Last year, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week.
More than 84 percent of these violations were for state and local moving violations.
The solution to this is easy: Decrease the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption before bed. Playing Catch Up on Weekends It’s tempting to "borrow from your future self" by skipping sleep during the week, then making up for it on weekends.
But even 30 minutes of lost sleep a day can add up to long-term consequences for your body weight and metabolism.
FMCSA describes the infographic as a "snapshot of the positive impact electronic logging devices (ELDs) are having on improving hours-of-service compliance on our nation’s roads." Since the ELD mandate went fully into effect April 1 with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Out-of-Service criteria for ELDs, less than 1% (4,720) of all driver inspections (559,940) have resulted in the driver being cited for operating without a required ELD or grandfathered AOBRD, the agency reported.And University of Arkansas research found that lack of sleep might make someone more likely to react emotionally when facing stress.According to the National Sleep Foundation, those 18 to 64 years old should get between seven and nine hours a night, and those 65 and older should get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.National Sleep Foundation environmental scholar Natalie Dautovich says that deep, quality sleep is important for cognitive, physical and social functioning.Here are 11 surprising habits that might be ruining your sleep and some tips for getting a better night’s sleep tonight. Working Too Much According to a 2014 study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, work was the primary culprit that kept people from getting enough sleep.Researchers found that the blue light from electronic devices resulted in taking longer to fall asleep, reduced melatonin and reduced alertness in the morning. But although alcohol initially acts as a sedative, it actually diminishes your quality of sleep.A 2011 article in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that large amounts of alcohol not only interfere with sleep quality, but also impedes the restorative functions of sleep.The rate dropped significantly after December 2017, when the first “soft enforcement” phase went into effect, dropping from 1.19% in December to .83% in January.The rate stayed right around that mark for the first quarter of the year, then dropped again once the "hard" deadline hit in April, to .69%. Other bills would ease the rules for specific types of trucking, most specifically livestock haulers.According to the infographic, only 0.64% of driver inspections in May had at least one hours-of-service violation.Compare this to a year earlier, in May 2017, when 1.31% of driver inspections had at least one hours-of-service violation.Unsurprisingly, this was often tied to early start times and long commutes.Another 2014 study found that repeatedly getting too little sleep could lead to memory problems.Try negotiating for a later start time at work: Researchers found that starting one hour later in the morning increased sleep time by about 20 minutes. Using Electronics Before Bed You’ve probably heard that it’s not recommended to use your smartphone in bed.