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Chronic Fatigue Increases Crash Risk
Posted on 09/09/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), 13% of commercial motor vehicle drivers were considered to have been fatigued at the time of their crash. Why are commercial truck drivers especially susceptible to drowsy driving? Spending long hours on the road on a continuing basis can lead to chronic fatigue and increase the risk of crashes.
The new hours-of-service rules are expected to help reduce driver fatigue and improve safety on the roadways. The maximum 82 hour work week has been reduced to 72 hours, giving drivers more time for rest. In addition to these new regulations, there are other solutions out there to help improve driver safety, such as GPS fleet tracking technology.
With a GPS fleet tracking solution, you can monitor your drivers and vehicles on the roadways. If drivers are speeding or driving aggressively, you can instantly receive an alert. This can help you immediately pinpoint and stop any unusual driver behavior or vehicle activity. If any problems arise, you can quickly pull up the location of your vehicles. With fleet tracking technology, you can improve the safety of your drivers and fellow motorists.