Trucker Sleep Apnea Bill Passes House; Could See Full Implementation Soon
The bill requiring the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association to provide formal regulations pertaining to truck driver sleep apnea, rather than mere guidelines, passed the House vote 405-0.
Diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea costs the FMCSA around $1 billion each year. The change in policy is supposed to help determine if those expenses are necessary and find ways to gradually reduce them.
Find more information on the bill here and read about the bill successfully passing through the House in this piece.