18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue
USA - There is a correlation between crashes involving large trucks and truck driver fatigue, according to BLOG.KEEPTRUCKIN.COM. More than fifteen million large trucks transport seventy percent (70%) of our goods across the country annually.
Over the course of the last decade, large truck accidents have been on the rise. This is despite efforts to regulate the industry and improve trucking safety.
The leading cause of truck crashes is that the drivers are overworked and exhausted. The results of such wrecks are often deadly.
Fatigue is a major factor in many of these mistakes. In fact, fatigue and illness were determined to be the leading reasons for collisions between large trucks and other vehicles. The stress of the job and meeting deadlines is another major cause of many of these incidents.
The study suggests that the number of tragic wrecks that involve large trucks could be drastically reduced by a system that allows truckers to get adequate sleep.
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