The extent to which heavy goods vehicle driver training is focused on reducing the casual factors of driver stress and fatigue

  • Published: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013
  • Authors: The extent to which heavy goods vehicle driver training is focused on reducing the casual factors of driver stress and fatigue.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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Objectives:

To determine the extent to which vocational training programmes are aligned with academic research in recognising fatigue and stress as key drivers of risk is vocational driving.

Methodology:

Data gathered from various industry and government bodies, and primary data gathered from drivers and managers in the vocational driving industry.

Key Findings:

  • Current HGV driver training programmes are not aligned with academic research on stress and fatigue.

  • Although drivers believe that better training in these areas would help road safety, there is scepticism as to whether the CPC Directive will help road safety in its current form.

Keywords:

Certificate of Professional Competence, CPC, HGV training, fatigue, stress.

Comments:

Not an experimental study, but one of very few studies directly addressing CPC training from the perspective of asking about its theoretical basis (in this case relating to fatigue and stress) and its potential effectiveness.

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