10 Oct DRIVING? RESTING? WORKING?
As a transport service provider we understand our clients’ needs. We transport, without them worrying about it. Occasionally a client demands a very fast delivery. Options to meet to these expectations are always checked, but not always possible due to the mandatory resting times. Why are these regulations so important? Let’s find out!
A driver who didn’t get enough sleep can be a danger for himself and other road users. A fatigued driver has difficulties to keep his focus on the road and has a slower response time.
Additionally, it seems difficult to maintain a constant velocity with more traffic accidents as a result. Tiredness behind the wheel is even comparable with drunk driving and we all judge that.
A HEALTHY BODY FOR EACH DRIVER
A good night rest is essential to avoid medical problems. Structural sleeping problems can cause stress, chronic fatigue, overweight, cardiovascular diseases, burn-out…
A well-rested driver is a happy driver, who is loyal to his company. He will be less absent and cause less accidents.
TAKING A GOOD REST IS COST SAVING?
Yes! Drivers are more productive, cause less accidents and avoid fines. Taking a rest is a win-win situation for the driver, the employer and the customer.
So when we check our options for your load, we’re not only checking if we have space on a trailer or if we have a truck nearby. We also check and respect the mandatory resting times of our drivers. Everybody benefits from a good night rest, don’t you?