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Maintain Trucker Safety in Several Ways

One of the top priorities in the transportation industry is trucker safety due to the heavy amount of risk in the job. Truck drivers know that it is important to make safety the top priority in the job. Here are six (6) tips to help commercial driver’s maintain trucker safety.1. Truck drivers need to keep up to date with the new safety regulations and pending truck driving laws. This can easily be accomplished online and your fleet manager or employer is directly responsible for circulating safety regulations/developments to you as soon as they receive information from the Federal Motor Carrier...

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that a Fatal Bus Crash Underscores the Need for Fatigue Management Programs.

The National Transportation Safety Board has urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be more aggressive in monitoring fatigue management programs due to a fatal bus crash in last year.On May 31, 2011 at 4:55am an incident occurred because the driver fell asleep, the Board found. A Sky Express bus that was headed northbound on I-95 in Virginia flipped over after it drifted across the roadway and struck a cable barrier. Unfortunately, four passengers were killed and fourteen others were seriously injured.After the investigation was completed, the Board found that the bus driver had been suffering from sleep loss,...

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Home Sleep Testing for Sleep Apnea

There is a strong surge for home sleep testing and there is and will continue to be some confusion regarding the results for home sleep testing. This document will highlight the use of home sleep testing.As always each individual should be pre-screened for any signs of sleep apnea before they are issued a home sleep test. The tool for which we do this needs to be a validated screening tool and the Berlin Questionnaire is the most used screening tool. However, the questionnaire is not easy to score or use. There is a questionnaire that is easy to use and...

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Occupational Sleep Education

The National Institutes of Health have stated that there are 50 to 70 million Americans that are affected by sleep disorders that are chronic, or intermittent which can result in compromised safety in the workplace. 18 million of the above mentioned Americans have sleep apnea. If you are a part of this statistic, it is extremely important to be educated on occupational sleep and the importance of these sleep related conditions.Sleep apnea can occur in all age groups and both genders, however there are certain factors that increase your risk in being diagnosed, including large neck size, small upper airway...

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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation in the Transportation Industry

If you feel drowsy while driving, you’re not alone! In a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, it was analyzed that sleep problems in a variety of different drivers in the transportation industry are affecting their job performance. Safety is an important part of the transportation industry, and thus these results revealed a very serious issue. For specific responses from the poll, read on:Train Operators in particular stated that they were extremely concerned with sleep problems and their impact on their lives and job performance. 44% stated that because of their daily routines, they are unable to sleep for...

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