About fatigue management

Driver fatigue or drowsy driving is an important safety hazard for the road transport industry. Fatigue laws apply to fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles.

Fatigue management exemptions

Operators and drivers can apply for work and rest hours, work diary and record keeping exemptions if they cannot reasonably work under the legislated fatigue management requirements.

Work and rest requirements

Drivers of fatigue-regulated vehicles must comply with certain maximum work and minimum rest limits. There are three work and rest options available under the HVNL.

Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs)

A voluntary alternative to the written work diary An Electronic Work Diary (EWD) is an electronic device or system to monitor and record the work and rest times of a driver. In 2017 EWDs will be introduced as a voluntary