Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to Focus on Professional Driver Safety

According to an article from the Augusta Free Press, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is helping put professional truck drivers first by partnering with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a study on how restart breaks impact performance and fatigue levels. This study will track the performance, road time and sleep of 250 professional drivers over a five-month period via onboard electronic logging devices. In addition to fatigue from extended shifts, drivers can be prone to fatigue-inducing sleep disorders as a result of the on-the-road lifestyle. FusionHealth can help diagnose and treat these disorders without keeping drivers from getting where they need to be.

See the full article in the Augusta Free Press.