October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
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
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
July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
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
Truck safety regulators are about to post a new, long-awaited rule aimed at shoring up driver medical standards
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
July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
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
By Bette Garber
Trucker health is in a sorry state.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Health Issues, Health, sleep disorders
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