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Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule

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11/16/2016

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.

FMCSA extends comment deadline on sleep rule

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06/09/2016

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have extended the public comment period on the potential impact of requiring sleep-apnea tests for commercial drivers and rail workers.

Untreated sleep apnea increases crash risk

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03/30/2016

MORRIS, Minn. – Commercial truck drivers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea crash five times more often than those without sleep apnea, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.

Law applies brakes to sleep apnea guidelines

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11/22/2013

With the long-awaited guidelines for testing and treating commercial drivers pushed back indefinitely, CPAP providers say it’s the drivers who will suffer most.

Trucking industry rolls right over driver safety

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Last week, I wrote about a new bill that sought a formal process for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to draft regulation governing the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in comm

Bill seeks formal process for sleep reg

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09/12/2013

WASHINGTON – A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives today that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to draft a formal regulation governing the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in commercial drivers.

Sleeping giant

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04/26/2013

Provider Dana Voien says upcoming guidelines from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will have a positive effect on CPAP providers and truck drivers alike.

New guideline will pave way for treating truckers

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04/26/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Although the trucking industry was still awaiting guidelines for testing and treating sleep apnea at press time, CPAP providers who have begun delving into this market say they are ready.

Dear Prudence for Smart Talk?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I am obsessed with a Slate advice column called "Dear Prudence." In fact, after I first stumbled upon it, I engaged in a few marathon sessions reading through the archives (not at the office, Liz).