Introduction

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brian Roberts is a spirited individual who likes to assist mankind. Seeing people in need seems to activate his community initiative to help. Spending his childhood years growing up living across the road from a special needs school, gave him compassions for people that have conditions which make their lives more challenging. These childhood observations have instilled him with a desire to try to provide solutions for a better quality of life for individuals.

Working in the transport industry for many years, my curious nature alerted me to the fact that I was witnessing a decline in health of many colleagues. This had to be challenged and investigated, as I had never – before worked in any industry were ailments / injury amongst work colleagues were so high. Having previously worked in recreation sports and leisure management, I was not going to pass-up this opportunity to apply some old skills of individual health and wellness to assist fellow workers, my employers along with Transport for London.

The only dilemma, I had no book writing experience, had heavy commitments to work with shifts along with my spirited passion for challenge! I must be gluten for punishment! But here we have it some 4 years on, my first book and the first ever professional driver’s health and well-being manual.”

SEGMENTS OF THE BOOK

The driving industry has grown tremendously since the turn of the century. The roads are now used more than ever for the transportation of goods. The consequence is increased traffic on our roads.

Driving is well known to be one of the most hazardous occupations for people’s health, so this landmark manual for professional driver’s health and wellness should be embraced and treated as a key element to remaining healthy in this vigorous profession.

There is almost twice as much pressure on your back when sitting incorrectly as when you sit properly, so sitting correctly while driving is very important. Maintaining a good relaxed position will help reduce stress on the spine; you will also be less likely to suffer with back pain.

Professional Drivers have a high risk of developing musculature disorders. This type of disorder affects the whole body including muscles, ligaments and tendons as well as our bones. It is usually characterized by a stiffening pain that can be felt in the entire body.

Revealing the desperate need for this guideline on professional driver’s health and passenger safety, this manual will investigate the commitment of the transport industry to evaluate whether they take driver’s health seriously.


This should be required reading for anyone who is interested in remaining healthy whilst serving in the transport industry.