Sleep Disorders Lead to Truck Driver Fatigue

Sleep Disorders Lead to Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck Accident
Trucking is already difficult for drivers’ sleep rhythms. Many try to do their driving at night to take advantage of lesser traffic. While they must follow federal rest regulations, it does not always ensure the sleep that operators need to stay rested. Fatigue is already an issue for many drivers. When a driver has a sleep disorder, it worsens their fatigue. Drivers must take ten hours off after driving no more than 11 out of 14 hours. They must spend at least seven of these hours in the sleeper berth of their truck. Presumably, they would be sleeping, so they are well-rested at the start of the next shift. When drivers have difficulty sleeping or get bad sleep, they will start the next shift tired. Drowsy Driving Can Be Fatal…
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