Advisory committee to host meeting on fatigue management

August 19, 2010

An upcoming three-day meeting before a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee will focus on fatigue management among commercial motor vehicle operators.

According to a notice (.pdf file) published in the Aug. 17 Federal Register, FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will meet Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town hotel in Alexandria, VA. FMCSA plans to task the committee with providing information, concepts and ideas on developing a safe and efficient fatigue management system for CMV operators in the United States.

Fatigue management experts and government officials from Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States are scheduled to give presentations. A report of the findings and recommendations from the meeting will be presented to FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro at the committee's December meeting.