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Recognising the Difference between Fatigue and Tiredness

I often hear people use the words fatigue and tired interchangeably but the truth is there is a difference between the 2. Instead of using the word fatigue as a synonym for tiredness, it is important that we recognise and

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Pinpointing the Source of Fatigue

One of the crucial steps in dealing with the problem of fatigue amongst anyone, not just those involved in road freight and long distance driving, after identifying fatigue as an issue is pinpointing the source. For different people the problem

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Fatigue Management Inspected during Operation Logan

The recent police and RMS operation Logan held in NSW included fatigue management inspections. According to the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol, the 3 day joint operation between themselves and The Roads and Maritime Service may have concluded but

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Getting enough sleep but still suffering with Fatigue?

A common problem that I often hear people complain about is being constantly tired despite having slept an entire 8 hours a night and/or napping during the day. In fact this is the number one issue driving people from all

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Company Shut Down because of Fatigued Driver Crash

An accident which happened on an American highway in January is an example of the consequences for driving while fatigued. One truck driver has lost his job and his employer has been shut down for safety violations stemming from the

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Newcastle Bid to Overcome Fatigued Driving

The state government has planned to introduce a trial of a new method to reduce fatigued driving on the Newell Highway near Narrabri. The new initiative will help drivers determine in advance whether there is parking available for them at

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Need for Basic Fatigue Management

It is alleged that one third of all road crashes in Oz are caused by drivers that are so tired that they fell asleep on the wheel. A video on Seven News examines the impact that driver fatigue has on

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Driver Fatigue Breakthrough

Researchers at The University of Sydney have discovered that drinking caffeinated drinks could have a positive effect on commercial drivers, helping them to stay awake during long journeys, thereby improving road safety. Although caffeine’s benefit in fatigue management has been

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State of the Road Fatigue Fact Sheet

The State of the Road fact sheet released by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS) states that fatigue is one of the leading causes of accidents on the nation’s roads. They claim in the fact

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