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Fatigue and Its Effects for CMV Drivers (CS429)

Training Objectives
➨ Understand the basics of fatigue.
➨ Consider the risks involved with driving a CMV while fatigued.
➨ Identify the types of fatigue and sleep disorders.
➨ Dive into the FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) regulation.

Course Overview
Our course on "Fatigue and Its Effects for CMV Drivers" discusses the factors that contribute to fatigue, the dangers of driving while you're fatigued… and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration “Hour of Service” regulations that address these issues.

Problem-solving, quick decision-making and good judgment are all skills that CMV drivers need to drive safely. But if you're not getting a healthy amount of sleep, it can seriously impair these abilities. In fact, being awake for 24 hours straight can affect your driving as much as if you were legally drunk. And if you don't get enough sleep over an extended period of time, you can become "fatigued"… which can increase the chances of having an accident when you're behind the wheel even more.

Topics covered in this course include:
➨ The basics of fatigue
➨ Types of fatigue and sleep disorders
➨ The FMCSA Hours of Service regulation
➨ …and more.

Run Time: 27 minutes Completion Time: 14 days

  • Fatigue and Its Effects for CMV Drivers
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever