Schumer Wants FMCSA To Reinstate Sleep Apnea Rule

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2018)


Chuck Schumer

The Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has asked the U.S. DOT to “immediately reverse course” on its recent decision to withdraw a rule that would have set sleep apnea screening criteria for truck operators.

“It’s high time to move forward with making sleep apnea testing a federal requirement, no ifs, ands or butts about it,” he said. “We don’t want big rig drivers to doze off at the wheel.”

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