Free Report Illustrates Pioneering Approach to Improving Safety and Reducing Costs in Transportation Industry
LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver fatigue is a leading safety hazard in the transportation industry, one that has been attributed to some $12 billion in yearly costs, and thousands of deaths. And while Hours of Service regulations and other approaches have been implemented to reduce fatigue-related accidents, these methods have historically fallen short. A pioneering new approach developed by CIRCADIAN, the leading experts in reducing costs, risks, and liabilities in extended hours operations, uses proprietary Circadian Alertness Simulator (CAS) software to predict patterns of driver fatigue and alertness. Such predictive capabilities allow for a risk-informed, performance based approach to managing driver fatigue, by empowering managers to identify individual work-rest patterns with the highest fatigue risk, and hold managers personally accountable for fatigue risk. "Managing Driver Fatigue, a Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Approach," is a free white paper now available for download at http://www.circadian.com. In it, managers and dispatchers will find detailed information and real-world examples on the benefits of a risk-informed, performance-based approach, including how it can do the following: * Reduce dangerous driver high fatigue risk by nearly 25% * Decrease accident rates by 60% * Reduce gross written premiums by up to 120% "What we're seeing, for the first time, is a unique opportunity to intervene at the root cause of costly, deadly accidents, rather than addressing them on a per-incident basis," said Brian E. O'Neill, CIRCADIAN's marketing and communications coordinator, and co-author of the white paper. "Managers and dispatchers now have the ability to make safety-conscious decisions, while having sufficient flexibility to balance specific operational needs and to stay competitive." About CIRCADIAN: CIRCADIAN is the leading international research and consulting firm assisting companies with extended hours operations to improve profits by increasing productivity and reducing the increased costs, risks, and liabilities of human factors. CIRCADIAN's mission is to empower its clients to effectively use extended operations to compete in the global 24/7 economy. Extended hours operations encompass all work environments with irregular schedules, night and evening shifts, or extended hours, typically outside the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Since its incorporation by Dr. Martin Moore-Ede in 1983, more than half the Fortune 1000 has benefited by working with CIRCADIAN. For more information, visit http://www.circadian.com. Contact: Brian O'Neill 781.676.6950 firstname.lastname@example.org
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