Transportation Workforce Health, Safety and Well-Being

The trucking industry plays a major role in the United States (US) economy. Currently, America has more open trucking jobs than available commercial drivers. Partially due to the aging of its workforce, the current average age of a truck driver in the US is around 50 years old. Moreover, the turnover rate of drivers of large truckload carriers leaving the industry averaged 130% in 2005. The aging of the population and the combined effect of shortage of workforce will necessitate new ways of retaining employees for the transportation industry. This proposal seeks to develop a better understanding of the factors that drive well-being in the workplace in the transportation industry. This will allow not only a better retainment of employees for trucking industry but also a better way to attract new employees since this industry is facing a major shortage of its workforce due to an increase demand in transportation of goods and the upcoming retirement of the majority of its workforce.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $160000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39258

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557128
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-4
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:01AM