HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT--FATIGUE-RELATED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: CHEYENNE, WYOMING, JULY 18, 1984, AND JUNCTION CITY, ARKANSAS, OCTOBER 19, 1984

The two accidents discussed in this report involved drivers of commercial vehicles who were found to have been inattentive and suffering from lack of sleep and from acute fatigue. The busdriver who ran into the rear of the tractor-semitrailer in Cheyenne, Wyoming, worked as a full-time firefighter, a part-time driver/helper for a moving and storage company, and a part-time intercity busdriver. He had a maximum of 3 1/2 hours sleep in the 27 1/2 hours before the accident. The full-time truckdriver who ran into the rear of the stopped schoolbus in Junction City, Arkansas, had about 2 hours rest in the 17 hours before the accident. These two accidents resulted in 1 fatality and 40 injuries. This report examines deficiencies in regulations governing maximum "on-duty" hours of service for interstate commercial vehicle drivers issued by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration, as well as compliance with the regulations and actions to improve the regulations and compliance therewith.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1985-6-25

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/HAR-85/04, HS-039 464
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM