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…Truck drivers challenge fed on sleep

December 16, 2016HME News Staff

GRAIN VALLEY, Miss. - The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition on Dec. 14 challenging language related to sleep apnea in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's final rule on medical examiner certification, according to the Journal of Commerce. The appendix of the rule states: “If the medical examiner detects a respiratory dysfunction, that in any way is likely to interfere with the driver's ability to safely control and drive a commercial motor vehicle,...

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Board offers sleep-screening guidelines for truck drivers

August 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The medical review board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has offered guidelines on when to require testing for obstructive sleep apnea for truck drivers, according to Land Line Magazine. The board recommends mandatory screenings for truck drivers with a body mass index of 40 or above, with admitted fatigue or sleeping during wakeful periods; or for truck drivers who have been involved in a sleep-related motor vehicle accident. It also recommends mandatory screenings...

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National truck company opens sleep apnea clinic

July 31, 2014HME News Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Prime, a nationwide truck carrier, has opened a sleep apnea clinic to test and treat drivers for the disease. “The most important thing is to improve the quality of life for the driver,” said Steve Field, director of safety. “It's something we've been working pretty hard at.” Prime has been testing all student drivers and drivers considered at risk based on weight, body mass index and neck circumference.

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