The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are planning an International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness for Nov. 8-10 in Baltimore.

Conference topics will include impacts of health factors on driver safety and performance, benefits and costs of driver health and wellness programs and real world case studies documenting carrier experience with driver health and wellness.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), which is part of the organizing committee for the conference, is encouraging motor carriers and other industry stakeholders to submit topics and panel session ideas for presentation at the conference.

"This conference presents a great opportunity for the industry to share its experience in implementing health and wellness programs, instilling a wellness philosophy as part of the corporate culture, and tips for effective implementation for both large and small carriers," said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president.

The committee is accepting abstracts for review and consideration through May 16, 2010.

To learn more about the conference and how to submit an abstract, click here.