Driver fatigue is a physiological and psychological condition that significantly affects driving ability and judgment. Sleepy driving impairs alertness and response time and increases the risk of accidents.903_truck_accidents_04

The hours of service regulations were designed to keep tired drivers off the road and to protect them from the unethical actions of dispatchers and shippers. These regulations limit the number of hours you can drive and require that you maintain a record of your duty status, which is commonly call a driver’s log.