17 January 2023
The NHVR has approved the inclusion of Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) rulesets into the Teletrac Navman and Hubfleet Electronic Work Diary (EWD) systems.
Teletrac Navman has integrated the AFM digital rulesets for oil and gas industry service provider Savanna Energy Services into its EWD, and Hubfleet for civil infrastructure company WDC Equipment & Contracting.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said that this was the first time AFM rulesets had been approved in EWDs and it demonstrated the flexibility of this modern technology to meet operators’ individual business needs.
“We are committed to working with industry and technology providers to support the uptake of fatigue safety management options,” Sal said.
“Through AFM, we want to help drivers rest when they are tired and drive when they’re fit – and EWDs allow drivers to record exactly what they do.
“There has been an increase in drivers using EWDs, with the benefits EWDs offer companies and drivers becoming increasingly understood and welcomed by many in the heavy vehicle road transport industry.
“We expect the inclusion of these first two AFM rulesets will provide the impetus for other AFM operators to request the customisation of EWDs.
“The NHVR is also undertaking work to make AFM more accessible by breaking down the barriers to participation and providing greater tools and resources to support industry.”
For more information about these EWDs, visit the EWD register at http://www.nhvr.gov.au/ewd
(Information supplied by NHVR – On the Road Issue 155)