Trucking Risk Advisor: May 2020

Fatigue occurs when an individual does not get enough sleep or quality sleep. It can impair one’s ability to safely perform tasks, including driving. Driver fatigue may be triggered by a lack of adequate sleep, long work hours, strenuous work or non-work activities—or a combination of other factors.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that fatigue was a critical factor in 13% of all commercial vehicle crashes. Drivers who operate for more than eight hours straight are more likely to be in a fatigue-related crash than those who take regular breaks, although fatigued driving is just as much of a danger whether driving short or long distances.

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