The truck drivers who populate the Illinois highways have an admittedly difficult task. They must travel through all forms of weather conditions during all hours of the day and night in order to make their deliveries. Given that such arduous working conditions could leave anyone fatigued, they are required by law to dedicate specified amounts of rest to their routines.
The purpose of these requirements is to help ensure that the drivers will not suffer from bouts of fatigue, which could leave them mentally and physically compromised. Only a momentary lapse into drowsiness might cause the occurrence of a truck accident and all the attendant damage and injury it can bring.