Guidelines for Managing Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue
arebased on the drat Fatigue Code o Practice or Heavy VehicleDrivers prepared or the National Transport Commission (NTC)between 2003 and 2004. The drat Code o Practice wasprepared through extensive consultation and the NTC thanksthe many people and organisations rom both government andnon-government sectors or their eorts in progressing thisimportant initiative. The NTC wishes to acknowledge the key role o the Australian Trucking Association, Department o Industrial Relations Qld,WorkCover NSW, WorkSae Victoria, WorkSae SA, Roads and Trafc Authority NSW, Queensland Transport and VicRoads inthe preparation o this edition o the Guidelines or ManagingHeavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue. The NTC also grateully acknowledges the use o much o thematerial in Part 2 taken rom
Staying Alert at the Wheel,
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Guidelines for Managing Heavy Vehicle Driver FatigueDate:
Date: June 2007
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Guidelines or Managing Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue
National Transport CommissionLevel 15/628 Bourke StreetMELBOURNE VIC 3000E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.ntc.gov.au
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To provide guidance to all parties in the supply chainon the eective management o heavy vehicle driver atigue.
Fitness or duty, heavy vehicle driver atigue
Following public comment, the drat guidelineswere revised as necessary, then considered by transportagencies in each State and Territory and the Commonwealth. This fnal version o these guidelines was approved by Australiantransport ministers in February 2007.
Heavy vehicle driver atigue is a saety issue and is tobe addressed in the national heavy vehicle driver atigue reormwhich seeks to achieve consistency with current occupationalhealth and saety legislation. The Guidelines provide guidanceto all parties in the supply chain on the eective management o heavy vehicle driver atigue
Heavy vehicles, atigue guidelines, atigue, roadsaety, driver atigue and ftness or duty
Enquiries to be addressed to:
Chie ExecutiveNational Transport CommissionL15/628 Bourke StreetMELBOURNE VIC 3000Phone: 03 92.5000E-mail: email@example.com
GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER FATIGUE
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