FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Brewster
July 10, 2013
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today announced the launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program website, www.NAFMP.com. The NAFMP provides a comprehensive approach to commercial driver fatigue management including:
- Online fatigue management training for drivers, drivers’ families, carrier executives and managers, dispatchers and shippers/receivers;
- Information on how to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue;
- Information on sleep disorders screening and treatment;
- Driver and trip scheduling information;
- Information on Fatigue Management Technologies.
The NAFMP website also includes a Return-on-Investment calculator that allows motor carriers to estimate the cost-benefit of deploying the NAFMP in its entirety or select components in a customized program.
All of the NAFMP information and training is available on the website free of charge for interested parties.
The NAFMP website represents the culmination of a decade of research, development and testing of a comprehensive fatigue management program. Substantial financial and in-kind support was provided by the NAFMP partners including ATRI, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Transport Canada, Alberta Motor Transport Association, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Workers Compensation Board, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec and Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec.
ATRI will manage the NAFMP website on behalf of the NAFMP partners.
“It is rewarding to see ATRI’s 10-year involvement in the research and development of the NAFMP come to fruition,” commented ATRI President Rebecca Brewster. “The NAFMP website will be a one-stop shop for carriers of all sizes to address the important issue of driver fatigue.”
ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
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