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America's Truck Driver Sleep Epidemic

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT & PF) is recognizing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

According to the American Trucking Association, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a week in which the trucking industry joins together to thank the 3.5 million professional truck drivers that are the heart of the nation’s economy.

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Topics: sleep apnea, drivers, driving, safety

Poor Sleep Puts You and Others At Risk

Posted by Eric Tress on Mar 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When you’re suffering from sleep deprivation, some effects are pretty immediate:

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Topics: sleep deprivation, drivers

America's Truck Drivers and Sleepy Driving

Posted by Julia Higginson on May 30, 2018 9:32:00 PM

A new study has reported that sleep apnea in truck drivers can be particularly dangerous.

According to a press release by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, truck drivers who fail to get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea “are a public safety threat on U.S. roadways.” Weighing 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and needing 20-40 percent more road space to stop than cars, trucks are already a significant threat to other vehicles on the road, killing 3,660 people in 2018.

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Topics: sleep habits, losing sleep, truckers, drivers, roads

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