fatigue

Government, Business, Safety

TRB Researchers Look at Safety, Relationship Between Pay and Driver Fatigue

Truck driver in his cab Thinkstock

WASHINGTON — The wages earned by truck drivers are too low, forcing them to work long hours, according to a report presented to trucking industry researchers at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board here.

January 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Biggest Miner Tracking Trucker Brain Waves in Technology Race

Heavy earth moving trucks at the Tom Price iron ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto Group, are lit up by the afternoon sun in Pilbara, north Western Australia. Jack Atley/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers employed by the world’s biggest mining company are wearing baseball caps and hard helmets with sensors mounted inside to track their brain waves so they can get early warnings of fatigue and cut accidents.

David Stringer | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Technology, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Combating Driver Distraction, Fatigue

Advances in technology are giving trucking companies increasingly sophisticated ways to combat distracted and drowsy driving — two of the biggest threats to fleet safety.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
March 18, 2016
Technology, Business, Safety, Equipment

Suppliers Offer Systems That Monitor Drivers’ Faces for Alertness

Several technology suppliers are offering onboard systems that monitor the driver’s face for signs of distraction or drowsiness.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
March 18, 2016
Safety

More Research on Truck Driver Fatigue Needed, Panel of National Researchers Advises

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

While there is some evidence that truck driver fatigue can increase crash risk, questions remain about effective ways to minimize that risk, according to a new research report from an expert study panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 10, 2016
Safety

ATRI Launches Fatigue Management Website for Commercial Drivers

The American Transportation Research Institute said Wednesday it has launched a commercial driver fatigue management website.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2013
Safety

Fatigue Studies Flawed, Groups Tell FMCSA

Trucker and shipper organizations unanimously told federal regulators last week that four new driver-fatigue studies introduced into the public record last month are flawed and do not support changes called for in a proposed federal hours-of-service rule.

June 13, 2011
Safety

Far Too Much Is Made of Fatigue’s Role in Truck Crashes, Forum Speakers Say

Government and industry should shift their driver-safety focus away from regulation and toward more supportive measures, speakers at a National Transportation Safety Board forum said last week.

May 16, 2011
Safety

State Trucking Units Focus on Driver Fatigue, Apnea

Alert to safety issues surrounding driver fatigue and sleep apnea, trucking associations across the country are partnering with, endorsing or seeking vendors to provide their member fleets with testing, training and treatment programs on sleep apnea.

December 20, 2010