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Sleep apnea guidelines quiz: Find out if you would be referred for apnea testing

If you didn't take this quiz/survey prior to Overdrive's recent reporting on results relative to the Medical Review Board's draft sleep apnea screening protocol, answer the questions to find out whether or not you would be screened for testing if the protocol was in place.

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Trucking, professional wrestling, and music

Trucking, professional wrestling, and music

David Nelson has a love for all three. The past pro wrestler as Dave "Thunder" Nelson and small fleet owner-operator has now launched festival that combines wrestling and music in the West Virginia Weekend in the Countryshow set for summer 2017.

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Sleep apnea: Problems with one-year medical certification

The Medical Review Board’s preliminary apnea recommendations would enshrine a practice that’s increasingly common with truckers being treated successfully for sleep apnea: a one-year medical certification.

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‘Black Out’ veterans-tribute Freightliner owner Chuck Timbrook bounces back from heart surgery

W.Va. owner-operator Timbrook's off his regular run for the next six-seven months, but it won't keep him from making good on the Christmas-season parade schedule he'd planned with his increasingly popular working truck.

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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

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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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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

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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Truckers asked to participate in ATRI survey on medical examiners

Truckers asked to participate in ATRI survey on medical examiners

ATRI asks drivers in the survey about information regarding average length of haul, time with a CDL, any chronic conditions diagnosed by a physician or clinic, where the driver obtained his or her medical certificate and more about the medical exam process.

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Weaver of tales, some of them true

Weaver of tales, some of them true

Anybody familiar with an ol' boy running out of Arkansas, name of Bill Weaver? He's usually got a guitar with him, and last I saw him, he was hauling Ranger boats with a Freightliner cabover, in and out of Flippin, Arkansas.

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