ELD Possible Changes

Efforts to change ELD mandate for smaller carriers gain steam in Congress A panel of lawmakers in the U.S. House on Monday issued a report advising the U.S. DOT to study whether a “full or targeted delay” of the federal electronic logging device mandate for small carriers, such as owner-operators, is warranted. The House Appropriations Committee, which is comprised of 51 representatives, issued its report Monday night when it stamped approval on legislation that funds the DOT through the 2018 fiscal year. Though the legislation itself, if enacted, secures a compliance extension for livestock haulers, it does not offer any broader […]

Driving With Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at least 10 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed. What Level of Sleep Apnea (mild, moderate, severe) Disqualifies a CMV Driver? The disqualifying level of sleep apnea is moderate to severe, which interferes with safe driving. The medical examiner must qualify and determine a driver’s medical fitness for duty. Can You Still Drive if You […]