Laredo Commercial Trucker Driver Fatigue
Truckers, like all motorists, have an obligation to operate their trucks in a safe manner. However, their driving missions are more dangerous, since trucks are much heavier vehicles than consumer cars and trucks, driver visibility is limited, and they drive for so long at one time in so many different conditions. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to a large framework of federal and state regulations that state with specificity what drivers can and cannot do in almost every situation, from encountering ice, bad weather, to how long they can drive at one time.
While many truck drivers engage in safe driving behaviors, the size and weight of their vehicles means that unsafe behavior can quickly have tragic consequences for other motorists on the road with them. The number of miles they drive usually compensates truck drivers. Unfortunately, this gives truckers an incentive to drive as many miles as possible, which means long hours and, inevitably, driver fatigue. Driver fatigue causes truck drivers to lose focus and make mistakes while driving.
In order to ensure that commercial truck drivers are adhering to federal and state regulations, employers require their drivers to maintain a log in which they document hours/miles on the road, driving start/stop times and hours of sleep attained. Regardless of the federal and state restrictions, commercial truck drivers often find themselves on strict transportation deadlines.
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