The union has learned that PG&E has revised its Fatigue Management policy for employees who drive commercial vehicles. The previous 8/80 and 8/16 rules have been eliminated, and have been replaced with the following:
Fatigue Management for Commercial Drivers
- IF your ability to drive or alertness is impaired OR likely to become impaired because of fatigue, illness, or any other reason, THEN you MUST NOT DRIVE or CONTINUE to drive a motor vehicle.
- IF you encounter grave emergency, where the hazard to occupants of the motor vehicle or other users of the highway may be increased by complying with this procedure, THEN you MAY CONTINUE to drive the commercial motor vehicle to the nearest safe place.
ENSURE compliance with this procedure by not driving while your ability to drive or alertness is impaired or likely to become impaired because of fatigue, illness, or any other reason. Employees are obligated to stop driving and inform their supervisors if they are too fatigued to continue driving.
View the full procedure manual here.