Webinars and Courses
Register for upcoming live NAFMP webinars and courses or check out previous recordings below.
Sleep Hygiene – North American Fatigue Management Program Driver Series
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m. EST
Good and sufficient sleep is arguably the most important factor in determining drivers’ general health and state of alertness. In this session, learn why sleep is so important, what “good” and “sufficient” sleep looks like, and how sleep hygiene can help drivers get the sleep needed to stay alert and healthy.
Featured speaker: Tom DiSalvi, vice chairman of the National Sleep Foundation Board of Directors, and Schneider National’s vice president of safety, driver training and compliance.
Sleep hygiene includes knowing:
• When and for how long to sleep
• Whether naps are beneficiary and, if so, for how long
• How to take advantage of light and darkness for better sleep
• When to exercise and the types that help sleep
• How food and drinks may interfere with sleep
• What are the effects on sleep of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol
• What do sleeping aids do and what other medications affect alertness
• What are the optimal environmental conditions for sleep
• How a bedtime routine may help fall asleep
• What to do when you cannot sleep
This CVSA webinar is part of a series addressing driver topics covered in the North American Fatigue Management Program. Each session is divided into three 20- minute segments:
1. Content delivery
2. Conversation with the featured speaker
3. Answers to audience questions
Even if you cannot attend the session, you may submit your question(s) when you register for this webinar and then watch the recording afterward to view the answer to your question(s).
Recording will be available within 48 hrs. after the live session.
Step-by-Step Guide for Implementing a Fatigue Management Program
February, 24, 2022
The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) has the potential to reduce fatigue-related crashes and improve commercial motor vehicle driver alertness, wellness and productivity. During this session, we reviewed a guide for motor carriers to develop, implement and evaluate a fatigue management program. We covered the five components of a fatigue management program: safety culture; fatigue risk management systems; scheduling practices and fatigue management technologies; sleep disorder screening and treatment; and education and training. Also, we addressed past challenges and limitations of the program and shared ongoing and upcoming enhancements.
• Learn more about the NAFMP.
• Download a copy of the NAFMP Implementation Manual.
• Enroll now on the NAFMP eLearning platform.
CVSA Hazardous Materials Specialist Katie Morton, a subject matter expert on electronic logging devices and hours-of-service rules, introduced the webinar and addressed the relationship between hours of service and fatigue management. CVSA Fatigue Management Specialist Rodolfo Giacoman covered the NAFMP components, implementation and resources available for motor carriers. CVSA’s associate member and featured speaker Schneider’s Vice President of Safety for Driver Training and Compliance Tom DiSalvi offered his expert perspective from a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services.
Top 10 Driver Must-Knows About Fatigue Management
March 9, 2022
Fatigue Management Specialist Rodolfo Giacoman provided an
overview of the top 10 commercial motor vehicle driver must-knows covered in
the North American Fatigue Management Program:
1. Fatigue Is Lethal & Expensive
2. Driving Worsens Fatigue
3. Sleep Is Like Breathing
4. Relationships Affect Wellness
5. Wellness Is the Key to Alertness
6. Fatigue Susceptibility Varies
7. Alertness Has Supply & Demand
8. Fatigue Can Be Detected
9. Alertness Requires Strategies
10. Sound Scheduling Fosters Alertness
Driver education and training is the most important of the
five components of implementing a fatigue management program. For commercial
motor vehicle drivers, managing fatigue mainly means changing
behavior. Research suggests that behavior change involves (1) becoming
aware of the problem, (2) thinking about changing, (3) thinking becomes
planning, (4) taking action and (5) sustaining action. Therefore, the
first three steps to changing behavior require education and training.
To learn more about all five components of implementing a fatigue management program, watch the “Step-by-Step Guide for Implementing a Fatigue Management Program” webinar recording above.
Guide to Establishing a Sleep Disorders Management Program
May 4, 2022
The North American Fatigue Management Program provides guidance on how to develop and implement a sleep disorders management program (SDMP). Such a program may result in medical cost savings, a reduction in crashes, and greater retention of drivers whose sleep disorder has been treated compared to all drivers. During the webinar, a former truck driver with sleep apnea Bob Stanton, SleepSafe Drivers President & CEO Adrian Knight and Vice President of Corporate Health and Safety Solutions Mary Convey, iSleep CEO & Founder John Hickok, and CVSA Fatigue Management Program Specialist Rodolfo Giacoman addressed the latest treatments and technologies available for drivers with obstructive sleep apnea, how to develop and implement a sleep disorders management program (SDMP) and the motor carrier’s corporate responsibilities and strategies for supporting an SDMP as prescribed by the North American Fatigue Management Program. We also covered the major components of establishing an SDMP:
• Education and Awareness
• Testing and Diagnosis
The Alertness Toolkit – A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Fatigue Management Technologies
June 9, 2022
During this session, we identified fatigue management technologies and their role in a motor carrier’s safety culture. We reviewed the types of fatigue management technologies. We provided an overview of different technologies and reviewed the considerations for implementing fatigue management technologies, including costs, return on investment, protocols for use, performance measures, training and driver acceptance. We also addressed the fundamental problems with fatigue management technology efficacy.
Supporting Driver Hours-of-Service Compliance, Alertness and Productivity Through a Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Shippers, Receivers and Brokers
July 6, 2022
The North American Fatigue Management Program recommends enlisting the support of shippers, receivers and brokers to foster a team approach to drivers’ hours-of-service compliance and improved driver alertness. During this session, CVSA Fatigue Management Program Specialist Rodolfo Giacoman, CVSA Hazardous Materials Specialist Katie Morton and J.J. Keller Senior Editor – Transport Management Mark Schedler reviewed fatigue fundamentals, hours-of-service rules and challenges, and fatigue management solutions. They also went over selected guidelines from the code of ethics established by the Truckload Carriers Association and the National Industrial Transport League that may increase mutual understanding and cooperation.