Long awaited fatigue management program to be unveiled today

OTTAWA, Ont. — The highly anticipated North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP), developed over nearly a decade, will be rolled out to industry today.

The Web site will go live today at www.nafmp.com (www.pnagf.com for the French version).

The program will help truck fleets and drivers better understand and manage fatigue. It will include 10 learning modules, with voice narration, graphics and a learning management system. The modules will cover: recognizing fatigue; health and wellness; medical screening for sleep disorders; scheduling; and fatigue detection technologies.

The modules can be used by fleet owners, safety managers, executives as well as drivers and their families.

The site will also include a business case and return on investment calculator, so fleets can determine how implementing the NAFMP will benefit their business.

An implementation manual will also be available, allowing carriers to easily deploy the program within their organization.

The NAFMP was developed through nine years of research. The program was field-tested by fleets in Alberta, Quebec, California and Texas and proven to be feasible to implement and successful in reducing driver fatigue, according to the program’s administrators.

The program was developed by: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety; Alberta Transportation; Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board; Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail de Québec (CSST); Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ); Transport Canada; and in-kind development support was provided by: the Alberta Motor Transport Association; and American Trucking Research Institute.

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