The most recent statistics are available show that 3,541 truck accidents killed 3,964 people in 2013. In 2014, the total number of crashes and injuries increased.
Evidence has shown that sleep apnea can cause dangerous levels of fatigue in drivers behind the wheel of a large trucks. The risk of apnea rises with weight gain, and approximately two-thirds of all truck drivers are believed to be obese. studies have also found that truckers are much more likely to be overweight than workers in other fields.
A recentHarvard study found truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea are five times more likely to crash than other drivers
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