With no official regulation or guidance on testing for the sleep apnea condition in the rulebooks, practices vary around the nation -- some say apnea testing is on the rise. Tell us your recent med ...
"Sometimes, sleeping on the road is hard."
Groups representing segments of the trucking industry have been quick to praise passage of an amendment to the Transportation Department funding bill that would suspend the 2013-imposed restart provisions in hours-of-service regulations for one year.
“Somehow, I don't think we'll need the dog for infamy -- your solo act is fine for that.”
Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.
For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.
"As I limp around America, I do so with the firm knowledge that I'm funnier than 'Hot Tub Time Machine.'"
For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.
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