Semi team driver dies after being ejected from sleeper berth [report]

2010 unpublished
Phone: 859-323-2981 Fax: 859-257-3909 www.kiprc.uky.edu To prevent future occurrences of similar incidents, the following recommendations have been made: Recommendation No. 1: Companies should provide new and refresher truck driver safety training for company drivers that includes driver distraction and defensive driving techniques as they pertain to fatigue. Recommendation No. 2: Passengers using the sleeper berth in a moving semi should use the restraint system currently provided by the
more » ... ovided by the manufacturer. Recommendation No. 3: Sleeper berth occupant protection systems should be redesigned to provide comfort as well as safety. Recommendation No. 4: Electronic stability systems should be mandatory equipment on all commercial vehicles. Recommendation No. 5: Commercial vehicle carriers should implement and enforce a workplace policy that requires drivers to wear seat belts while operating a commercial vehicle. Recommendation No. 6: A comprehensive motor vehicle safety assessment of Kentucky's interstate system needs to be performed in the area where the collision took place.
doi:10.26616/nioshsface09ky081 fatcat:uaxhlsvjp5chnma2bbw63lbffa