Years from now it might turn out that EOBRs and apnea screening are two intrusions that never lived up to the bluster.
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.
Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.
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 ...
Medical examiners would refer for evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea any interstate commercial driver with a BMI measurement of 35 or above.
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.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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