What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea and How Does it Affect Your Safety?

Apnea literally means “cessation of breath.” If someone has sleep apnea, his or her breath can become very shallow or may even stop breathing while asleep. This state of not breathing can occur up to dozens of times per hour, awakening the sleeper. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of apnea, which […]

Current Physical Qualifications Standard for Medical Examiners: Respiratory Conditions – Obstructive Sleep Apnea

FMCSA’s physical qualifications standards prohibit CDL drivers from receiving a medical examiner’s certificate, or commonly called a DOT medical card 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 drive a […]