U.S. regulators drop mandatory sleep apnea testing
WASHINGTON D.C. - Federal regulators in the United States will no longer be looking to make tests for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea mandatory for truck drivers or railway engineers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) revealed last week that they are withdrawing their March 2016 notice seeking the changes for those in safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation.
Schneider doesn’t sleep on retention strategies
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A former U.S. Army officer, Don Osterberg, VP of safety and training at Schneider National, compares the task of retaining truck drivers to a saying used in the Armed Forces: "We recruit soldiers in the military, but we retain families."