May 13, 2008

Truck driver fatigue management program in pilot phase

The North American Fatigue Management Program is an effort underway in Alberta, Canada to better manage fatigue among truck drivers.  The programs considers sleep, sleep disorders, fatigue countermeasures, hours of service policies, and a wide range of other issues that go into maintaining alertness behind the wheel.  The program involves researchers, government, and industry personnel. 

The National Shiftwork Information Center applauds these efforts as a way to mitigate the impact of fatigue to make shiftwork safer for shiftworkers (in this case truck drivers) and improve safety for other drivers on the roads.

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