Drivers work in a confined space, such as a truck cab heated in winter and cooled in summer. Drivers perform not only their direct driving duties, but also maintenance works in the upright or arbitrary position. These works should be carried out outside the vehicle, often in wet weather, in conditions of air pollution, in a tunnel and in an environment with sharp odours. Different time zones, difference in climatic conditions and even national differences in traditional nutrition can lead to adverse effects on the organism.
The work of a driver is associated with the risk of an accident, but much greater danger lies in working outside the vehicle. Long-distance drivers are instructed on movement and protection on the road, but there is a risk of injury due to inattention of other road users. Drivers wear appropriate protective clothing and can use other protective equipment as well. Severe working conditions lead to the emergence of a number of occupational diseases, such as diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the cardiovascular system and, of course, the musculoskeletal system.
Prospects for Employment
Currently Slovenia provides the following vacancies
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, but simply “Voznik”
Average level of driver's salary
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