FMCSA jumps the gun on Sleep apnea
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed to adopt recommendations for tougher sleep apnea guidelines last Friday, April 20. Insurance companies and truck accident lawyers know sleep apnea is involved in a significant percentage of truck crashes.
TheThe FMCSA recommended drivers with a body mass index of 35 or higher be evaluated for sleep apnea. However, later the same day it it reversed itself, and issued a statement that the agency is in the process of “carefully reviewing” recommendations made by two advisory panels. I’m sure there’ll be more on the subject.