The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tasked CVSA with the management and evolution of the North American Fatigue Management Program. - Photo: Canva

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tasked CVSA with the management and evolution of the North American Fatigue Management Program.

Photo: Canva

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will manage an educational and training program designed to prevent fatigue-related risks and crashes and cultivate a corporate safety culture that proactively works to eliminate driver fatigue.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tasked CVSA with the management and evolution of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). The NAFMP steering committee also includes Transport Canada, working closely with FMCSA to support the program.

The NAFMP was developed by medical and sleep scientists from Canada and the United States through a multi-year, four-phase process. The program was designed to to prevent driver fatigue and eliminate fatigue-related crashes by:

  • Offering easy-to-access online fatigue prevention training and education to commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carrier executives and managers, freight shippers and receivers, dispatchers, driver managers, driver’s spouses and families, safety managers and trainers, etc.
  • Encouraging a motor carrier safety culture that proactively considers situations that may contribute to driver fatigue and fights to prevent it
  • Identifying sleep disorders and treatment options
  • Utilizing driver fatigue management technologies

CVSA plans to enhance, improve and grow the program by hosting Q&A sessions and webinars on topics relevant to fatigue management, moderating an online forum, offering information sessions, and hosting program and steering committee meetings to discuss program improvements. The content will be offered in English, French and Spanish.

Download a step-by-step implementation manual and register in the eLearning platform for the program courses.

The online training and educational courses available through this program are free, voluntary and self-paced.

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