with heavy traffic, the natural push and pull between shippers and dispatchers, and the looming threat of competitors who are more than willing to take freight off your hands.


Living in the Aftermath: Struggling with PTSD after a collision

March 23, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Normand Lavoie begins his day much like he used to when he was driving. He gets up before 7 a.m., has breakfast, checks in with his supervisor, and then heads to work. The job gives him a chance to use skills he developed years ago — and helps keep his mind off other things as he serves a three-year prison sentence.


EDITOR’s PICK: PTSD in the Driver’s Seat

March 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WASHINGHTON, DC – Long-haul trucking can leave workers vulnerable to a host of mental-health issues, but the demands of the job often mean they have trouble accessing care.