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COVID-19 Customer and Driver Update

SleepSafe Drivers is open to keep truck drivers moving safely about the country delivering goods during this COVID-19 global crisis. We are here to assist in driver testing, compliance reports and supply replenishment for our customers. We expect very little disruption or delays in our services at this time. SleepSafe Drivers will be abiding by all CDC, [...]

By |2020-04-01T02:32:07+00:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nuclear Verdicts and the Impact on the Industry

Nuclear Verdicts–What is it and how can I avoid it? A “nuclear verdict” is commonly defined as a jury award of $10 million or greater and key distinguishing factors include disproportionate awards to plaintiff’s actual economic damages, the award majority is in punitive damages and is significantly higher than expected given the injuries. Nuclear [...]

By |2020-03-18T19:28:14+00:00March 17th, 2020|Stories from the road|0 Comments

Diagnosis, Protocol, Compliance and Regulation for CMEs

A CME's Guide to Better Understanding Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a topic that has often been in the news in the transportation industry. It has come to be recognized as a condition that can affect adult males and females and can have a considerable impact on health and safety. It is [...]

Compliance Reporting for Work

Arm yourself with information prior to your DOT exam... FMCSA’s physical qualifications standards prohibit individuals from receiving a medical examiner’s certificate to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce if they have an “established medical history or clinical diagnosis of a respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with his or her ability to control and [...]

By |2020-03-12T15:31:05+00:00March 11th, 2020|Best Practice, Treatment Compliance|0 Comments

Daylight Saving Time Strikes Again

The New Week Begins with Less Sleep, Again... Many of us lost an hour of sleep this weekend due to Daylight Saving Time. We "lose" an hour when the clocks are set forward (except in Hawaii and most of Arizona), and for many that means a tired couple of days as our bodies adjust. [...]

The Cs of PAP Adherence

When it comes to the ABCs of PAP Adherence, the Cs have it... Whether you want to call it adherence or compliance, the important point to remember is the therapy is only good if you use it! COMFORT— Make sure the supplier of your mask and PAP take time to fit your face and [...]

By |2020-02-21T05:00:37+00:00February 24th, 2020|Best Practice, Treatment Compliance|0 Comments

Compliance, Adherence…Potato, Potato…

Philips DreamMapper personalized tracker tool keeps the sleep apnea sufferer informed, connected to their provider and able to track their progress and stay committed. Compliance, Adherence–Potato, Potato...Doing it is What is Important! PAP Therapy for Sleep Apnea can be extremely effective... but only if it's being used. Merriam Webster defines Compliance as [...]

By |2020-02-21T04:43:12+00:00February 18th, 2020|Best Practice, Treatment Compliance|0 Comments

Fatigue Management: Key Elements for a Successful Fatigue Program

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT (part 2 of 2) What are the key elements of a solid Fatigue Management Program (FMP)? I believe it starts with commitment from the top. What’s important to your leadership will be important to your entire organization. It’s not what they say, but what they do. If your safety director is the [...]

By |2020-01-19T22:37:28+00:00January 19th, 2020|Best Practice|0 Comments

Fatigue Management: Strategies and Tips for Every Fleet Owner

NORTH AMERICAN FATIGUE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: STRATEGIES AND TIPS FOR EVERY FLEET OWNER (part 1 of 2) Looking back on 20 years in operations and safety leadership in the trucking industry, I’ve learned many things. Our business is always changing. To be successful, companies must learn to plan for changes and evolve quickly to meet the demands [...]

By |2020-01-20T04:51:46+00:00January 19th, 2020|Best Practice|0 Comments

Drowsy Driving Prevention gets its own week, Nov. 3-10, 2019

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about half of U.S. adult drivers admit to consistently getting behind the wheel when drowsy. About 20% admit to falling asleep at the wheel during the past year – with over 40% admitting this has happened at least once in their driving years. These startling figures show how prevalent drowsy driving is. [...]

By |2020-01-06T04:31:37+00:00November 3rd, 2019|Stories from the road|0 Comments