SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that SmartDrive Vice President of Analytics Slaven Sljivar will participate in a panel discussion on preventing driver fatigue at the 10th Annual International Managing Fatigue Conference. This conference will take place March 20-23, 2017 in San Diego. Sljivar will join National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Michael Fox and SleepSafe Drivers Senior Vice President Steven Garrish and Chief Science Officer Dr. Alan Lankford to share insights on sleep dysfunction and fatigue management in commercial drivers.
Battling exhaustion while behind the wheel is paramount for commercial drivers and fleets. By staying informed on safe driving practices to avoid fatigue, fleet operators can improve safety, reduce risk and enhance driver wellness and quality of life. Session panelists will offer unique insight from a variety of industry perspectives, designed to help attendees recognize and mitigate the risks associated with fatigued driving, including how to leverage technology systems to combat driver fatigue.
Sljivar's comments will focus on how fleet technology is changing driver behavior and performance, as well as how systems such as SmartDrive's video analytics program are helping proactively address fatigue and other unsafe driving practices.
Session Title: Fatigue Management and Sleep Dysfunction—Planning for Success
- Slaven Sljivar, vice president of analytics, SmartDrive Systems
- Steven Garrish, senior vice president, business development and new ventures, SleepSafe Drivers
- Alan Lankford, Ph.D., chief science officer, SleepSafe Drivers
- Michael Fox, chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA, 92101
The International Conference on Managing Fatigue is an established and respected forum for research updates and discussions within the fatigue management community. First organized in 1993, this event focuses on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector and has received support from government, industry and academia. Additional participants and co-sponsors include Flagger Force, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Institutes for Behavior Resources and the National Sleep Foundation.
For more information about the panel and to register for the conference, visit www.fatigueconference2017.com.
About SleepSafe Drivers
Founded in 2007, SleepSafe Drivers provides fleets and high-risk occupations in risk sensitive positions or with challenging work schedules with a complete turn-key and cost effective Fatigue Management Program (FMP) for the Transportation Industry, including testing and treatment for Sleep Apnea and all other sleep disorders. Beyond transportation, SleepSafe Drivers supports employees in multiple risk-sensitive job categories, including with challenging work schedules.
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 180 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, and employs over 500 people worldwide.
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