The North American Fatigue Management Program is now available to motor carriers, drivers, government safety administrators and insurance companies.
The NAFMP is the culmination of several years of research, development and field trials in a live commercial vehicle operating environment. A coalition of Canadian, U.S., and Mexican trucking interests developed the program to provide carriers with a best-practices manual for implementing fatigue management in their operations.
The NAFMP is a voluntary, fully interactive web-based educational and training program developed to provide both truck and bus commercial vehicle drivers and carriers and others in the supply chain, with an awareness of the factors contributing to fatigue and its impact on performance.
Organizers would like to see the program further developed to include a certification process for fatigue management, similar to the way the International Standards Organization certifies management processes. The hope is that once certified, carriers could get some "extra credit" in the form of more flexible hours of service.
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.