Driver Fatigue Causes Accidents
Unfortunately, too many truck drivers continue to drive when they are exhausted. Most trucking companies pay their drivers when he or she makes delivery. Did you know that 40% of truck accidents are because of driver fatigue? The Federal government prohibits a driver from driving more than 10 hours but some drivers do not abide by that law. A driver must rest for 8 hours after driving 10 hours.
Many drivers conceal their true driving hours in their logbooks – they exceed their allowable driving hours but do not write them down. The more hours a trucker drives, the more risk he or she is taking and the more risk of an accident happening.
Truckers do not want to take the time for a break; they want to deliver their cargo; they want to be paid. There would be fewer accidents if truckers took the time to rest.