Preferred Drive Sleep Program

Recently, we developed a new program for the transportation industry that addresses the ever increasing risk and problem of driver fatigue caused by sleep apnea. Somewhere around 28% of all truckers have sleep apnea and the NHTSA and DOT have addressed it in various regulations. We understand that time off the road is lost money for the company and the driver. Our PreferredĀ Driver Sleep Program provides immediate testing and treatment for your at-risk drivers so they are back on the road without interruption.

The approach?

  • Awareness
  • Assessment
  • Adjustment
  • Adherence

Drivers with untreated sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, are one of the most dangerous threats out on our roads.

  • Driver fatigue is responsible for an estimated 100,000 motor vehicle accidents and 1,500 deaths each year.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates the cost of drowsy driving is $12.4 billion per year.
  • Drivers suffering from untreated sleep apnea are at 6 times the risk for motor vehicle accidents.
  • Situational Performance (SA) of the untreated driver is similar to that of a person with a .06 – .08 Blood Alcohol Content level.
  • Over 28% of truck drivers have sleep apnea.
  • Up to 60% of a trucking company’s injury/fatal crash costs are attributed to drivers with untreated sleep apnea.