Truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment have higher crash rate

On March 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who failed to adhere to treatment had a rate of preventable crashes five times higher than that of truckers without the ailment, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Morris, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)…

Crash risk: Lifestyle, occupational factors that may put truck drivers in danger

On October 23, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Truck drivers who are frequently fatigued after work, use cell phones while driving, or have an elevated pulse pressure – a potential predictor of cardiovascular disease – may be at increased risk for getting into truck accidents, according to a study by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental…

Young drivers don't see dangers of driving tired: QUT study

On October 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Drivers are more likely to get behind the wheel drowsy than drunk despite it being just as dangerous, and the worst offenders are those under 30, a QUT study has found. The research undertaken by QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) will be presented…