They say there are a few things you can’t legislate. Like morality, for instance. Or good will.
But what about rest? A good night’s sleep, a brief cat nap, just putting your feet up and relaxing… Can the government make rules about that?
In fact, they can – particularly when the lack of downtime affects public safety. Which is why truck drivers have maximums placed on their work schedules to help them avoid what is known as cumulative fatigue. In the US, truck drivers are generally restricted to a 14-hour workday and an 11-hour daily driving limit.