Driver Fatigue Is Everyone's Business – Employers Included
Heavy vehicle drivers are not the only ones responsible for managing their fatigue. Fatigue can be caused by the decisions and actions of the various parties within the carrier industry.
Driver fatigue, in brief
Fatigue is a gradual decline of physical and mental alertness that can lead to drowsiness or sleepiness.
Fatigue impairs our faculties, and we often do not even realize it. Just like alcohol, accumulated fatigue reduces our ability to concentrate, affects our judgment and reflexes, and thus our ability to drive.
Although heavy vehicle drivers are not the only ones to be subject to fatigue at the wheel, they are particularly concerned by this problems due to:
long work hours
the long distances covered
Did you know?
Fatigue is one of the leading causes of death on our roads, along with alcohol, speeding and distraction.
Operators, owners, employers: you also have a part to play