As new medical certification processes come into play, more drivers are being asked to get sleep apnea testing. Some are asking questions, getting varied answers – and being taken off the road prematurely.
One recommendation would require all drivers with a body mass index measurement of 35 or higher to be tested for sleep apnea.
Coming regulations would force reckoning with a condition common to truckers. And that’s not all that could make passing the medical exam even harder.
You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of ...
If rumored body-mass-index caps ever become a reality for interstate truckers (however doubtful that is), 420-lb. Kelly Gneiting (pictured, as featured in a Feb. 2009 edition of ESPN magazine) may well be there to prove the regulatory faults. ...
Trucking industry leaders and sleep medicine professionals gathered to find solutions to deal with sleep apnea in trucking.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
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