This Fact Sheet explores to keep driving or not – guide for salespeople. How can and should managers approach managing fatigue and other related issues for their workers.

So what is the recommended maximum daily driving time for people in sales roles such as agriculture business bankers, financial planners and regional managers? This factsheet has been produced to help drivers in sales roles with the decision to keep driving or not when experiencing and managing fatigue while driving on the job.

What is Fatigue?

A loss of alertness that reduces human performance and may or may not end up in sleep.

The Problem

Fatigue is one of the leading factors contributing to road crashes. Fatigue has the following problematic effects on driving performance;

  • Slowed reaction time
  • Shorter attention span
  • Less effective memory
  • Narrowing of attention
  • Less effective reasoning and decision making