SleepSafe Drivers® Executive Selected to Speak on the Importance of Fatigue Management Programs at Trucking Legal Forum

The ATA Litigation Center’s annual Trucking Legal Forum schedules Steven Garrish to sit on panel discussing the science, case law and compliance issues surrounding the role of fatigue in truck accident litigation.

Lenexa, KS, July 11, 2019 --( Steven Garrish, SVP of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at SleepSafe Drivers, one of the nation’s leaders in Fatigue Management Programs (FMPs) for the transportation industry and other high-risk related jobs, will discuss the importance of these programs and the recommended practices related to fatigue and sleep apnea in truck accident litigation. He will join presenters who will take a critical look at how plaintiff attorneys present their case for fatigue in litigation including the science behind their arguments and the most effective defense.

Attendees will also receive an update on related regulations, frequent compliance issues, enforcement challenges and recommended practices related to fatigue and sleep apnea. The upcoming panel will take place on the third day of the ATA Trucking Legal Forum’s Confronting Trucking’s Legal Challenges Together in San Diego, July 14th-17th, 2019. The jam-packed agenda focuses on the topics specifically tailored to address the trucking industry’s most critical legal issues by industry experts and experienced practitioners. Sessions cover compliance, litigation, employment and business law strategies aimed at reducing and avoiding risk, both in and out of court.

As the correlation between fatigue and increased business costs continues to grow, more and more transportation executives, Corporate Counsel, Safety Managers and HR departments are looking to understand the issue. Not only are they tasked with understanding all the nuances surrounding driver fatigue, they are responsible for finding solutions that improve driver health and keep the wheels rolling, safely.

“I am excited that the ATA Litigation Center has identified fatigue management as an educational priority when discussing safety and risk with their transportation clients,” said Steven Garrish. “The growing trend towards understanding and addressing the issue of fatigue and how it affects people in safety sensitive roles is evident.

“Improved health and safety of those who work so hard to support and protect our nation’s supply chain is a priority that cannot be overstated.”

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About SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.
Since 2007, SleepSafe Drivers has offered a comprehensive Fatigue Management Program, including innovative ways to address sleep apnea testing and treatment, that have been developed specifically for the transportation, logistics & supply chain industry and other safety-sensitive businesses. With national coverage, the program allows for confidential diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea in a private, convenient and cost effective manner. The management team at SleepSafe Drivers has unparalleled experience in Home Sleep Testing (HST) with patented technology, high-compliance treatment products and protocols, and a strong network with the nation’s leading sleep labs, sleep physicians, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers. The SleepSafe Drivers program is logistically efficient with a focus on minimizing testing downtime while delivering more than 96% compliance with therapy.

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