Hi Val, Just to give you some perspective on how things have changed for the better, when I started driving (1967, in rural Maine) the priorities were:
1) Work when you can,
2) Sleep when you have to
Safety was of so little concern that even brakes were optional...seriously
In an attempt to let people know what it is like for over the road drivers, I am heading out with Jim Palmer Trucking driver Allie Knight.