It's pretty easy to become distracted while driving. Talking on a cellphone, tending to a child in the backseat or changing the radio station are all activities that require a driver's attention and focus and therefore can interfere with a driver's ability to notice and respond to what's happening ahead of or around their vehicle. Likewise, stimuli outside a vehicle may serve to distract a driver. This is especially true when drivers travel through densely populated areas, school zones or road construction work zones.
Professional commercial truck drivers face many daily stresses and challenges as they work to transports goods along our nation's highways and roads. The men and women who work as truck drivers must have and maintain an exemplary driving record. Additionally, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commercial truck drivers are subject to numerous federal regulations related to the hours and times they are allowed to work. Truck drivers are also subject to routine drug and alcohol testing and must comply with routine vehicle maintenance checks.