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Public Input Sought on how Sleep Apnea Impacts Commercial Drivers

It is estimated that 22 million men and women could be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a respiratory disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it’s seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts …

Sleep Apnea Legislation will Harm FMCSA’s Attempts to Make Our Roads Safer

House Resolution 3095 is a new bill that requires the FMCSA to go through full rulemaking and cost-benefit analysis when addressing screening, testing or treatment of sleep apnea. If passed, the FMCSA will not be able to provide immediate guidance to help address the very real problem of sleep apnea. The FMCSA has taken the …

Fatigue Management Program Module 7 – Motor Carrier Responsibility

Module 7 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) discusses corporate motor carrier responsibilities for identifying, treating and managing sleep disorders. To avoid legal risk, carriers should develop policies and procedures, educate managers about fatigue, document implementation of a Fatigue Management Plan (FMP) and communicate with drivers with sleep disorders. Schneider National Inc. implemented …

Fatigue Management Program Module 3 – Driver education

This is a summary of the first lesson of Module 3 of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP). This module includes four lessons plus a summary designed to help drivers acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to fight fatigued driving as part of a Fatigue Management Programs, or FMP. Due to the length …

Truck Driver Obesity Linked to Higher Rate of Preventable Truck Crashes

Health and fitness have become high-priority in all segments of society. Even here at TruckAccidents.com we put an emphasis on employee health. So it should come as little surprise that the commercial trucking industry is feeling the impact too. Plenty has been written about the importance of truck drivers maintaining good health. Truck stop gyms …

Truck Stop Fitness Clubs Help Truckers Get Fit on Road Trips

Entrepreneurialism is alive and well in America. Where a need exists, an ambitious business owner with an idea isn’t far behind. We need healthier truck drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Now a business-minded spirit has followed with an idea. Hoping to accommodate truckers’ need for a place to exercise, Snap Fitness, …

Sleep Apnea Screenings Aim to Curb Fatigue-Related Truck Crashes

For years, snoring was commonly viewed as a harmless, albeit annoying, sound that people make when they sleep. It turns out that, while the sound itself is just that – a sound – it is often symptomatic of a far more serious condition called sleep apnea. A person who suffers from sleep apnea experiences brief …

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