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The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Driver Retention and Their Careers

Feb 19, 2017

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Unknown author. “The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Driver Retention and Their Careers” Keep Trucking Blog Web. 3 Jan. 2017.

Considering how driver fatigue can lead to tragic losses for truck drivers as well as trucking companies, fleet managers and owners ought to make sure that their drivers are adequately rested. More than just the obvious impact that driver fatigue can cause to driver’s health and the company’s overall output, let’s dig deeper and uncover its impact on driver retention and their careers.

Before we dive deep down that rabbit hole, however, let’s talk about some of the work conditions that contribute to driver fatigue and some of its symptoms. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what to look out for when trying to address the problem.

5 Common Contributors of Driver Fatigue

  • Extended graveyard shift
  • Working unreasonably long hours
  • Lack of quality sleep
  • Very early start times
  • Working irregular hours


Trucking Fatigue Meter can integrate with your ELD system to identify these 5 common fatigue factors and help you implement mitigation strategies to reduce fatigue risk within your fleet.


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