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FMCSA and Transport Canada Collaborate on Interactive Driver Fatigue Management Tool

July 26, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Transport Canada (TC) announced the launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP), a website that provides training and education on truck driver fatigue management.

The NAFMP is a voluntary, interactive web-based educational and training program developed to provide commercial truck and bus drivers and carriers with an awareness of the factors contributing to fatigue and its impact on performance and safety. It provides:

  • Information on how to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue.
  • Fatigue management education for drivers, drivers’ families, carrier executives and managers, shippers/receivers and dispatchers.
  • Driver and trip scheduling information.
  • Information on fatigue management technologies.

The program was developed by multiple partners, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Transport Canada, Alberta Employment and Immigration, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board, Alberta Motor Transport Association, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec, Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, and the American Transportation Research Institute.

In a joint statement about the new program, the FMCSA and TC stressed that the NAFMP fatigue management tool does not replace or override the FMCSA or TC’s regulations on hours of service. FMCSA and TC-regulated commercial motor carriers and drivers continue to have a duty to know and comply with the respective FMCSA or TC hours-of-service regulations.

For more information on the North American Fatigue Management Program, please visit www.nafmp.org.

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