October 2016 Archives

Mandated sleep apnea screenings may be on the horizon for truck drivers.

If you have been following our blog, you are aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently revealed the results from their 2016 "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts" report. The agency provided both positive and negative statistics of truck accidents that occurred in 2014. Although the report noted that there was a 6 percent drop in fatalities resulting from large truck accidents, it also acknowledged a rise in the injuries suffered in the large truck accidents. Both aspects of the report show that big truck safety has improved, but there are still changes that can be made to ensure driver safety from fatalities and injuries.