obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep apnea ‘pre-rule’ officially published, comment period for owner-operators opens

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on the rule about the costs and benefits of requiring drivers with obstructive sleep apnea to undergo evaluation and treatment by a doctor.

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FMCSA announces sleep apnea ‘pre-rule,’ wants feedback from carriers, drivers on apnea prevalance

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calls the request for feedback the “first step” in a potential sleep apnea rule for the trucking industry. Here are the topics the agency wants input on from trucking industry stakeholders.

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FMCSA bulletin on sleep apnea reiterates regs, ‘encourages’ examiners on treatment, screening

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....

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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA group eyes sleep apnea regs

One recommendation would require all drivers with a body mass index measurement of 35 or higher to be tested for sleep apnea.

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The Apnea Hurdle

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.

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FMCSA meeting to address sleep apnea

Feb. 6 meeting will finalize recommendations of the joint subcommittee on obstructive sleep apnea.

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Focus on health coming

Recommendations that could help frame a final rule regulating obstructive sleep apnea are in the works.

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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.

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Sleep apnea meeting set

Joint subcommittee meeting focusing on sleep apnea will be open to the public on Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 4-5.

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