Track: Modeling and Simulation
Most enterprises in the Philippines transport their products, whether trash or supply, via truck. Hence, truck drivers are hired to transport goods, typically over vast distances. Studies revealed that drivers of large vehicles experienced strain both mentally and physically during their driving schedule (Chen et al., 2015). This paper aimed to know the correlation of occupational factors and health-related behaviors to the mental and physical health of the heavy truck drivers of 168 Rock Corporation in San Simon, Pampanga. Through purposive sampling and survey questionnaires, the data was analyzed using Ordinal Regression to assess the causal relationship between independent and dependent variables. Based on the results, the researchers concluded that between the study’s two independent variables, occupational factors and health-related behaviors, only health-related behaviors showed a significant correlation with the dependent variables, mental and physical health. It is recommended to include in areas for further studies the demographics of the drivers and other company details, such as views on income and employment status, in the survey, as it could impact the study results. Furthermore, it is advised to include other trucking companies in the vicinity of Pampanga, Philippines, to increase the number of respondents and different company policies.