health

Debatable accuracy of hard-fast sleep-apnea screening protocol

Overdrive research suggests that false-positive and -negative screening for apnea has been the case for more than a third of readers who’ve experienced the screening.

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Apnea’s wakeup call: Survey results show growing testing incidence, potential impacts of new protocol

A new Overdrive analysis suggests at least one in four owner-operators would be screened for sleep apnea testing under proposed guidelines.

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Court rules overweight truckers can be ordered for sleep apnea screening by carrier

A federal court has ruled that Crete Carrier Corp. is within its legal boundaries to require truckers at the company to be tested for sleep apnea if their body mass index is greater than 35.

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Truckin’ Runners Virtual 5K Oct. 24-30 to benefit St. Christopher fund

The event, providing a "virtual" twist on the traditional 5K (3.1-mile) road race, is in its third year from the increasingly active Truckin' Runners Facebook group for mutual support/encouragement in member efforts to keep active on the road.

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POLL: What’s been your experience with apnea screening, testing and treatment?

This poll probes incidence of false-positives and/or -negatives among those who've been screened for sleep apnea testing during DOT physicals. Which of these scenarios best describes your experience?

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Recommendations would force at-risk truckers into sleep apnea screening/treatment

FMCSA's Medical Review Board’s preliminary recommendations, not yet final, would encourage requiring a trucker to be screened for sleep apnea if he or she: (1) has a body mass index of 40 or greater, or (2) has a body mass index of 33 or greater and meets other criteria.

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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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POLL: How are prolonged hours at the wheel affecting your health?

Work that requires prolonged periods of sitting down -- besides being one thing truckers and Overdrive editors have in common -- has been in the news lately as a significant health negative. How do you feel it's affected you? Tell us in this poll.

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Sleep apnea rulemaking comments due Friday

Drivers have through Friday, July 8, to make comments on the effects a potential sleep apnea rulemaking could have on them and on the industry.

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Driver saved by inspection crew after heart attack

A truck driver was resuscitated by inspectors after an apparent heart attack in the parking lot of a Maryland inspection site.

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