Trucking tips for truckers and potential truck drivers.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Spotlight on Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a problem all truck drivers should be concerned about. The trucking industry seems to be leaning towards making this a part of our DOT physical. The FMCSA has a lot of information on this subjects. Below you will find a link to this information.
Staying awake means staying alive. Sleep apnea is a major contributor to daytime drowsiness—a condition that could prove deadly for commercial truck drivers and everyone sharing the road with them. It is a condition where, during sleep, a narrowing or closure of the upper airway causes repeated sleep disturbances leading to poor sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness. Since excessive sleepiness can impact a driver’s ability to safely operate the commercial vehicle, it is important that drivers with sleep apnea are aware of the warning signs. Read More