- Will Sleep Apnea Screening Become Mandatory for Truckers?
Sleep disorders in commercial truck drivers has been an issue of interest by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for many years, and it's becoming increasingly apparent that FMCSA will make some move to require truck drivers to be screened for sleep apnea in the not too distant future.
- A Gift To Sleepy Truck Drivers From Aviisha For Sleep Better Month
Van Nuys, California (May 2, 2012) – Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, an industry leader in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will be taking $100 off the cost of its home sleep test for commercial drivers throughout May in honor of Better Sleep Month.
- Poor Trucking Rest Services Spurs Private Sector
The quality and availability of trucker services and amenities has long been neglected by government. With all the hoopla over Hours Of Service (HOS) and proposals to further tighten the length of time a driver can spend on the road and mandatory rest periods, little thought has been given to the quality of rest time as opposed to the quantity. Drivers understand only too well that finding a good place to rest and clean up is important, not only for the ability to get quality rest but also to be able to recharge the batteries so they are more alert and able to continue with their driving duties.
- FMCSA 34 Hours Restart Study Called Into Question
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is using a two part study from Washington State University as the basis for revisions to the Hours of Service (HOS) rules. The study is behind the 34 hour restart proposals which also recommends two full nights of rest time. The findings are now being strongly questioned by the trucking industry, particularly in respect of night drivers.
- FMCSA and Sleep Apnea
We're staying with the sleep issue for two days on the run here - yesterday we dealt with the FMCSA's proposed HOS rule changes and the listening session coming up on February 17th in Arlington, Virginia. Today, we'll deal with a lesser known, but troubling issue of the FMCSA's sleep apnea study.