Late last month the federal government released the results of a new study that found that many workers in the United States are getting fewer than six hours of sleep at night and, as a result, are putting themselves and others at risk of serious accidents.
One of the key findings of the study is that people with rotating schedules or overnight shifts may be among the most tired workers. This may include truck drivers. The study encourages both workers and employers to consider how to change work schedules or make other accommodations that ensure that workers get enough sleep.
Are you a truck driver? Do your shifts constantly change or routinely involve nighttime hours? How do you stay rested to prevent serious truck accidents? Please leave a comment. Your tips may help prevent another trucker from causing a serious accident or fatality.