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Fatigue Management Program Module 3 (part 2) – Components of sleep and alertness

This is a summary of the second lesson of Module 3 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). This module is focused on driver education as part of a Fatigue Management Programs (FMP). Due to the length of this module (157 PowerPoint slides), I have divided this module into several blog posts. This lesson …

Fatigue Management Program Module 3 – Driver education

This is a summary of the first lesson of Module 3 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). This module includes four lessons plus a summary designed to help drivers acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to fight fatigued driving as part of a Fatigue Management Programs, or FMP. Due to the length …

Fatigue Management Program Module 2 – Is the truck company’s program working?

This is a summary of Module 2 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). This module includes five lessons plus a summary designed to help motor carrier executives, transportation directors, and safety managers implement Fatigue Management Programs, or FMPs. These lessons, particularly lesson 5, provide an outline of areas lawyers may wish to explore …

Fatigue Management Module 1 – What is fatigue? Why is it important?

This is a summary of Module 1 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). It explains that fatigue is decreased alertness, attention, performance, motivation and judgment accompanied by drowsiness. The difference between acute and chronic fatigue. Sleepiness is felt in the mind, while fatigue may be experienced in the entire body leading to slow …

A New Free Fatigue Management Program

This month, the United States and Canadian governments have collaborated with motor carriers and the insurance industry to launch the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). NAFMP is a comprehensive website that provides education and training to help reduce bus and truck driver fatigue. Drivers can register at the website free of charge, work through …

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