With truck drivers constantly on the go, it can be easy to miss the signs of stress and burnout that can quickly lead to driver turnover. Job stress has also been linked to increased workplace accidents and even health problems. What can fleet managers do to address this?
Exhaustion is the earliest warning sign of burnout that leads to turnover. It’s about feeling chronically tired, not just physically tired. “It’s important to catch people in the early stage of burnout, because their burnout at that point is only isolated to themselves,” explained Max Farrell, CEO and co-founder of WorkHound. “But, as it gets worse, that burnout impacts more people and creates greater risk.”