Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue, Long-Term Health, and Highway Safety: Research Needs

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Authors

Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Transportation Research Board

Year 2016
Pages 272
Publisher National Academies Press
Language en
ISBN 9780309392525
File Size 1.22 MB
File Format PDF
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There are approximately 4,000 fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses in the United States each year. Though estimates are wide-ranging, possibly 10 to 20 percent of these crashes might have involved fatigued drivers. The stresses associated with their particular jobs (irregular schedules, etc.) and the lifestyle that many truck and bus drivers lead, puts them at substantial risk for insufficient sleep and for developing short- and long-term health problems.