Sleep apnea, EOBRs, motorcoach HOS on MCSAC meeting agenda

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will meet Monday-Thursday, Feb. 6-9, which will include a joint meeting with the Medical Review Board on Monday, Feb. 6, to finalize recommendations of the joint MCSAC-MRB subcommittee to the FMCSA administrator on obstructive sleep apnea.

The MCSAC will meet separately on Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 7-8, where it will consider issues relating to the prevention of harassment of truck and bus drivers through electronic onboard recorders. On Thursday, Feb. 9, there will be a preliminary discussion of ideas and concepts the MCSAC believes the agency should consider concerning motorcoach hours of service. All four days of the meeting will be open to the public.

The meetings will be held Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 6-8, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. The meetings will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St., in Alexandria, Va., in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro station.

Copies of all MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire four-day meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov.