Register for upcoming live NAFMP webinars or check out previous webinar recordings below.
The Alertness Toolkit – A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Fatigue Management Technologies
Thursday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. EST
For Motor Carriers and Drivers (Associate Members and Non-members)
During this session, we will identify fatigue management technologies and their role in a motor carrier’s safety culture. We will review the types of and considerations for implementing fatigue management technologies. Featured speakers will provide an overview of their technology specifications and we will review the considerations for implementing fatigue management technologies, including costs, return on investment, protocols for use, performance measures, training and driver acceptance. We will also address the fundamental problems with fatigue management technology efficacy.
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.
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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