The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the impact of split sleeper berth breaks on truck driver fatigue, as reported by Transport Topics.

Martin Walker, chief of FMCSA’s research division, told an agency advisory committee that the pilot could begin as early as January 2016 after the agency completes administrative requirements, gains White House clearance and recruits 200 drivers to participate in the pilot.

The so-called flexible sleeper berth pilot would allow drivers to split their eight hours of sleep into two or more blocks, Walker told FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.

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