Victorian Drivers wanted – but not for a job!

Want to paid for sleeping? A study to find drivers’ fatigue and alertness levels while on shift is being conducted – and volunteer drivers are wanted. Participants will be reimbursed for the time involved.

The Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (CRCASP), in partnership with the National Transport Commission (NTC), is conducting field and sleep research to analyse the impacts of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on work and rest hours on heavy vehicle driver fatigue.

Phase 1 of the research will use in cab alertness and sleep monitoring devices, as well as driving impairment indicators, to measure sleeping patterns, driver drowsiness and driving performance during real-world work shifts. This research will be used to validate current technologies available to monitor driver alertness.

CRCASP are seeking Victorian based fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle drivers working standard hours or Basic Fatigue Management (BFM).  Drivers should be working a minimum of 30 hours driving per week and preference will be given to line-haul drivers who conduct night driving as they are seeking to validate technologies during conditions of higher sleepiness. Volunteers from operators of all sizes, including owner-operators, and operators across all industry  are welcome.

Click here to find out more about this valuable program and how you can participate.

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