When sleeping drivers lie

Truck drivers will have to wear a Philips Respironic CPAP and monitored by a wireless system as part of a pilot program initiated by Umbian, a Halifax (Canada) company. The software will be downloading usage data from the CPAP machine daily and will automatically send out alerts to fleet managers if the drivers do not use them as expected.

Driver Pete has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and you’ve ponyed up some dough for one of those devices. (They’re called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP devices, btw.) The question is, with a sleep apnea-testing rule coming in the US (and

Sleep apnea testing rule will be coming to the US and possibly Canada.

It is a step in the right direction.

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