The recent Trucking Australia Conference honed in on the issue of managing fatigue and driver health.
Although presenters and moderators at the Perth event were watchful for people nodding off, most people were involved in group discussions at their tables.
During the final session on fatigue management, 4 groups examined the topics of
- a better fatigue system using work and rest hours
- record keeping and
- fatigue monitoring
It became evident that the industry is already moving ahead of the regulators in this area. It was also apparent that the rules are not just about counting driving hours but a closer review is necessary.