We campaign for the hardworking commercial driver. Thus, our products and services revolve around the safety of these tough, hard-knock drivers. It’s not only the trucks and engines that experience wear and tear. The drivers behind the wheel are usually exhausting all of their energy to transport various loads across state lines. Sleep plays an indispensable role in a driver’s physical and mental health. And, it’s something that gets overlooked frequently. Because of this, laws for sleeper berths have been put in place to help eradicate sleep deprivation.
What are sleeper berths?
A sleeper berth is a small bed on a long-distance truck available for a driver to sleep and take a break. Essentially, all commercial drivers should know the deal. First, you can’t drive for more than 14 hours in a 24-hour period. And, drivers can only drive a maximum of 11 hours after being off-duty for 10 consecutive hours. Having a sleeper berth is essential for long-haul drivers. Under current regulation, drivers can use the sleeper berth during the 10-hour break they need to have. However, they just can’t drive within that period. Sleep being so important, most drivers should use their break for that. With new rules, a driver must spend at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth.