Dating site for truck drivers
Some severe cases require surgery."It's very hard to argue that people aren't being put at risk," said Sarah Feinberg, the former administrator of the FRA, who had issued the safety advisory in December.
"We cannot have someone who is in that condition operating either a train going 70 mph or operating a multi-ton truck traveling down the interstate.
The decision to kill the sleep apnea regulation is the latest step in President Trump's campaign to drastically slash federal regulations.
The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed hundreds of proposed regulations since he took office in January - moves the president has said will help bolster economic growth.
It's just not an appropriate level of risk to be exposing passengers and the traveling public to."The National Transportation Safety Board said it was disappointed the agencies decided to scrap the "much-needed rulemaking.""Obstructive sleep apnea has been in the probable cause of 10 highway and rail accidents investigated by the NTSB in the past 17 years and obstructive sleep apnea is an issue being examined in several, ongoing, NTSB rail and highway investigations," NTSB spokesman Christopher O'Neil said.
Without a regulation mandating testing, which would have needed approval from Congress, regulators couldn't cite trucking companies or railroads if a truck or train crashed because the operator fell asleep at the helm.“When I order something, there’s less chance the reason I didn’t get it on time because something didn’t make it on time from China.It probably happened because UPS, Fed Ex or the Post Office didn’t handle it correctly,” he said.A spokesman said that Amazon Logistics hasn’t posted on its load board or applied to become an eligible broker.Nevertheless, it isn’t the first time has dipped its toes into the transportation and logistics industry.