sleep disorders

Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

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Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.

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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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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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