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Table 2 Coding tree for respondents who provided comments

From: Lone workers attitudes towards their health: views of Ontario truck drivers and their managers

Themes (4) Sub-themes Number of endorsements
   Driver N = 16 Management N = 10
Stress Traffic and route (other drivers, last minute loads, short haul versus long haul, weather, border issues, inspection stations) 14 6
Truckers interaction with Industry, Government, and Public (respect issue, fines, company communication, customer regulations, changing government regulations) 21 7
Finances (wage issues, payment variations, fines, benefits, regulations) 13 8
Workplace and communication Training and Regulations (safety, mandated sleep regulation, lack of accredited training schools, cannot leave truck) 12 4
Relationships with customer (waiting times, lack of respect, regulations) 12 7
Relationships with employer (just in time delivery, regulations, communication, get product there no matter what) 13 27
Infrastructure and environment (truck break downs, pollution, truck repairs) 1 1
Lifestyle and Family Dynamic (resulting from 1 and 2) Nutrition (accessibility, availability, affordability, time, parking issues, lack of healthy choices) 25 19
Physical activity (no time, too tired, long working hours, sedentary job, scheduling) 19 7
Culture among drivers (independent, take pride in job, hard to change, generational, like family) 19 10
Family concerns (late for family events, missed events, guilt) 15 1
Primary health care conditions (smoking, weight, alcohol, blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, musculoskeletal) 16 10
Fatigue Work hours scheduling (irregular hours, work on demand, long hours) 5 3
Sleep policy/regulations 5 1
  Alertness, boredom (mental fatigue, need to be ‘on guard’) 2 2