First EWDs approved for AFM rulesets: NHVR

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has approved the inclusion of Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) rulesets into the Teletrac Navman and Hubfleet Electronic Work Diary (EWD) systems.

Teletrac Navman has integrated the AFM digital rulesets for oil and gas industry service provider Savanna Energy Services into its EWD, and Hubfleet for civil infrastructure company WDC Equipment & Contracting.

NHVR Chief Executive Officer Sal Petroccitto said that this was the first time AFM rulesets had been approved in EWDs and it demonstrated the flexibility of this modern technology to meet operators’ individual business needs.

“We are committed to working with industry and technology providers to support the uptake of fatigue safety management options,” said Petroccitto.

“Through AFM, we want to help drivers rest when they are tired and drive when they’re fit – and EWDs allow drivers to record exactly what they do,” he said.

An increase in drivers using EWDs has, according to Petroccitto, helped companies and drivers understand the benefits they bring as adoption widens across the heavy vehicle road transport industry.

“We expect the inclusion of these first two AFM rulesets will provide the impetus for other AFM operators to request the customisation of EWDs,” he said.

“The NHVR is also undertaking work to make AFM more accessible by breaking down the barriers to participation and providing greater tools and resources to support industry.”

Nine EWD options are now being sold commercially for use by heavy vehicle drivers in place of National Driver Work Diaries.

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