Fatigue Management : More Trucking Accidents Occur at Start of Week

Fatigue Management TrainingAccording to findings by the trucking industry and the Roads and Traffic Authority, majority of truck accidents occur at the beginning of the week – Mondays and Tuesdays.Over 70 percent of accidents occur on the outward portion of the driver’s journey and often times, within 100 km of the trucker’s departure.

It is alleged that drivers are possibly leaving to go to work on Sunday night or very early on Monday morning. They get away with it and are considered fit for duty because according to their logbooks; everything checks out. However, there is nothing to indicate whether the driver had a busy weekend and is fatigued.

However, the Transport Workers Union attributes the high level of accidents to heavy workload and possible drug use.

Almost 40 percent of accidents in 2009 occurred on a Monday or Tuesday.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/truck-accidents-more-common-at-start-of-week-20110929-1kzcq.html

Latest OHS news

Get onboard: what you probably don’t know about IMDG but ...

If you or your organisation is involved in any capacity with the transportation by sea ...

Read more

Dave Malcolm talks health and food safety at Marley Spoon

Brendan: Welcome to Episode 9 of the Australian Health and Safety Business Podcast. I’m...

Read more

Asbestos awareness is worth it: this story shows why

Just when we thought the nation’s insulation woes were over, Mr Fluffy rears its ugly h...

Read more

Western Australia’s asbestos woes show that asbestos mana...

Just when you thought dealing with the asbestos that Australia already has was hard eno...

Read more

What Participants Say

“In over 20 years of training, this was one of the best courses I’ve ever attended.”

- Queensland Rail

“Great! The instructor made it interesting and enjoyable”

- Leighton Contractors

” We heard that AlertForce delivers one of the best courses around so the boss decided to send me to Australia from New Zealand.”

- Participant Public Course

“I liked the trainer’s positive outlook and uplifting approach towards completing the long day.”

- Visionstream

“Very competent training course. Trainer was very knowledgeable on subject.”

- Servicestream

“AlertForce provided an excellent trainer,  knowledgeable on the topic and allowed for active questioning.”


“Informative and concise training delivered at the right pace.”

- AFMA.gov.au

“The Trainer was very engaging”

- Fair Work Commission

“Interesting, informative, relevant.”

- Airservices Australia

Payments & Security

Awards & Accreditations

Make an Enquiry: