Fatigue is an issue nearly every driver faces at one point or another, especially when their role requires driving for long periods. According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), 13% of commercial motor vehicle drivers were considered fatigued at the time of their crash. 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 indicators include:
Now that we know some of the signs, here are 4 tips to help prevent fatigue:
Following these tips can help drivers prevent fatigue. Staying awake, alert, and present is key to making it home safely at the end of a long day.