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Research Project
Commercial Vehicle Driver Associate Family Issues Assessment

This project examines the dissatisfaction of truck drivers associated with issues relating to the family. This dissatisfaction is seen as one major reason for high turnover rates in the trucking industry. The study determines the nature of the trucking family environment through questions asked of both the driver and their spouse/partner. Questions address work concerns, family concerns, decision-making, informational needs, communication, and leisure time. In addition, respondents are asked for tips they might give a new driver and his/her family about handling personal and family issues while the driver is away from home. This information will then be used to help determine programs of intervention and support useful for trucking companies.

Final Report

Date: March 1997
Authors: Melinda Hill, Nancy Hudson, Brenda Lantz, and Gene Griffin
Completed Report: DP-115

For more information about this project, please email Brenda Lantz brenda.lantz@ndsu.edu.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050