Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the NAFMP

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) commissioned the Committee on National Statistics, a component of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/National Research Council (NRC), to conduct a panel study to identify optimal research and statistical methodologies to better understand driver fatigue. This study assessed the large amounts of data already generated by onboard electronic monitoring systems and naturalistic driving studies. In its final report, NAS provided FMCSA with specific recommendations for future research. NAS recommendation #13 specifically suggests that the Agency evaluate “the effectiveness of the NAFMP for educating truck and bus drivers in how to modify their behavior to remedy various potential sources of fatigue” and determine “how effective the NAFMP training modules are in meeting the needs of drivers’ employers, including fleet managers, safety and risk managers, dispatchers, driver trainers and other corporate officials (e.g., those conducting carrier-sponsored employee health and wellness programs).”

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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Washington, DC   
  • Project Managers:

    Hallquist, Theresa

  • Start Date: 20180928
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Medical-related Studies
  • Subprogram: Safety & Performance-based rules

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866725
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2022 9:48AM