NTSB wants sleep apnea testing

Testifying at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee meeting on April 9 in Washington, D.C., National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy spoke in opposition of the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration to not move forward on rulemaking for mandated sleep apnea testing, according to landlinemag.com.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association opposes many of the NTSB’s safety recommendations, contending there is insufficient data to link sleep apnea to an increase in crashes and that speed limiters would lead to a decrease in highway safety because cars and trucks would be traveling at different speeds.

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