Pennsylvania readers know that truckers have a critical role in the economy, as they are responsible for transporting goods across the country. Because of the pressures of the job, fatigued trucking is a serious concern. There are many men and women operating large, heavy commercial vehicles who may be too tired to be safe.
According to the National Safety Council, as many as 97 percent of transportation employers have concerns about fatigue and how it will impact their drivers. Fatigue can make it difficult for truckers to make smart decisions behind the wheel and may increase the chance of an accident. If you are a victim of a truck accident, it is possible that fatigue played a role in what happened to you.