Today's Trucking

IN PRINT — Sleep Well: Researchers focusing on driver sleep

December 20, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON — For most people, the time-honored New Year’s resolution to get healthier will be toast by mid-February. But if you’re determined to focus on health and wellness in 2018, experts say you should sleep on it.


Apnea screening appeal blocked by court

April 6, 2017 by John Smith

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.


Drivers paying steep price for apnea tests

May 26, 2016 by John 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.


Lack of sleep involved in 80% of highway deaths, says expert

May 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

ABBOTSFORD, BC – The days of pulling all-nighters to earn bragging rights should be a thing of the past, says a sleep expert who addressed attendees at the 2016 Truxpo trade show last week in British Columbia.


Doctors suggest testing truckers for sleep apnea

August 1, 2014 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.