Facing widespread criticism over its examiners'/training organizations' muddled approach to apnea in medical certification, and hamstrung by Congress, FMCSA attempts to settle the record on apnea regs with bulletin....
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.
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