If the commercial truck driver you are sharing the road with is one of the 28 percent of commercial truck drivers suffering with sleep apnea, he or she may not even know it. The truck driver could be putting himself and everyone around him on the road in great danger.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that makes it difficult to get enough sleep at night. Many sufferers stop breathing for several seconds each night, making it difficult to get good rest at night. They wake up unrested, even if they were alseep all night long.
Sleep apnea impairs a driver's alertness. A sleep impaired driver loses precious reaction time. For a driver carrying as much as 80,000 pounds of weight behind him, compromised reaction time is potentially deadly. Trcuk drivers must be careful, safe, and alert drivers for the sake of everyone with whom they share the road! Got questions about your Kansas City trucking crash? Downlaod your copy of our book Don't Wreck Your Injury Claim for essential information.