Restorative Rest for Motorcoach Drivers

The aim of this study was to characterize the relationship between off-duty time and sleep using the data collected in the original motorcoach driver fatigue study. This study had the following research questions: How much sleep do motorcoach drivers obtain given the amount of time they have off between shifts? How much time off between shifts do motorcoach drivers need to ensure that they are able to get 7–8 hours of sleep in each 24-hour period? The proposed re-analysis expanded upon the original motorcoach driver fatigue study by examining sleep in any given 24-hour period as a function of off-duty time during the same 24-hour period. Of particular interest was the off-duty time in a 24-hour period that was associated with 7–8 hours of sleep during that same period, as 7–8 hours of sleep in every 24 hours was thought to sustain operational performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $175,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC75-14-D-000117002

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hallquist, Theresa

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University

    PO Box 646210
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164-6210
  • Start Date: 20140930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160329
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160300

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592630
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC75-14-D-000117002
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2016 4:48PM