Court To Hear OOIDA Case Against FMCSA’s Sleep Apnea Rule Making Process

(Last Updated On: February 9, 2018)


A panel of judges for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit that alleges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration bypassed the rulemaking process in order to regulate obstructive sleep apnea.

In April, OOIDA filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation that alleged FMCSA bypassed the rulemaking process by slipping regulations regarding obstructive sleep apnea into a 2015 final rule that required the agency’s certified medical examiners to use a new medical form.

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