According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 750 people die each year and more that 200,000 are injured because of fatigue truck drivers operating commercial truck vehicles. To cut down on these accidents, the federal government has implemented a limit on the number of consecutive hours a truck driver can work to a maximum of 14. One reason for this limit is because research shows that being awake for 18 hours is comparable to having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08.
To learn more about truck driver fatigue and for some safety tips check out our infographic below. Also, be sure to check out our article on this topic here.