Fatigue has physical, mental, and emotional attributes. Heavy vehicle drivers are at high risk of developing chronic fatigue due to hectic work schedules and sleep loss associated with long-haul driving. In 2020, 8% of all truck large loss crashes in Australia were caused by fatigue. When we are fatigued, our brains start looking for thoughts or activities to keep us awake — distractions. In-vehicle distraction has been shown to represent a specific risk for professional drivers, contributing to an estimated 10-30% of collisions.
The talk features interviews with drivers from Holcim and Bingo. Each give their own tips and stories about their experiences, but ultimately they share the same message: the importance building resilience as a professional driver.
A fact sheet, poster, facilitator guide, overview and PowerPoint are also included. The fact sheets are available in three different versions, depending on the audience. One is targeted towards drivers, one towards companies and the other includes all the information.
The Toolbox Talk is designed to be flexible so your organisation can present or distribute it as you see fit.
The package was peer reviewed by industry experts to ensure it is relevant, accurate and delivered in a way that will engage drivers. This information is sourced from a combination of industry bodies and scholarly texts.
The HVTBT project is delivered thanks to key funding provided through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the federal government.
NRSPP thanks its industry working group, which consists of BINGO Industries, ComfortDelGro Australia, Heavy Vehicle Association of Australia, Holcim, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Qube, Swinburne University, Toll Global Express, Toll Group, Viva Energy and Zurich Insurance.
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