Trucker Stress Ramps up Fatigue and Accidents

Recent trucker protests in Canada and Washington D.C. were sparked by a range of issues including vaccine mandates. However, many truckers point to the increased stress in an industry that struggles to hire drivers.

A recent article in The New York Times suggested trucking has morphed into a “dystopian nightmare” of long hours, falling pay, and increased stress. That’s bad news for other drivers who are often innocent victims of crashes caused by tired or stressed truckers.

The article profiled Jon Knope, a driver who took a job driving for a trucking company because It offered more hours and better pay […]

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