ATA Says Fatigue Research will Improve Safety


The Chair of the Australian Trucking Association recently spoke about new research that may help improve safety. The research examines the effects of truck driver fatigue rules and will monitor a sample of drivers during their work shifts and thereafter in a laboratory during simulated shifts.

Noelene Watson, said the research project is a cooperative effort between the Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, the National Transport Commission, road agencies, police and industry.

The research will provide evidence about the impact of complicated fatigue rules on drivers.

More than $800,000 of federal government funding has been committed to the project.