sleep apnea

Truckers to FMCSA: Make sure medical examiners are on same page relative to sleep apnea

“FMCSA should get out of the medical field and leave it to the doctors,” Curl said. “Doctors should be the only ones deciding if drivers are fit to be on the road.”

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Lost time, money focal point for drivers during second FMCSA sleep apnea listening session

Costs, both time and money, were big topics of conversation during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ “fact-finding” listening session on sleep apnea/operator safety Tuesday, May 17.

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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POLL: Ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

With two years gone now since drivers were required to utilize a medical examiner of the national registry for med certification, this poll looks at the extent to which apnea testing has grown more common -- or not. Have you ever been tested or treated?

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Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Following release of FMCSA apnea "pre-rule" requesting information, and release of study on apnea and crash risk, conversation among advocates heats up over study's validity, more.

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Getting to FMCSA’s sleep apnea listening sessions May 12, 17 and 25

The sessions, in downtown Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; and Los Angeles are not in locales that are particularly truck-friendly. Here find tips on attending and an information source for parking and transport to the sessions.

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FMCSA holding listening sessions on truck driver sleep apnea prevalence, industry impact

The listening sessions are part of a continued effort by FMCSA to gather input on a potential sleep apnea rule. The agency wants feedback on the prevalance of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers and its potential consequences on the industry, along with what a sleep apnea rule may cost the industry to implement and comply with.

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Podcast: Trucker Bob Stanton’s proposals for the Beyond Compliance effort

Trucker Bob Stanton brought three distinct proposals to FMCSA's Beyond Compliance listening session in Chicago attendant to the CVSA Workshop event. Hear his proposals here.

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ATRI launches online sleep apnea survey for drivers

The survey will ask drivers about their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea. It also solicits information on sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, as well as the perceived effectiveness of the treatments.

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Study shows higher crash rate for truckers with untreated sleep apnea

As U.S. officials sharpen focus on truckers with obstructive sleep apnea, new research indicates the rate of preventable crashes for truckers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea was five times higher than those without the condition.

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