THE ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY: A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

This chapter describes a number of road freight systems operating in Western Australia and the likelihood of drivers suffering fatigue. General freight transport by company drivers involves scheduled services of road trains made up of 2 or 3 trailers. The work is shared by 2 drivers (2-up driving) who cover distances of up to 1750km. The drivers pace themselves and are able to avoid the effects of fatigue. Specialised freight transport is more unpredictable and can require up to 10 hours driving in a day. Livestock transport can require driving a distance of 2400km from Kimberley south to Perth. The stopping requirements for livestock mean that drivers can also rest and fatigue is not a problem. Facilities however are better for those transporting cattle than sheep. For the covering abstract see IRRD 876074.

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    Taylor & Francis

    4 Park Square, Milton Park
    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • JONES, O
    • EDWARDS, K
    • WELLER, G
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-23
  • Monograph Title: FATIGUE AND DRIVING. DRIVER IMPAIRMENT, DRIVER FATIGUE AND DRIVING SIMULATION

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0748402624
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM