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Examining Truck Drivers Medical Certification Regulations

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Truck driver, Ed Webb learned first-hand how states are increasing their attention to the testing of sleep apnea. After being woke up by an Indiana state trooper when he heard snoring coming from the truck, he found himself being audited by the State of Indiana.

With his story featured in the June, 2011 issue of Trucker News Magazine, Ed joins us as our special guest. It is no secret that truck drivers around the country are working actively to achieve better health through all manner of activities.

From the regulatory side of the truck driver health issue, attention to specific conditions continues to increase at the state level just as new federal programs to scrutinize the doctors giving DOT physicals, as well as doing away with the driver medical card as we know it, draws closer to implementation.

Truckers News senior editors, Max Kvidera and Todd Dills examined the issues in this month's "Medically Certified" cover story and return as our guests to discuss  truck drivers medical certification regulations at both the federal and state levels and how stricter DOT medical examinations will be placing drivers under more scrutiny.

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