Employers must stop “flogging” drivers to end fatigue epidemic


 

Nearly one in three truck drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel in the last year, according to a report revealing that professional driver fatigue is now at “epidemic” levels. The survey also found that 60% of HGV drivers said they had to drive while fatigued on a regular basis and 52% reported wanting to pull over and take a break, but being unable to. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETWF) report questioned 2,861 truck, bus and coach […]