C R England tackles driver fatigue issue

April 15, 2011
C R England Inc and SleepPointe have joined together to sponsor a Fatigue Awareness Month campaign intended to train semitruck drivers on fatigue awareness and proper fatigue management through a variety of activities.

C R England Inc, a Salt Lake City UT-based global transportation provider, and SleepPointe, a sleep apnea compliance systems provider, have joined together to sponsor a Fatigue Awareness Month campaign intended to train semitruck drivers on fatigue awareness and proper fatigue management through a variety of activities.

The Fatigue Awareness month campaign will include a number of activities during April designed to educate and train C R England drivers, independent contractors, and employees through training, seminars, safety videos, raffles, and other events.

“Fatigue awareness is a key issue for our drivers, especially in the month of April as the days grow longer,” said Thom Pronk, corporate vice-president–recruiting, training, and safety. “Driver and public safety are top priorities, and we hope to create better fatigue awareness and management with this month’s activities.”

C R England and SleepPointe will host events at C R England facilities nationwide that focus on three themes:

•Recognizing signs of fatigue

•Science of fatigue

•Managing fatigue

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics conservatively show that 100,000 drowsy-driving crashes are reported to police each year, killing more than 1,500 Americans and injuring another 71,000. Driver fatigue is a physiological and psychological condition that can greatly affect driving judgment and abilities and impacts alertness and response time. As days grow longer and road conditions improve, the potential for fatigue-related accidents increases exponentially.

Founded in 1920, C R England offers national, Mexico, and regional truckload services as well as dedicated and intermodal services. The company also provides leasing, brokerage, LTL/parcel, supply chain engineering, special project engineering, warehousing, and global sourcing.

Visit www.crengland.com or www.sleeppointe.com for more information.

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