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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.
October 19, 2016
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.
October 18, 2016
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?
September 21, 2016
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.
August 8, 2016
Sleep apnea research: Truck operators must spend average of $1,200 for testing when apnea suspected
In wake of three federal listening sessions, ATRI’s driver survey on apnea drops data on high costs. New data from readers also show the incidence of screening, testing and treatment has continued to rise in recent years.
May 26, 2016
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.
May 4, 2016
New medical exam forms required beginning April 20
Medical examiners performing physical exams on truck drivers will be required to use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form beginning April 20.
April 14, 2016
Podcast: Big data at ‘tipping point’ for new safety applications
Fatigue management and monitoring techs will become, over the next 30 years, ubiquitous in fleet trucks — even, says safety expert Don Osterberg, in owner-operated units.
April 7, 2016
Amid ‘fatigued driver’ out-of-service discussions, panel releases report on research into fatigue measurement
The 392.3 “ill/fatigued operator” regulation has come under fire from truckers and inspectors in recent years due to lack of objective standards for its enforcement. A new report from the National Academies in some ways underscores the criticism while charting a course for FMCSA on fatigue research.
March 10, 2016
Another medical certification cautionary tale: Eric Toms’ cancelled CDL privileges
Eric Toms’ medical certification lapsed by just one week early in 2015 — late in the year, when he went to renew his CDL, he found it had been cancelled, without word one from the DMV.
January 1, 2016
Medical certification: A cautionary tale
The screws are tightening on truckers’ medical certification. Prepare for re-certs: “Have documentation from attending physicians on any diagnosis that may raise a red flag during a DOT physical.”
December 6, 2015
Sleep apnea twilight zone in California: The strange trials of Greg Price
Price’s story illustrates that when faced with a bureaucratic mistake, followed quite clearly by bureaucratic insolence, persistence for what is right and correct and true can ultimately win the day.
July 23, 2015
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