The North American Fatigue Management Program Steering Committee has announced the launch of the NAFMP available to motor carriers, drivers, government safety administrators and insurance companies for their use effective today, July 10.
The NAFMP, the culmination of several years of research, development and field trials in a live commercial vehicle operating environment, is a proven, feasible and effective means of managing fatigue in commercial vehicle drivers.
The NAFMP will include:
· 10 learning modules, with voice narration, graphics and a Learning Management System, with interactive tests to support subject understanding. The learning modules will include information on recognizing fatigue, health and wellness, medical screening for sleep disorders and treatment, scheduling and fatigue detection technologies. The modules are presented for various audiences, including drivers, drivers’ families, dispatchers, safety supervisors and managers, and company executives.
· A Business Case and Return on Investment calculator to assist owners and carrier executives in determining the costs and benefits of implementing the NAFMP, in whole or in part.
· An Implementation Manual that serves to provide guidance for carriers who choose to deploy the NAFMP within their organization.
· A website, with all materials and guidance available free of charge to any individual or organization, will be continually updated to include any new research findings, technology or best practices. The website is available in English at www.NAFMP.com or French at www.pnagf.com.
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