Fleet drivers and other workers, particularly those already at a higher risk for drowsiness, may be particularly tired on Monday after the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, according to a new report from the National Safety Council. The council is also urging companies with commercial drivers to invest in worker sleep health.
Fleet drivers and anyone in transportation is at a higher risk for fatigue and drowsy driving due to the nature of the job. They often work long hours, and they may be driving in the early morning or at night when their body wants to be asleep. Moreover, driving can be a tedious task if you’re on a highway or a mentally demanding task if you’re driving in a city. These are all risk factors.