FATIGUE STUDY: TGR Transport boss Tom Allen participated in the NTC's world-first research.
FATIGUE STUDY: TGR Transport boss Tom Allen participated in the NTC's world-first research.

Fatigue problem is only going to worsen

FATIGUE management was

a hot topic on the Big Rigs Facebook page after one reader pointed out

a double standard between industries.

But driver Billy Ruth said the issue was going to get worse, not better.

"I'm all for drivers being able to manage their own fatigue, but the problem is there were too many who weren't listening to their bodies and falling asleep,” he said.

"I've lost count, even 20 years ago how many I had to suggest via the UHF that they pull up and even to this day there's still too many truck accidents.

"So when you get say three drivers in 20 (rough estimate) doing the wrong thing, things will continue to get worse.”

Big Rigs


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