Many of us have experienced becoming fatigued while driving over long distances. Most of us recognize the danger immediately and take affirmative actions to reduce the risk of harming ourselves and others. Now imagine the plight of a commercial truck driver who may not fully understand the dangerousness of certain medical conditions that promote fatigue.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commercial truck drivers in the United States have an average life expectancy of only 61 years. That's 16 years less than the national average! The CDC has attributed certain lifestyle and job-related issues experienced by truck drivers as a reason for their reduced average life expectancy.