(PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced its newest sleep apnea guidelines it has now become more important than ever for drivers to have a testing option. Truck drivers are being looked at more and more as a safety hazard on the roads to themselves and other drivers on the road. According to the US motor carrier authority, with-in the trucking industry and all CDL holders about 28 percent of them have sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to many other serious health issues. The FMCSA has been looking into specific regulations regarding sleep apnea in truck drivers and what the guidelines should be following when screening a driver. The newest FMCSA recommendations include drivers who have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater be granted conditional certification pending sleep study evaluation. Aeroflow Industrial Clinics offers a screening process, diagnostic testing, treatment and compliance monitoring for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders through a comprehensive program for trucking companies and for individual truck drivers.
Aeroflow Industrial Clinics works with trucking companies to create programs that fit specific needs of the drivers and the trucking company policy and procedures. Relationships have been built between Aeroflow Industrial Clinics and companies that have impact in the trucking industry, such as Careington, Enrollment First Inc., NAWP, and Comp Care Partners. When working with these companies Aeroflow has successfully tested and treated numerous drivers as well as kept them compliant per DOT standards. Aeroflow strives to provide a time efficient and cost effective solution for sleep apnea in the trucking industry.