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FMCSA Hosts Public Sessions on Sleep Apnea Among Truck Drivers

April 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are hosting three public listening sessions to solicit information on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial truck drivers as well as railroad personnel.

Federal officials are seeking potential consequences of OSA in connection with the safety of rail and highway transportation, and the potential costs and benefits from regulatory actions that address the safety risks associated with motor carrier and rail transportation workers in safety sensitive positions.

The listening sessions are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on this topic with representatives of both agencies, along with any data or analysis they may have.

The listening sessions will take place in:

Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 12, at the National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th St., NW

Chicago, Ill., on Tuesday, May 17, at the Marriott Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North, 30 E. Hubbard St.

Los Angeles, Calif., on Wednesday, May 25, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St.

All sessions will run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., local time. If all interested parties have had the opportunity to comment, the sessions may conclude early.