The trucking industry is an essential part of commerce in the U.S., and people in Maryland are likely to see semi-trucks on the road at all hours of the day. The employers of truckers often provide a financial incentive for swift deliveries, but long hours on the road can easily lead to truck driver fatigue. The following is some information on drowsy driving in the trucking industry.
Driving overnight disrupts our circadian rhythm
Many truckers choose to travel overnight when roads are less congested. However, our bodies are naturally drowsy from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Most people are less alert during the nighttime hours, particularly after midnight or if you have been on the road for a long time. Driving during these hours can easily lead to fatigue.