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Tag Archives: Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Trucker’s Bill to President

Posted in Sleep Apnea
Congress, despite a government shutdown, has a sleep apnea bill ready for the President’s signature. While the trucking industry estimates that “the impact of screening, diagnosis, and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea could exceed $1 billion annually.” The industry failed to mention that $1 billion annually is a bargain compared to the death, carnage, and destruction… Continue Reading

Fat Truck Drivers More Likely to Kill – Study Says 54% More Likely to Crash in First Two Years

Posted in Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has long been know to be a problem in the trucking industry. A recent study confirms overweight drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash, 54% more likely than other drivers! The researchers stated that OSA is most likely the cause of the increased crash risk.   Drivers who have OSA fail to get… Continue Reading

SLEEP APNEA HUGE – AND IGNORED – PROBLEM IN TRUCKING INDUSTRY

Posted in Hours of Service, Sleep Apnea
I have been fortunate to work with many great lawyers around the country on Truck Accident, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury cases. One such lawyer is Pete Everett of Fairfax, Virginia. Pete Everett, a great trucking lawyer who has a breathtaking knowledge of traumatic brain injuries, sent me the following information on a new sleep apnea study in the Australian trucking industry. … Continue Reading

ROADCHECK SHOWS TRUCK DRIVERS STILL FAKING LOG BOOKS

Posted in Hours of Service, Sleep Apnea
One of the startling numbers that have been released from the 2010 Roadcheck was that violations for false logs were up over 18% from 2009. I have previously blogged about the problems with false logs and how tired truckers are dangerous truckers who are 2.5 times more likely to be in a wreck. While electric on-board recorders (EOBR’s) are a long way… Continue Reading