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Sleep Apnea A Growing Problem For Ground Transportation

Posted on June 3, 2016

A big problem in the ground transportation industry is how to prevent sleepy driving. Awful crashes have been caused by truck and rail operator fatigue — including a 2013 derailment that killed four people in the Bronx and the 2014 truck-limo bus collision that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.

Twenty percent of the 182 major National Transportation Safety Board investigations from 2001 to 2012 found fatigue as a probable cause or contributing factor.

Chicago Tribune article here

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