Former FMCSA chief joins sleep-focused company

| 8/31/2010

A company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in “risk-sensitive” industries – such as trucking – has added former FMCSA chief John Hill to its staff.

Hill joins SleepSafe Drivers as the company’s senior adviser of regulatory affairs.

The former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the trend of trucking companies investing resources to recognize and treat sleep apnea with their drivers “is an important initial step before the government regulates the issue.”

The company offers in-cab diagnostic tests with results and an auto-titrating positive airway pressure prescription “the next morning.”