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DOT Announcement- Plans to gather info on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Oct
21,
2015
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On October 1, 2015 the US Department of Transportation published its Monthly Report of Significant Rulemaking. In that report, DOT published an announcement that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were planning to … Continue reading

Twitter and FaceBook Provide Live Coverage of FMCSA Meetings to Truckers

Feb
22,
2012
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“If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”   Well, Not necessarily . . . These days, Todd Dills and Richard Wilson are proving that the use of social media may very well bring … Continue reading

Truck Drivers to Face Stricter DOT Medical Exams

Jun
20,
2011
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Truck driver, Ed Webb learned first-hand how states are increasing their attention to the testing of sleep apnea. After being woken up by an Indiana state trooper when he heard snoring coming from the truck, he found himself being audited … Continue reading

Truck Drivers Life Expectancy Rate – Where’s the Proof?

Apr
16,
2011
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For years, we have heard that truck drivers have a life expectancy rate that is ten to sixteen years shorter than the average person.  The phrase, “studies have shown” is all across the internet and publications alike.  The problem however, … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea Testing Could Be Next Big Wave To Hit Truck Drivers

Dec
29,
2010
2

By: Allen Smith So all the complaining, blogging and voicing of opinions did not stop CSA from happening.  The same is true for the current hours of service change, recently proposed by the FMCSA.  For a time, everyone can share … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea Mandate – Does the Data Really Indicate 28% of Truckers have Sleep Apnea?

May
31,
2010
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by Donna Smith On May 18th we wrote a blog post to explain the data and results conducted by the FMCSA regarding a study on Sleep Apnea; “Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues. In that … Continue reading

Truck Driver Fatigue and the Sleep Apnea Deception

May
20,
2010
10

  Truck driver fatigue is always being taunted as a major problem.  The NTSB, the FMCSA and the American Trucking Association are all behind the implementation of a new bill that will require truck drivers to undergo testing for a … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues

May
18,
2010
11

by Allen Smith Driver Fatigue is no stranger to the trucking industry. The FMCSA has performed studies in the past in order to better understand what causes driver fatigue and how to reduce it by correcting the major contributing sources. … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea Testing Coming Soon for Truck Drivers

May
13,
2010
22

By Allen Smith In a meeting yesterday, May 12th, 2010, the FMCSA began discussions on the concerns of fatigue on truck drivers.  Citing that fatigue is a major problem among truckers, it was also noted that the medical condition, sleep … Continue reading

Will Sleep Apnea Test be New Regulation for Trucking?

Jul
14,
2009
34

By: Allen Smith There may be a new regulation coming for the trucking industry.  If so, this new requirement could effect as many as 3.9 million licensed commercial truck drivers, according to a recent study by the Cambridge Health Alliance. … Continue reading

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