The transport and logistics sector is one of the most important sectors in Germany, right after the automotive industry and trade. Market liberalisation has led to increasing competitive pressure in Europe and thus to rationalisation, involving staff reduction or intermediate storage. However, goods still have to be delivered on time and means of transport have to be punctual. Therefore, work in transport and logistics occupations is characterised by high workload. In terms of sick leave, transport and logistics workers rank at the top, with 6 % compared to 4 % of all BKK-insured persons in 2015. Hence there is reason enough to take a closer look at this occupational group on the basis of the BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2012.
Deliver, store, and transport - Working conditions in transport and logistics occupations. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 23
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2019. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:facts20191020