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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Pleased with Fatigue Compliance Levels

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) said it is pleased with the outcome of a recent national blitz which revealed that national fatigue compliance was at par with last year. Operation Wake Up was led by the NHVR during April

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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Study – A World First

In what has been hailed as a world first, the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) released the results of the study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The researchers analysed aspects

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Study Finds Fatigue Link to Overactive Immune System

Fatigue is a hot topic among the road transport industry because it is often blamed for so many road incidents and drivers are often singled out for driving while fatigued, but a new study shows that it may have some

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Technology Not The Answer to Fatigue – Union Warns

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) should be focusing on fatigue but not on fatigue monitoring technology trials but rather a solution to the problem. The federal government’s joint announcement with the NHVR that

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The Time of Day Most Prone to Fatigue Crashes

The time of day you may want to avoid the roads, if possible is mid afternoon between 2pm and 5pm, according to The Daily Telegraph. According to a post on News.com.au, the most likely time to encounter a fatigued driver

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Research Shows Vibrations Through The Seat Increases Fatigue

RMIT University researchers revealed that the physical vibrations of a vehicle seat may contribute to fatigue and some drivers feel it just 15 minutes after they begin to drive. Lead researchers Associate Professor Mohammad Fard and Professor Stephen Robinson tested

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Fatigued Driving: Police Release Statement About Resting Before Driving Following Rollover

While we know that fatigued driving in the road transport industry is more complex than a driver not having enough sleep, the police have released a statement about the importance of resting before driving following a truck rollover on the

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Truck Industry Slams Underspending on Rest Stops

The trucking industry in South Australia has condemned the lack of funding for vehicle rest stops. The industry said it could take up to 50 years before there are enough rest stops to meet the Government’s own standard, with Federal

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Study Shows Fatigue is Top Fleet Operator Concern

If you’re a fleet manager in Australia, chances are the safety of your drivers on the road is your biggest concern. According to a nationwide study conducted recently, involving 200 fleet operators, the safety of drivers and fatigue management are

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Truck Driver Jailed because of Fatigue Offence ending in Fatalities

A New South Wales truck driver has been jailed for over a year following a crash which claimed the lives of 2 other road users. The courier truck driver received a minimum 18 month jail sentence after he took his

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