System monitors driver fatigue

Electronic logging devices are designed to track hours of service, but Trimble and Pulsar Informatics are using technology to actually monitor driver fatigue through Trimble’s Safety Analytics dashboard.

Integrating Pulsar’s Trucking Fatigue Meter, the dashboard will incorporate hours of service data and Trimble’s onboard event recording data to identify sleep and fatigue risk patterns.

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that driver fatigue might be a factor in 13% of collisions involving a commercial truck.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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