obstructive sleep apnea

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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LogBook

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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LogBook

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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Proposal to tie sleep apnea testing with body mass index

Medical examiners would refer for evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea any interstate commercial driver with a BMI measurement of 35 or above.

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Sleep apnea meeting for transportation set

2011 Sleep Apnea & Multi-Modal Transportation Conference will be Nov. 8-9 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center.

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