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Tackling Fatigue: Social Rules and Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers

20 October 2011

A new report titled: Tackling Fatigue: EU Social Rules and Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers is published as part of the ETSC PRAISE project, Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees.

The 7th Thematic Report aims to offer employers insight into tackling fatigue amongst HGV drivers. Fatigue is one of main risks for this group of professional drivers.

The report looks at the involvement in HGVs in collisions and collision causation factors including fatigue. It gives an overview of EU legislation on driving and resting times and implementation. The final part looks specifically at how fatigue risk management by employers can lead to improvements in road safety performance. The report includes many different good practice examples and makes recommendations for the EU, Member State governments and employers, which are applicable anywhere in the world.

To read the entire report and other PRAISE publications are available here.

A Fact Sheet complements the Report and features an ETSC interview with Kevin Warburton, Safety and Environmental manager at Driving for Better Business Champion TNT Express. This examines how the introduction of the road safety management system has had significant results. It also looks specifically at the approach of TNT Express to handling fatigue in their company.

To read the Fact Sheet please click here.

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