CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta’s fatigue management pilot project has wrapped up, and the program will continue with Phase 3 thanks to a new joint funding arrangement.
Alberta Transportation, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Transport and the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board will all contribute toward the cost of building on the first two phases by funding the third phase.
Phase 3 will focus on large scale, national scientific and operational testing and evaluation of the recommended fatigue management program incorporating Phase 2 results and experiences.
Phase 1 involved project development and beta testing, while Phase 2 was a pilot project involving testing and assessments.
The fatigue management program is designed to give experts a better understanding of the effect fatigue has on truck drivers and how fatigue can be safely controlled to create safer highways.
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