AAA Report: Driving on Five Hours of Sleep as Dangerous as Driving Drunk
WASHINGTON — Drivers who skimp on just a couple of hours of sleep nearly double the risk of a crash, making drowsy driving about as dangerous as drunken driving, according to a report released Dec. 6.
FMCSA Panels Advance Sleep Apnea Recommendations
Two Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committees forwarded on Oct. 24 a slate of comprehensive moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea risk factor recommendations that the agency could use in a formal regulatory requirement for truck and bus drivers to submit to costly diagnostic sleep studies.October 24, 2016
Appeals Court Rejects Obese Driver’s Claim That He Needn’t Submit to Sleep Apnea Test
An appeals court has rejected claims by an obese truck driver that he should not have been required by his employer to submit to a sleep study to determine if he had obstructive sleep apnea.October 24, 2016
Appeals Court Rejects Driver's Claim That High BMI Should Not Require Sleep Apnea Study
An appeals court has rejected claims by an obese truck driver that he should not have been required by his employer to submit to a sleep study to determine if he had sleep apnea.October 14, 2016
Treatment Could Lower Crash Risk for Truckers With Sleep Apnea
Commercial truck drivers who get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea for two years may reduce their crash risk to the level of drivers without apnea, a study from Italy suggests.
Advisers Offer Sleep Apnea Guidelines as FMCSA Considers Health Proposal
Top medical advisers to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have recommended a slate of sleep apnea guidelines that would require truck drivers to participate in costly diagnostic sleep studies if they have a body mass index of 40 or higher, experienced excessive fatigue or sleepiness while driving or have been in a sleep-related accident.August 29, 2016
FMCSA Medical Review Board Issues Sleep Apnea Guidelines
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top medical advisers have recommended a slate of sleep apnea guidelines that would require truck drivers to take costly diagnostic sleep studies if they have a body mass index of 40 or higher, have experienced excessive fatigue or sleepiness while driving, or have been in a sleep-related crash.August 24, 2016
Replay: LiveOnWeb on Driver Health and Wellness From A to Zzzzzz
Who better to talk about driver health and wellness than men who are tops in their field? Competitive powerlifter Ralph Garcia, a professional driver for ABF Freight System with 3.5 million accident-free miles, and world-class swimmer and triathlete Siphiwe Baleka, a driver/trainer from Prime Inc., head up our LiveOnWeb panel on Driver Health and Wellness From A to Zzzzz. Watch the replay.May 29, 2016
ATRI Survey: Sleep Apnea Studies Costly to Drivers
More than half of drivers who have been asked to participate in sleep apnea studies paid more than 150% of their median weekly pay to do so, a survey released by the American Transportation Research Institute on May 26 revealed.
Replay: FMCSA Listening Session on Sleep Apnea
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a listening session on obstructive sleep apnea May 25 in Los Angeles. Watch a videotape of the session.May 25, 2016