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A Truck Stop is an eating establishment, usually located near a busy road, with a large parking area for trucks and other heavy vehicles. The stop usually offers a range of services for professional truck drivers to rest and refresh themselves, often with accommodation and other services available.
In South Africa the road traffic data indicates that:
Research on Drowsiness / Driver Tiredness amongst Truck Drivers.
Driver tiredness poses a significant risk to road safety – and several studies have indicated that this problem is experienced daily by Truck drivers.
South African Research:
In South Africa a research study has been conducted by Nelisiwe Magubane & Mala Ramanna from the Interdisciplinary Accident Research Centre of KwaZulu –Natal on the topic “Truck Drivers and Road Crashes in South Africa”
This study concluded amongst other findings: marketing
The recommendations from this research include the following:
Reference from Arrive Alive.co.za