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October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck drivers with a "guidance" rather than a rulemaking, the American Trucking Associations has a new policy positio

Tags: Health Issues, Sleep Apnea, ATA, Health, sleep disorders

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TCA Encourages Smokers to Ditch Cigarettes

As part of this year's National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association has designated Sept. 20 as "Ditch the Pack" day

Tags: Health Issues

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Study: Commercial Drivers Could Understate Sleep Apnea Symptoms

People who drive commercial vehicles could be incorrectly reporting their symptoms of sleep apnea due to fears of losing their jobs, according to a study presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna, Austria

Tags: Health Issues

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FMCSA Answers Questions About Driver Life Expectancy Statistics

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The Department of Transportation has produced a piece of research that to a limited extent supports its claim that truck driving contributes to a shorter life expectancy than other occupations

Tags: Health Issues

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Study Finds Few Effects from Diesel Exhaust from EPA-07 Engines

The first results of what is said to be the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the health effects of exposure to new technology diesel engines has found no evidence of gene-damaging effects in the animals studied, and only a few mild effects on the lungs

Tags: Health Issues

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Rule Will Create Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Truck safety regulators are about to post a new, long-awaited rule aimed at shoring up driver medical standards

Tags: Health Issues

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

World Health Organization Says Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer

Tags: Health Issues

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Silent Killer

By Bette Garber, Contributing Editor

Two fleet drivers shared their experiences with obstructive sleep apnea testing and treatment programs sponsored by their carriers.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Health Issues, Truckstops

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Health On The Highway

By Bette Garber

Trucker health is in a sorry state.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Health Issues, Health, sleep disorders

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