Provigil to stay awake for days at a time. Hell, with that ABC write up I am wondering why I am not on Provigil....
This guy obviously wasn't on Provigil.
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Having read NTSB aviation accident reports for years one thing that becomes clear is that there is no one cause for an accident. Further if you dig deep enough you'll find systemic problems at the root of most accidents. Putting it all on the most proximate cause - in the case the driver not sleeping - is usually a gross oversimplification and keeps us from actually fixing the root causes of accidents.
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Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
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This surprises me. My daughter is a dedicated driver now in the Southeast, but used to drive OTR. Her company is extremely strict on allowing them when to drive and when not to drive. They have only a certain amount of hours per day to drive, per DOT regulations. All logs are electronic now, so it's a lot harder to fudge. Also, she told me that Walmart is very, very strict on it's drivers.
A lot of unanswered questions, but the news is definitely saying that lack of sleep was the issue for the driver.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug