Encourage adequate rest and rest breaks.
All commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must take specified breaks under HOS laws before continuing driving. For example, all CMV drivers must take a 30-minute break after eight hours of driving and a 10 to 11-hour break before returning to duty under HOS truck driver limits.
Encourage drivers to always prioritize their safety and the safety of other motorists while on the road, in addition to taking these mandated breaks. This implies urging your drivers to take extra pauses while driving if they are sleepy or otherwise impaired. Although this may necessitate additional time away from their “On-Duty” period, it has the potential to reduce at-fault accidents caused by weariness significantly. This not only makes your drivers safer, but it also helps you save money on accidents.