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October 15, 2013

Site Offers Driver Fatigue Resources

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Many off-the-job factors can contribute to driver fatigue, including physical health, the demands of busy personal lives, time-of-day, scheduling and stress. All these can be addressed through educational opportunities available through the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). 

The NAFMP is designed to address the issue of driver fatigue with a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • How to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue
  • Fatigue management education for a variety of audiences
  • Information on sleep disorders screening and treatment
  • Driver and trip scheduling information
  • Information on fatigue management technologies
  • Guidance on health and wellness, time management, vehicle technologies and scheduling

NAFMP is a voluntary, interactive, web-based education and training program developed to increase awareness of the factors contributing to driver fatigue and its impact on performance. It is a result of several years of work by Canadian and American regulators, carriers, and researchers. Preliminary data collection was completed in Alberta, Quebec and Texas involving six fleets and 46 drivers. Later operational field tests included 77 commercial drivers in Alberta, Quebec and California.

The NAFMP site will include:
  • Research materials and guidance
  • 10 learning modules with information and best practices to manage fatigue at all levels of motor carrier operations, drivers, and drivers’ families
  • An implementation manual providing direction and support to carriers on how to deploy the NAFMP in a carrier operating environment
  • A Business Case and Return-On-Investment calculator to help determine the cost/benefit of deploying the NAFMP
  • A learning management system that will provide an interactive on-line learning experience complete with chapter quizzes and module exams to support comprehension of the material

NAFMP education modules are designed for:
  • Executives and managers
  • Commercial drivers
  • Safety managers and other trainers
  • Freight shippers and receivers
  • Dispatchers and driver managers

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