Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.
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.
Feb. 6 meeting will finalize recommendations of the joint subcommittee on obstructive sleep apnea.
Recommendations that could help frame a final rule regulating obstructive sleep apnea are in the works.
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.
Joint subcommittee meeting focusing on sleep apnea will be open to the public on Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 4-5.
Medical examiners would refer for evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea any interstate commercial driver with a BMI measurement of 35 or above.
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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