A driver may be unaware of how dangerous fatigue is or how exhausted they have become, yet fatigue is unpleasant and uncomfortable. Nobody gets into, let alone stays in, that state without some sort of incentive.

Insufficient or inadequate sleep is the most evident reason for fleet driver fatigue. Other factors, on the other hand, can contribute to it.

What is Fleet Driver Fatigue?

Fleet driver fatigue is one of the most significant threats to road safety, posing many problems to both drivers and passengers. Because their vigilance and concentration are reduced, fleet drivers with driver fatigue have less time to react to incoming hazards.

Fleet driver fatigue can quickly develop over long drives, for example, when drivers take insufficient breaks to help break up the monotony. Similarly, irregular or disrupted work patterns might contribute to driving fatigue. Some medical disorders, including sleep apnea, can also make some fleet drivers more sensitive to driver fatigue.

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently released a report on snowmobile thefts in 2018 and 2019. While not as widespread as thefts related to other types of vehicles, snowmobile thefts can prove particularly detrimental in areas of the country where it is difficult to get around during the winter without one.

The report reveals some stark information concerning snowmobile thefts. Between January 1st, 2018, and December 31st, 2019, 949 snowmobiles were stolen. The top five states for the number of snowmobile thefts, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Alaska, and New York, had a combined total of 474 thefts, making up 50% of the total number of stolen snowmobiles.

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5 Ways to Improve Fleet Driver Safety in 2022

 With everything going on in the world, the pandemic, supply-chain problems, and shortages of both drivers and vehicles, 2022 is going to be another difficult year for businesses reliant on fleets. To avoid any serious problems in 2022 like damaged vehicles or injured drivers, it’s important to focus on driver safety. Below, we will go over 5 steps to improve fleet driver safety in 2022.

#1) Prioritize Training

 A great way to get ahead of poor driving behavior is by using online driver training and videos along with behind-the-wheel driver training. This will give employees a good sense of what is and isn’t expected of them when they’re behind the wheel along with how and why to avoid certain dangerous driving behaviors. Plus, behind-the-wheel driver training will allow supervisors and other experienced employees to evaluate drivers and give them tips on what they can do differently to make sure they’re driving safely on the road.

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