During winter events, equipment operators work long, stressful hours, and fatigue can be a major problem resulting in higher accident rates, lower productivity and increased health issues. Reducing equipment operator fatigue during winter operations could increase safety, reduce employee absences and improve operator efficiency.
Related Manuals and Documents
View commercial driver manuals and/or winter maintenance guides from state departments of transportation.
- Clear Roads Quick Reference Guide: Environmental Factors Causing Fatigue in Snowplow Operators
- New Mexico
Other Research and Resources
- Effect of Guide-Light Delineation System on Driver Mental Workload and Driving Performance
- Monitoring Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue
- Pilot Testing a Naturalistic Driving Study to Investigate Winter Maintenance Operator Fatigue during Winter Emergencies
- Snowplow Simulator Training Evaluation
- Snowplow Operator Driving Time: Survey of State and Local Practices
- Snowplow Simulation Training Study
- 2017 International Conference on Managing Fatigue: This biennial conference primarily focuses on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector and has involved support from government, industry, and academia. Abstracts and presentations available.
- Snow Plow Safety Poster/Flyer: Produced by the Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa LTAP and Iowa State University.
Iowa DOT Snow Plowing Techniques (Segment on Fatigue begins at 10:00 minutes into the video) – Winter Operations Training Series 7 of 15