Fatigue management for commercial vehicle driver

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What is the commercial vehicle driver required to do?

A commercial vehicle driver has a duty to comply with the following requirements:

  • to drive in accordance with the commercial vehicle operating standard; and 
  • to hold a current medical certificate that confirms his or her fitness to drive a commercial vehicle.

Employees who drive commercial vehicles also have general duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. 

These general duties include:

  • reporting hazards to their employer; 
  • ensuring they follow their employer’s safety instructions; 
  • reporting for work rested and fit for duty; and 
  • producing accurate records showing their work times, breaks from driving and non- work time.

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