Fatigue Prevention for CMV Drivers – [Video Training Kit]


If you have Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers on your staff, then you know making sure that they are not fatigued while driving is critical.  That’s where this Fatigue Prevention for CMV Drivers training comes in.  Keeping your CMV drivers from getting involved in accidents benefits you, the driver, and other vehicles on the road.

This Fatigue Prevention for Commercial Drivers Training Covers:

  • Educating commercial drivers on the effects of lack of sleep, including fatigue, impairment of driving ability, and an increase in the likelihood of accidents
  • How is fatigue defined, and what signals can commercial drivers recognize that they are tired? (Frequent blinking or yawning, missing an exit or offramp while driving, hitting the rumble strips on the roadway, drifting into other lanes, and more)
  • Is fatigue always related to a lack of sleep? (Yes, and no…  Fatigue can be caused by erratic sleep, inadequate sleep quality, and irregular work schedules – all things that commercial drivers experience)
  • What should a driver do when they realize they are tired?
  • What are some examples of the effects of fatigue on a truck driver?  (Wandering mind which makes you easily distracted, your judgment and driving ability will be impaired, your driving reaction times are slower, and more)

Other Topics Covered in this CMV Fatigue Prevention Training:

  • How can a truck driver fight fatigue and improve their alertness? (Splash some cold water on the face, do some light exercise or body movements, get out of the truck and stretch, and more)
  • What are the two types of fatigue that a CMV driver might encounter? (1) Short-term fatigue caused by one night of poor sleep, and 2) Chronic fatigue, which is defined as sleep deprivation occurring over days or weeks)
  • What are some common sleep disorders? (Sleepwalking, narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, etc.)
  • How do the FMCSA Hours of Service regulations help a commercial driver stay safe while driving? (The Hours of Service requirements specify the number of hours a driver can be “on-duty” and the number and length of rest periods that must be taken)
  • What are the Hours of Service “driving window” and definitions for on-duty and off-duty?
  • What is the North American Fatigue Management Program or NAFMP, why was it created, and how can it help commercial drivers prevent and manage fatigue? 

How Can CMV Drivers Prevent and Manage Fatigue?:

  • What tips or tricks can CMV drivers use to combat fatigue? (Try to stick to a regular bedtime, use blackout shades on windows, set a cooler temperature in the room, and more.)
  • What are some tips for commercial drivers to help when sleeping in a sleeper berth? (Use an eye mask to block out light, wear ear plugs to reduce road noise, and more.)
  • What is involved in setting a “sleep routine?”
  • What effect might a nap have on a commercial driver? (naps longer than 30 minutes might increase your fatigue rather than reduce it, and a long nap will likely disrupt your normal or main sleep period.)
  • What are the effects of drinking caffeine on a sleepy driver?
  • Can good nutrition habits help a commercial driver who is fighting fatigue? (Yes, skip fast food and reach for fruit, nuts, vegetables, and lower-fat items)
  • How should commercial truck drivers set their at-home sleep habits? (Sleep consistently for 7 to 9 hours while at home; don’t skip or alter your sleep pattern, and keep your bedroom dark and comfortable.)
  • and much more…

If you want to help your Commercial Drivers fight fatigue, then this training kit can help. It will teach your truck drivers how to fight fatigue at work and home.  Ultimately, this benefits the driver by making their work day more manageable and the employer by reducing the incidence of accidents or injury.  Get your drivers the Fatigue Training they need by offering them this Fatigue Prevention Training for Commercial Vehicle Drivers.

Commercial Driver Fatigue Prevention Training Delivery Methods:

This 33-minute training is available on either a UBS Stick or on a DVD. We also offer this program in an online format, either as a standalone course or as part of a larger online safety training library.

This Complete Driver Fatigue Safety Training Program Includes These Items:

  • Full-length Commercial Driver Fatigue Prevention safety training video
  • Employee quiz and answer sheet
  • A “Presenter’s Guide” if you are going to do this training in person
  • A printable training sign-in sheet to keep track of your training program
  • A printable Certificate of Completion. You can print as many copies of the Certificate as you need

Full-Length Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Fatigue Prevention Video Preview:

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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