Historically, a culture of competing interests has often existed between a trucking fleet’s operational side—focused on hauling freight, generating revenue, and satisfying customer demands—and the safety side—focused on initiatives for preventing accidents.
As with any career, a healthy work-life balance is important to a trucker’s quality of life. Though a career in trucking can offer many benefits—great pay, job security, opportunities to travel, and more—it can also present challenges to that work-life balance. Long hours, sedentary work, loneliness, and stress all take their toll.
Fatigue is an issue nearly every driver faces at one point or another, especially when their role requires driving for long periods. Having a plan in place to help identify and prevent fatigue is essential as it allows for safer travel. While drivers may recognize their level of fatigue, some common in.