President Obama signs a new commercial driver sleep disorder bill into law

Transportation companies, commercial drivers and the medical professionals who certify them as physically fit for duty may be in for another long ride – legislatively speaking, that is.

During the government shutdown, the President signed a bill (HR 3095) approved by both houses of Congress to “ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding.”

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