Portable Sleep Diagnostic Testing – Watch-PAT

Portable Sleep Diagnostic Device - WatchPat

Portable/home sleep testing allows the driver to sleep at home or in their trucks while being tested. PPD offers nationwide portable sleep testing, allowing us to be where the carrier needs us to be. PPD dedicated itself to a careful pilot of hundreds of portable sleep tests in the commercial driving population assuring its success.   […]

Portable diagnostic devices for identifying Obstructive Sleep Apnea among commercial motor vehicle drivers

Now offering portable diagnostic testing for sleep apnea! For detailed information, see the article on Portable diagnostic devices for identifying obstructive sleep apnea among commercial motor vehicle drivers: considerations and unanswered questions in PMC - a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Read […]

NPTC 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition

NPTC-2013-Annual-Conference

The NPTC 2013 Education Management Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for April 28-30, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NPTC 2013 Exhibition will feature an extensive showcase of fleet products and services from leading industry suppliers with the latest in product development and state-of-the-art technology for today’s demanding truck fleet operations. PPD  and Dr. Mark Berger […]

MTA Annual Safety and Maintenance Conference

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The Missouri Trucking Association (MTA) represents over 725 member companies that operate trucks, including both for-hire and private carriers, and allied members that provide products and services to the motor carriers industry. The MTA has scheduled their Annual Safety and Maintenance Conference for March 27th and 28th 2013, and it showcases experts from governmental agencies, lawyers […]

National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Safety Meeting

Wendy Sullivan, RN

Wendy Sullivan, RN, VP of Project Implementation and Health and Safety Consultative Services for PPD, along with Medline Industries were pleased to co-present at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Safety Meeting held this September in Dulles VA. Together PPD and Medline presented an example of a successful implementation of a sleep apnea management program […]

CTA, OSA Canada Launch Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Pilot

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian Trucking Alliance News Release Media contact: Deanna Pagnan, Director of Policy & Government Relations (416) 249-7401 x 247, Deanna.Pagnan@ontruck.org CTA, OSA Canada Launch Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Pilot Unique, full service program provides fleet solutions and better quality of life to drivers (OTTAWA, May 28, 2012) – The Canadian Trucking […]

PPD Offers OSA Portable Monitor Testing

PPD Offers OSA Portable Monitor Testing

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD®) recently added portable monitor testing to its diagnostic offerings of sleep apnea in commercial drivers. PPD is an industry leader, providing turn-key sleep apnea disease management program and lab network. “Commercial carriers are looking for alternatives to in-lab overnight sleep testing for their drivers,” said Dr. Mark Berger, president and chief […]

Current FMCSA Regulations

Current FMCSA Guidelines

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 49 CFR Section 391.41 (b) (5) states: “Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of a respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with his/her ability to control and drive a commercial motor vehicle safely.” 49 CFR Section 392.3 with regards to fatigued drivers states: “No driver shall operate a […]

How Sleep Apnea Impacts the Commercial Trucking Industry

How Sleep Apnea Impacts the Commercial Trucking Industry

According to the FMCSA, it is estimated that sleep apnea affects 28% of all commercial drivers (approximately 1.8 million drivers). Untreated, sleep apnea contributes to hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease – conditions that represent three of the most costly health expenditures among commercial drivers. Poor sleep quality from untreated sleep apnea can also lead to […]