Fatigue is a serious issue that can and may affect everyone in the industry. It can also be very dangerous. How can you help to stay healthy and well rested during all of your trips?
1- Get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel
2- Maintain a healthy diet
3- Take a nap
4- Avoid medication that may induce drowsiness, and check with your doctor to make sure the appropriate medications are prescribed
5- Recognize the signals and dangers of drowsiness. I.e. did you know that being awake for 18 hours is comparable to having a BAC of 0.08%??
6- Do not rely on “Alertness Tricks” to keep you awake.