Democratic members of Congress recently introduced bills that, if passed, would require federal transportation officials to mandate tests for obstructive sleep apnea in commercial truck drivers and railroad operators. The bills aim to reverse a decision by Donald Trump’s administration that killed final rulemaking for sleep apnea testing that would require commercial truck drivers and railroad operators to receive treatment if diagnosed with the disorder, which has been linked to daytime drowsiness and fatigue, one of the leading causes of commercial truck accidents. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ and Rep. Albio Sires, D-NJ, introduced a bill in the House last week that would “require the ... Read More
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