Website provides fatigue management for North American commercial drivers

Transport Canada, Alberta and Quebec organizations partners in site

A new website is offering a “comprehensive approach” to commercial driver fatigue management.

The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) is designed to provide online fatigue management training for drivers, drivers' families, carrier executives and managers, dispatchers and shippers/receivers, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), which developed the site.

The website provides information and training free of charge, along with the following:

• information on how to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue
• information on sleep disorder screening and treatment
• driver and trip scheduling information
• information on fatigue management technologies.

There is also a return-on-investment (ROI) calculator that allows motor carriers to estimate the cost-benefit of deploying the NAFMP in its entirety or select components in a customized program.

Developing partners for the site include the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Transport Canada, the Alberta Motor Transport Association, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, Alberta Transportation, the Alberta Workers Compensation Board, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Quebec and the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec.

ATRI will manage the NAFMP website on behalf of its partners.

ATRI is a not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

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