Hours of Sleep and Fatigue in Motor Carriage

10 Pages Posted: 27 May 2006

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Kristen A. Monaco

California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics

Lindy Olsson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Justin Hentges

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

Using data from the Trucking Industry Program Survey of Drivers, the article examines hours of sleep and fatigue among truck drivers. The analysis finds that hours of sleep are inversely related to work time. Using a logit model of falling asleep at the wheel, the authors find hours of sleep, time spent driving, and hours of service violations significantly affect the likelihood of dozing at the wheel. These findings suggest that altering work rules and pay schemes could mitigate the safety problems caused by fatigue. (JEL L9, I18)

Suggested Citation

Monaco, Kristen A. and Olsson, Lindy and Hentges, Justin, Hours of Sleep and Fatigue in Motor Carriage (October 2005). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 615-624, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904770

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