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Mobile application based heavy vehicle fatigue compliance in Australian operations


Mirowski, L and Scanlan, J, Mobile application based heavy vehicle fatigue compliance in Australian operations, Proceedings from the 2018 Australasian Database Conference, 23-25 May 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 303-315. ISSN 0302-9743 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92013-9_24


The Australian National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) defines the rules for fatigue management in heavy haulage trucking operations. The rules place restrictions on total work and minimum rest hours, and are aimed at regulating the potential for fatigue risk amongst drivers. This paper presents a performance-based fatigue management system based on driver fatigue data stored in simple mobile databases and deployed via Android smart phones. The system funded by WorkSafe Tasmania and entitled, Logistics Fatigue Manager (LFM), was evaluated with a cohort of heavy haulage drivers in Australian forestry. The correlation between driver fatigue estimates and actual sleep hours (recorded using FitBits) is confirmed, and is also supported through driver interviews. The benefit is that management of fatigue risk could be more tailored to individual drivers opening up efficiency gains across supply chains.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:data entry, mobile databases, data heuristics
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Data management and data science
Research Field:Data management and data science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Ground transport
Objective Field:Road safety
UTAS Author:Mirowski, L (Dr Luke Mirowski)
UTAS Author:Scanlan, J (Dr Joel Scanlan)
ID Code:125670
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2018-04-28
Last Modified:2019-02-25
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