Truckers need to be able to make split-second decisions as they are driving. Many factors can impact their ability to do this. Fatigue is one factor, and it is fully preventable. One issue that some truckers face is that the trucking company they work for has such tight deadlines that they don't feel able to stop and rest when they need to. This can lead to them turning to other methods to try to stay awake.
If you are like most drivers in Macon, you have probably found yourself sharing the road with a semitruck. And, like those other drivers, you more than likely feel at least a little nervous when in such close proximity to one of those large trucks. This feeling is not unusual and occurs for good cause: An accident with a semi can have catastrophic results.