The Dangers of Commercial Truck Driver Fatigue

The 76-year-old driver in Miami, Oklahoma never saw the stopped cars lined up behind a minor highway accident. He overran several vehicles, continuing 270 feet after the initial impact. He never applied his brakes. Investigators of this 2009 accident say the truck driver was asleep at the wheel. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that his acute sleep loss, disrupted …