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Driver group seeks to halt sleep screening rule


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 brief: Bill gains momentum, deadline for sleep rule extended


WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1 has gained 18 additional co-sponsors in the wake of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, May 25-26.

FMCSA extends comment deadline on sleep rule


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.

DOT considers sleep testing


WASHINGTON – The federal government is seeking public input on whether it should require sleep tests for commercial drivers and railroad workers. 

Obama signs sleep apnea bill


WASHINGTON – Federal standards regarding sleep disorders—sleep apnea in particular—among commercial drivers must be developed through a rulemaking process, according to legislation President Obama signed into law on Oct. 15.