The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is reviewing fatigue monitoring technology and has awarded a contract to a consortium to conduct a study of the technology. The review implies that the NHVR intends to push for greater uptake of in-cab fatigue monitoring.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the trial would identify how to provide recognition and support to the growing number of firms using fatigue monitoring technology in addition to work diaries.
The trial, being led by Central Queensland University’s Appleton Institute and HGH Consulting will accompany a review of existing technologies, data gathered from current programs such as the Queensland Trucking Association’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports program, and the Smart Truck program being trialed by Volvo, Ron Finemore Transport and Monash University, Mr Petroccitto explained.
He went on to explain that the trial would facilitate the development of incentives and removal of barriers for operators to adopt in-cab fatigue monitoring technology.