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AAA Report: Driving on Five Hours of Sleep as Dangerous as Driving Drunk

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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.

Bart Jansen | USA TODAY
December 6, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

FMCSA Panels Advance Sleep Apnea Recommendations

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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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Appeals Court Rejects Obese Driver’s Claim That He Needn’t Submit to Sleep Apnea Test

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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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Appeals Court Rejects Driver's Claim That High BMI Should Not Require Sleep Apnea Study

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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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Treatment Could Lower Crash Risk for Truckers With Sleep Apnea

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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.

Carolyn Crist | Reuters
September 28, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Advisers Offer Sleep Apnea Guidelines as FMCSA Considers Health Proposal

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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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

FMCSA Medical Review Board Issues Sleep Apnea Guidelines

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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.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Replay: LiveOnWeb on Driver Health and Wellness From A to Zzzzzz

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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.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

ATRI Survey: Sleep Apnea Studies Costly to Drivers

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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.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

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.

Transport Topics
May 25, 2016

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