DHAT Program

Driving Health Allocator Training Program (DHAT)

The Driving Health Allocator Training Program (DHAT) is a FREE resource developed by the Driving Health team at Monash University targeted towards allocators, supervisors and line managers of truck drivers. The overarching goal of the DHAT Program is to increase awareness and understanding among allocators, line managers and supervisors about the factors they can impact or control in order to support and improve the health and wellbeing of drivers in their company.

To begin the program, click the button below, to read the explanatory statement click here.

Australian truck drivers have poor physical and mental health, which significantly impacts driving performance and work ability.

We can see that drivers are trying to be healthy at work, but a lot of factors outside of their control make it hard. Like the spokes on a wheel, if you only focus on improving one factor, it results in an imbalance or “flat tyre” leading to poor wellbeing.

A number of interventions to improve health are targeted at the driver and is often focused on one factor. However, our findings suggest there is clearly a role for interventions targeted at other levels and stakeholders in the transport industry. Companies and employers are an important part of supporting drivers to be healthy and stay healthy at work and promoting a “balanced wheel”.

This is why the Driving Health team, in partnership with industry bodies, has developed the Driving Health Allocator Training Program (DHAT). This program is targeted at raising the awareness of the factors influencing the health and wellbeing of truck drivers amongst Supervisors/Allocators/Line managers. DHAT also provides resources and outlines what Supervisors/Allocators/Line managers can do to help.

DHAT Program is a FREE online resource that will take a maximum of 20 minutes to complete. The program consists of 4 sections:

We are looking for participants whose jobs currently or in the past has involved working with truck drivers. This includes those who prepare manifests, allocate shifts and loads, manage delivery and schedule interruptions, coordinate timely deliveries at the right location, guide new employees, manage delays and are generally seen as the hub of day-to-day trucking operation.

  • All the information you provide will be anonymous and remain confidential
  • Taking part is entirely voluntary and there will be no cost to you
  • You can stop the program at any time
  • The program does not collect any information that will make it possible to identify you or your employer
  • All the data collected will be password protected and stored in a secure data centre
  • DHAT Program contents has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID: 29762)
  • Funding: This project is funded by an NHMRC Partnership Project grant (ref APP1169395), incorporating funding from Monash University, Linfox Australia Pty Ltd, the Centre for Work Health and Safety and the Transport Workers Union (TWU)

To find out more download the full program information HERE

Or register your interest in the program and we will notify you once it becomes available in October.