A Sleep Apnea rule could impact the trucking industry
A new sleep apnea rule?
A data collection effort by the U.S. DOT intended to gauge how many truck operators have obstructive sleep apnea and what impact a sleep apnea rule could have on the industry has taken a step forward in the federal rulemaking process and could be published by year’s end.
The federal regulatory dashboard says the White House’s Office of Management and Budget received the so-deemed “pre-rule” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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While sleep apnea can contribute to CDL drowsiness while on the road (in addition to impacting driver general health and well-being), it is a treatable and preventable condition. Sleep apnea has been linked to a variety of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and most notably, obesity. Commercial drivers getting tested and treated is important to both driver safety and driver health. If you hold a CDL, or are required by your employer or doctor to be tested for sleep apnea, contact CPAP America for all of your testing and treatment needs.
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