sleep apnea

  1. Maria

    Senators push back against FMCSA's withdrawal of sleep apnea proposal

    Four Democratic Senators are urging the Department of Transportation to rethink its decision to not move forward with a rulemaking regarding the screening of obstructive sleep apnea for truck drivers and train operators. Sens. Cory Booker, N.J.; Chuck Schumer, N.Y.; Bob Menendez, N.J.; and...
  2. Emily

    Sleep apnea rulemaking withdrawn; speed limiters moved to back-burner

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has opted not to move forward with a rule regarding obstructive sleep apnea and has taken speed limiters off its near-term agenda. In an update to its regulatory calendar, the DOT withdrew its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep...
  3. Maria

    Court sides with Crete in sleep study lawsuit

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer An appeals court ruled that Crete Carrier had the legal right to suspend a driver after he refused to undergo testing to see if he suffered from obstructive sleep apnea. The unanimous decision was submitted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th...
  4. Maria

    NTSB unable to determine sleep apnea as cause of crashes

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer Mary Pat McKay of the National Transportation Safety Board outlined nine crashes that were said to be related to obstructive sleep apnea during the Medical Review Board’s meeting to discuss a possible rulemaking on Monday, Aug. 22, in Washington, D.C...
  5. Emily

    Medical Review Board to deliver sleep apnea recommendations

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board will soon make its recommendations regarding a potential obstructive sleep apnea testing mandate. In the Federal Register, it was announced the Medical Review Board will offer its...
  6. Emily

    OOIDA: Link between sleep apnea, crashes doesn't exist

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer There is insufficient data to show a relationship between moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and increased crash risk according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. OOIDA points to the lack of a link between the condition and...
  7. Maria

    Sleep apnea comment period enters final days

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer Many truck drivers have utilized a 30-day extension to speak out on a potential sleep apnea regulation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration published the advanced notice of public rulemaking in the...
  8. Maria

    Second sleep apnea public listening session slated for Chicago

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The second of three public listening sessions about obstructive sleep apnea will be Tuesday, May 17, in Chicago. On March 10, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration published an advance notice of proposed...
  9. Maria

    First of three sleep apnea listening sessions on tap

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The first of three public listening sessions about obstructive sleep apnea will be Thursday, May 12, in Washington, D.C. On March 10, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration published an advance notice of...
  10. Maria

    Three sleep apnea listening sessions planned

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have announced three public listening sessions about potential regulatory action that could require transportation workers to be tested for sleep apnea. The three...
  11. L

    Sleep Apnea - what is the best sleep test company?

    What is the best sleep company or doctor group that you've heard about for testing if you get DOT CDL flagged? If you get diagnosed, which places have you had a good experience with? Does anyone know if any telemedicine options to avoid having to go to a lab?
  12. Maria

    Feds toy with sleep apnea regulation, seek comments

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer A federal proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association and Federal Railroad Administration could lead to commercial drivers and railroad workers being required to undergo evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea. The two agencies will open...
  13. Drifter McDuck

    Sleep Apnea Scam

    Apparently we are to believe that our government has come up with a questionnaire that is 100% accurate in diagnosing sleep apnea. I got flagged for it based only on my neck size. Got sent to a lab tech (not a doctor) for a sleep study, and have now tested positive, despite not showing any of...
  14. Big-boy-tex

    Sleep apnea

    So I went to get a physical for a new job. After everything the actual Dr. Comes in for the physical part bending, stretching,coughing,etc. Sodas soon as she comes in she says my bmi to HI I need a sleep study done. No neck measurment or questions about my sleep or if I'm tired she jumped all...
  15. Maria

    Who is behind the sleep apnea study for truck drivers in Canada?

    By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute recently announced it will be conducting a study to collect data and analyze the prevalence and severity of sleep apnea in the Canadian trucking industry. The institute’s partner, a company called BresoTec, is...
  16. nessa

    Can someone answer this? Sleep study required or not? Forced?

    I have read article after article and only one state that a sleep study cannot be forced on you yet. YET. Does anyone know the truc facts of the matter?
  17. J

    Sleep Apnea and Trucking?

    Hello all, First time poster here. What are the odds of a middle aged man who was diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea becoming a professional truck driver? In other words, if a company finds out a driver has sleep apnea will they decline from hiring her/him? Thank you.
  18. Mike

    NASTC New Sleep Apnea Program Puts Testing In Hands Of Drivers

    Motor carriers seeking to implement a proactive program for sleep apnea screening can now turn to the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. The association is offering a program that it says will put the testing process in the hands of the drivers. NASTC’s program uses a small...
  19. Maria

    U.S. lawmakers call out medical trainers for pushing apnea tests for truckers

    By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor Some organizations that train certified medical examiners are skirting the law by telling examiners to test truckers for sleep apnea, a pair of U.S. representatives stated in a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday, Oct...
  20. Maria

    Train derailment fuels sleep apnea screening talks

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their...
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