It is important to get good restorative sleep not only for the sake of the truck driver's health, but also for the sake of their job. Part of the reason why the Hours of Service regulations are in place is so that professional truck drivers will have enough time to sleep so as not to become drowsy or fatigued behind the wheel and cause accidents.
Truck drivers typically sleep at truck stops, rest areas, a shipper or receiver's property, or a legal get-on ramp. Some truck drivers prefer being away from the truck for a few hours, and will sleep at a motel. For those that are new, it is recommend to plan the trip with a motor carrier's road atlas and a truck stop guide book.
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