The 2018 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Road check, a three-day inspection event across North America, focused on hours-of-service compliance. Four main issues that the CVSA were focusing on were:
- False logs
- No record of duty status. (Officially reporting as being on-duty or off-duty.)
- Operating past a 14-hour day
- Driving over 60/70 hours in 7/8 days
Truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in 13 percent of truck accidents, according to the FMCSA. Truck accidents caused by fatigued drivers can result in life-altering injuries like paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and other conditions requiring extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and adjusting to a new reality.