Improving Truck Driving Safety
***** trucking industry in the United States has grown exponentially with the expansion of the country and its *****creasing needs for physical resources. ***** drivers there*****e play a vit*****l role in the functioning of ***** country. On the other h*****, however, these ***** have also begun to cause a d*****nger for their fellow road users. Truck driver fatigue ***** ***** example become an extensive problem not only for the ********** themselves, but also as this affects the safety of those sharing ***** ***** with them. The problem has reached such serious proportions, that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has legally instituted a regulation in 2003 to limit the hours that truckers spend on the road (Munley, Munley & Cartwright, 2009). The problem ***** remains that, both pers*****al, professional and political fac*****rs make it difficult ***** truck drivers to maintain a sensible cycle of work ***** sleep *****.
This study will investigate ***** reasons why truck ***** apparently knowingly ignore the ********** that ***** been put in place for their ***** as well as the safety of *****s. Indeed, although the 2003 regulation ***** reduced accidents, the U.S. National Transport Safety Board still cite driver ***** as the main fac*****r that is to blame ***** as many ***** 20-40% of accidents involving trucks (Munley, Munley & *****, *****).
***** *****s are subject to a v*****riety ***** factors in transport*****g ***** cargo across the ***** *****. Personal and professional factors may concomitantly play a role in ***** driver's urge to push the boundaries of acceptable work hours. ***** and professional revenue for ***** play a signific*****nt role. Companies can profit from keeping their drivers on the road longer, for example. In order to accomplish this, drivers are offered bonuses ***** longer road ***** with shorter breaks. On a more pr*****ctical level, truckers may also wish *****...