An Invisible Reality of Truckers in Bengal—A Field Based Study Report

Niladri Sekhar Ghosh


The industry of roadway is renowned as a strong pillar in the world of transportation. Lots of studies are already done regarding the roadway transport and it related population in various aspects. However, nothing any specific study has been done to reflect the state of the truckers related to long distance driving in West Bengal. This study has bounded in the logistic hub namely region of Calcutta-Mumbi Tuck Terminal Ltd. (In a side of NH-6), West Bengal, India and its surrounding area. During this study it’s observed that most of the truckers are “Upper primary to Secondary (Class-V to Class-X)” qualified and “29 to 39” years aged people. It’s also noticed that they are here in this profession from “6 to 10” years. The statistical databases also indicating that highest percentage of truckers are able to drive “7 to 12” hours in a day (at a time) and mostly of the truckers do it “30 days to 90 days” in a year. However, it is also observed that with the respect of capacity of driving “Year of experience” and “Capacity of driving” both issues are related but not inter-depending.

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