Driver safety matters a lot for a responsible freight forwarder in Melbourne since a single trucking accident can lead to significant business losses both for the client and the company itself. Aside from ensuring that every member of the fleet is in a good working condition, driver’s fatigue is also under its watch. Fatigue stems from extreme tiredness caused by insufficient rest, and it’s known to impair judgment and delay reaction time when one is behind the wheel, increasing the risk of accidents.
According to a study by the Adelaide Center for Sleep Research, a person who has not slept for 17 hours is twice more likely to be involved in an accident than a person with zero blood alcohol content. The study also uncovered that drivers who have been awake for 24 hours are seven times more at risk of an accident.