Driver Fatigue: How to Prevent

bad-habitsIt is no secret that the schedule kept by a truck driver is a hard one. With so many long hours spent in the evening, truck driver safety can tend to be called into question due to driver fatigue. Driver fatigue can happen quickly and is known to be a major cause in many trucking accidents. In order to stay safe while on the road truck drivers must know the signs of driver fatigue and how to prevent it.

Driver fatigue can take the place of simply feeling drowsy. Fatigue can cause your vision to blur, your eyes to droop, your stomach to become nauseated, and your head to hurt. If you begin to feel signs of driver fatigue, it is imperative that you pull over to prevent an accident.

Truck drivers should first be sure to care for themselves properly to prevent driver fatigue. Eating a healthy, balanced meal in reasonable portions can help keep drivers attentive and awake without using too much energy to digest the meal. Being over or under weight can also cause driver fatigue, so strive to live a healthy lifestyle. This also means cutting back on consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes.

Truck drivers should also try to adjust how they sleep to prevent driver fatigue. When you need to heat to bed, be sure to turn off all electronics to enter a deeper sleep more quickly. You should also have an alarm set to prevent oversleeping, which can also cause driver fatigue as much as not getting enough sleep.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road.

We service the following areas:

  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Central Pennsylvania and points east
  • West Virginia (eastern part of the state)
  • Northern Virginia
  • Richmond


Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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