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    Apnea screening appeal blocked by court

    April 6, 2017 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear a truck driver’s appeal against a lower-court decision that found a motor carrier had the right to screen certain drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Drivers paying steep price for apnea tests

    May 26, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Truck drivers are paying a real price for the screening and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apena (OSA), a condition that obstructs breathing patterns and can wake sufferers hundreds of times per night, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has found. The review of more than 800 commercial drivers quantifies costs and other impacts of driver screening for the first time.

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    Doctors suggest testing truckers for sleep apnea

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — American medical experts have recommended to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that obese truck drivers be tested routinely for sleep apnea.