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Combating truck driver fatigue

Crashes involving a large truck occur for various reasons, from a truck company's negligent failure to maintain their vehicles properly to alcohol use behind the wheel. However, fatigue is another major reason why large truck crashes keep happening in California and across the country. It is particularly important for large truck drivers to understand the dangers associated with fatigue and take steps to address fatigue. Moreover, if a driver does not feel that he or she is capable of driving safely because they are tired, they should never push themselves to drive while fatigued.

There are a variety of ways in which truck drivers and those who operate any vehicle can try to combat fatigue. For starters, drivers should always make sure that they get enough sleep and address any issues which may be interfering with their sleep. Moreover, maintaining a healthy diet and taking naps can also be helpful for those who are not getting enough sleep. Sometimes, certain medications can result in drowsiness, which is something drivers should watch out for. Those suffering from fatigue should never depend on coffee to keep themselves alert and should never get behind the wheel if they are too tired to drive.

Sadly, accidents caused by trucker fatigue will keep happening, leading to more lost lives and debilitating injuries. When an accident caused by a fatigued driver upends someone's life, they should examine all of their legal options and take action right away. Head to our truck accident page for more related to truck crash consequences.

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