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Electronic Work Diaries not the solution to driver fatigue

12 February 2018

The ATA does not support the rollout of voluntary Electronic Work Diaries, as proposed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

The current NHVR draft policy and standards offer insufficient tolerances and no flexibility, leaving drivers exposed to inconsequential technical breaches that will have no impact on safety.

The ATA believes the primary aim of EWDs must be to increase industry safety through better fatigue management by aiding drivers in achieving compliance – not to increase enforcement opportunities.

The ATA is working to find better fatigue management solutions by disrupting current thinking.