October 15, 2013 - Industry News
President Obama yesterday signed a bill saying that any changes in federal requirements for handling truck driver sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, must come through the rulemaking process, rather than guidance to medical examiners.
Tags: Congress, Sleep Apnea, Rulemaking
October 6, 2013 - Industry News
Despite the feud between Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration that has resulted in a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate came together late Friday to give approval to legislation regarding sleep apnea and truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Sleep Apnea
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
By a vote of 405-0, the U.S. House passed a bill Thursday requiring any Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration action on sleep apnea to go through the usual rulemaking process rather than simply issuing guidance.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, Sleep Apnea, Safety & Compliance
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Who says government is slow and unresponsive? A week ago two Representatives introduced a bill that that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, rather than issue a guidance. Now there has been some movement.
Tags: ATA, Congress, Sleep Apnea, OOIDA, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders rather than issue a guidance.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress, Sleep Apnea, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Drivers, TMC, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health
December 18, 2012 - Industry News
Sleepsafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for the transportation industry, has added SleepWorks to its Sleep Provider Network, effective immediately
Tags: Safety, Sleep Apnea, Health
November 7, 2012 - Industry News
A study has confirmed what many in trucking already believed -- that there's a direct connection between a truck driver's crash risk and his or her body mass index. Obese truckers, during their first two years on the road, are 43% to 55% more likely to be involved in a crash when compared against those truckers with a normal BMI
Tags: Safety, Sleep Apnea, obesity, BMI
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