Drunk driving. Distracted driving. We seem to constantly hear about the dangers related to intoxication or smartphone use while behind the wheel. And for good reason, as both are incredibly important safety concerns. Yet something which can be equally dangerous, but is not often talked about, is driving while drowsy. Continue reading “8 Tips for Staying Bright-Eyed While Driving”
When driving past a semi-truck, do you expect to see someone at the peak of health and fitness sitting behind the wheel? You will, of course, see a tough and hardworking individual doing a very important job. However, truckers and other people in driving-heavy professions are not always in the greatest shape. Continue reading “How to Stay Healthy on the Road”
Do you get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel?? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of Americans have operated a vehicle when they felt sleepy and nearly 40% have nodded off while driving!! It’s an epidemic with potentially fatal consequences. Continue reading “Sufficient Sleep: A Big Part of Trucker Safety”
Do you get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel?
While most truckers know that a solid 8 hours of sleep is recommended for alert and safe driving, deadlines and tight schedules often get in the way.
When they don’t have enough time for a full night’s rest, stressed truckers use methods ranging from quick naps to energy drinks to keep rolling. This may keep drivers on time, but it can’t make up for a good night’s rest.
How do you get the sleep you need to drive safely? Do you have any tips or advice to offer other truckers? Leave a comment below and tell us your story.