Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a challenge against a 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation rule that altered the driver medical examination process to include sleep apnea screening, according to Overdrive Magazine. In a challenge filed Nov. 11 with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, OOIDA claims the DOT sidestepped the regulatory process for requiring sleep apnea screening by slipping a provision into the final rule but not the proposed rule, the magazine reported. OOIDA seeks to vacate the rule either in part or in whole, according to Overdrive. The rule was made final by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in April 2015, the magazine reported.