Truck Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck Driver Fatigue is a major cause of Truck Collisions. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study concluded that in 13% of large truck collisions, Truck Driver Fatigue was a critical factor in causing the collision.

Truck Driver Fatigue can be the result of any of the following:

  • Lack of Adequate Sleep
  • Mental Exertion
  • Physical Exertion
  • Extended Work Hours
  • Extended Driving Hours
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Strenuous Work
  • Strenuous Non-Work Activity
  • Leading an Unhealthy Lifestyle
  • Other Health Related Issues
  • Medication Use

Studies have shown that driver attention lapsed significantly after just four hours of driving. Fatigued drivers are less likely to react quickly to perceived hazards, such as road conditions or bad weather conditions. This is especially dangerous when the large size of the tractor-trailer which requires additional stopping time and distance if taken into consideration. Most large truck accidents caused by fatigued drivers occurred between midnight and dawn.

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