What is an Electronic Work Diary?

Fatigue is an important consideration in any Australian transport operation. How can it be managed effectively?


Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs) and Technology are the future of transport operations. EWDs is a term often heard of in the Transport and Logistics Industry. But what exactly are they?

Electronic Work Diary, EWD

An Electronic Work Diary, EWD for short, is a technology based solution designed to augment the existing paper work diary. Their benefits are real and measurable for both the driver and the back-office.

Paper work Diary, work diary, fatigue, EWD

The paper work diary is legally required to be kept and utilised by the driver. EWDs are currently being considered within legislation to replace the manual paper work diary.

What is an EWD

The Fatigue Management laws in Australia are more complex than ever. EWDs provide instant feedback on the current fatigue status of drivers, with historic views, reporting and alerting, EWDs can allow operators to benefit from their advanced features now.

This changes the focus from regulating hours to managing fatigue.


Did you know?

Around 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue.

Source: TAC – Road Safety Statistic, Summary, Fatigue Statistics, www.tac.vic.gov.au


Learn more about how an Electronic Work Diaries
works within an operation.