Physical or mental exertion can cause driver fatigue in truck drivers. This fatigue is quite common because truckers travel all over the country working long odd hours. Therefore, they often get inadequate sleep or have an inconsistent sleep schedule.
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study revealed that around 13% of truck drivers were fatigued at the time of their crash. This statistic is alarming and presents a major issue in the trucking industry.
Although situations like these can’t be 100% avoided, there are some ways to stay well-rested and healthy during your trips.